Did you know the daily production of toilet paper is about 8,30,48,116 rolls per day?
With an explosion in population and hygiene vigilantes everywhere, it is only fair for this number to go up!
The use of paper for hygiene purposes dates back to as early as the 6th century AD, in China. However, commercially produced toilet paper did not begin circulating until 1857. Taking the initiative in 1907, the Scott Paper Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, finally introduced paper tissues commercially to help prevent the spread of colds from cloth towels in restrooms.
This little invention is now a billion dollar industry across the world silently sitting everywhere- from restaurants, kitchens, to mall toilets, and all the way to your humble desk.
So how exactly does the behind-the-scenes of this massive industry look like? This video explores the different manufacturing processes of Tissue and Toilet Paper in detail. So next time you wipe your hands or tears or you-know-where, you will know how exactly it is made.