The product is made from
The packaging material is made from paper or plastic.
Recycling of paper is an efficient use of resources as the wood fibers are used more than once.
High demands are put on quality and purity of recovered fibers, considering each step of the chain (collecting, sorting, transporting, storage, use), to ensure safe and hygienic products.
Recovered paper can be produced both from collected newsprint, magazines and office waste. The choice of recovered paper grades, is made for each product, depending on its specific requirements on performance properties and brightness. The paper is dissolved in water, washed and treated with chemicals under high temperature and screened to separate out impurities.
Bleaching is a cleaning process of the fibers that is often used. The aim is then to achieve a bright pulp, but also to get a certain purity of the fiber in order to achieve the demands for hygiene products and in some cases to meet the requirements for food safety.
Bleaching of the recovered pulp is made with chlorine-free bleaching agents (hydrogene peroxide and sodium dithionite). Except for Natural Napkins that are unbleached.
For bleached products we use bleaching agents (to increase the brightness of pulp from recovered paper).
All chemicals (process aids as well as additives) are assessed from an environmental, occupational health and safety and product safety point of view.
To control product performance we use additives:
In most of our mills we do not add optical brighteners but it often occurs in recovered paper since it is used in printing paper.
We do not use softeners for professional hygiene products.
High product quality is secured through quality and hygiene management systems throughout production, storage and transport.
In order to maintain a stable process and product quality the paper manufacturing process is supported by the following chemicals/ process aids:
To reuse broke and to utilize recovered fibers we use:
In the cleaning of our waste water we use flocculation agents and nutritients for the biological treatment to secure that no negative impact on water quality comes from our mills.
Fulfilment of Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC): Yes
Date of issue: 19-04-2019
Revision date: 23-08-2023
This product is produced at Essity Professional Hygiene NA Blending mill, US.
Essity Canada Inc., Cira Centre, Suite 2600 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA