Definition: Household and sanitary papers


This covers a wide range of tissue and other hygienic papers for use in households or commercial and industrial premises. Products in this category are generally manufactured in strips or rolls of a width exceeding 36 cm or in rectangular sheets with one side exceeding 36 cm and the other exceeding 15 cm in the unfolded state. Examples are toilet paper and facial tissues, kitchen towels, hand towels and industrial wipes. Some tissue is also used in the manufacture of baby napkins, sanitary towels, etc. The parent reel stock is made from virgin pulp or recovered fibre or mixtures of these
European Commission (Eurostat), "Forestry in the EU and the world - A statistical portrait", Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg , 2011

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