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Toilet paper
Started by: cindy (5700)   Report abuse
Is toilet paper getting smaller.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
I blame these tabloid newspapers - the old Daily Herald lasted a week

Posted by: PeterP (6920) Report abuse
Cindy the amount of paper used to make toilet/kitchen roll as over the last few years gone smaller. Toilet rolls when I was working in the industry used to be on average 280 sheets to the roll over the years these went down to 260 then 240 sheets now you are lucky to get between 180-200 sheets to the roll, Also the cut width has also gone downSame with kitchen towels they used to be 70/75 sheets to the roll now some are down to 45/50 sheets per roll. The latest kitchen roll now are even perforated at about 4 inch wide instead of 7-8 inches , We were asked to trial these about 5 years ago and no body liked them.

Posted by: Anne (3444)  Report abuse
Depending which brand some appear to be not as wide, others seem to have a bigger cardboard tube thus not needing as much on the roll to look to have the same number of sheets. Price rise by the back door again.

Posted by: peebee (303)  Report abuse
Maybe bums are getting bigger.

Posted by: beep54 (1009) Report abuse
The Cores have also got bigger in size it's to make you think the roll is bigger than it is, Peter p could i know you from the industry?

Posted by: PeterP (6920) Report abuse
Beep54 I worked for Stuart Edgar -Georgia Pacific Intertissue to give it some of its names from 1992-2014, Bryn-Blackrod-Walkden

Posted by: beep54 (1009) Report abuse
Hello Peter 35 yrs for me at Horwich, went through quite a few name changes to reach GP

Posted by: bambam (1784)  Report abuse
Remember Stuart Edgar well, my ex wife worked there on locket rd, was there a factory on Windsor rd in Ashton as well.

Posted by: PeterP (6920) Report abuse
Bambam I think S Edgar's did kitchen foil and poly wrap also bubble bath which was done down Ashton


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