Softener Technology Enables Tissue Manufacturer to Produce New Premium Grade

A tissue manufacturer located in the Northeastern United States requested Solenis’ support to upgrade its bathroom tissue platform and develop a premium grade with enhanced softness. Solenis proposed a step-by-step approach that included a moisture target reduction to drive softness and caliper. Solenis also recommended the use of ProSoft™ TQ632 softener applied by spray using a chemical shower on the machine prior to the suction pressure roll. After the program became operational, the mill reported the following benefits:

  • Improved sheet softness (21.6 points)
  • Increased sheet caliper (28 percent)
  • Maintained machine productivity

Reducing the moisture target and spraying the ProSoft softener onto the sheet surface resulted in a significant increase in both softness and caliper, enabling the tissue maker to qualify a new grade.