Katrin's paper comes in three qualities – to make it easy to choose the right one
Plus – BEST
Least environmental impact as less paper is used. Most hygienic as the raw material is solely new fibres. Softest and kindest to skin. Always offers a little extra in terms of quality and function: hygiene, absorption, softness and strength.
Classic – BETTER
For common areas of use in public and industrial environments. Favourable properties in terms of quality and function.
Basic – GOOD
Intended for simpler uses. Meets basic requirements in public washrooms and industrial drying.
Typically, we measure paper by properties including: Absorption, wet strength, density
Absorption is a measure of the paper’s ability to soak up moisture. Absorption capacity is measured in grams of water per gram of paper (g/g), while absorption speed is measured in seconds per centimetre (s/cm). The faster the paper absorbs the water, the sooner your hands feel dry.
Our best quality absorbs more than 13 times faster than our lowest quality. Absorption capacity is affected by the fibre and air content of the paper. This is one of the reasons why Katrin’s paper is multi-ply. The maximum absorption capacity is also largely dependent on the amount of fibre in the paper.
Softness is a question of tactile experience and feel. Many factors in the production process affect paper softness. It is also important to find the right balance between the paper’s softness and strength. It should be soft yet still strong enough to not dissolve too much when drying, for example, damp or wet hands.
A paper’s tensile strength is measured both lengthwise and crosswise in wet and dry condition. The paper is pulled until it breaks. Tensile strength is measured in newtons/metre. The higher the value, the stronger the paper. Strong paper is good for more demanding drying in engineering industries, car workshops and so on.
The weight is a measure of how much 1 m² of a paper weighs. In multi-ply hygiene paper, each ply can have a weight of about 15 g/m², which provides superior compliance. A single-ply paper for more demanding drying usually has a weight of 25-30 g/m², which increases the paper’s strength.
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