The process of making tissue paper is a long process that starts with extracting the chipped wood from softwood and hardwood trees. This paper is then made into tissue paper using paper converting equipment and cut into rolls of tissues as required by the tissue manufacturing company. There are two different ways to make tissue paper: using virgin paper materials and using recycled paper. You should check out http://www.tissueworld.com/miami/en-us/paper-converting-companies
Using Virgin Paper Materials
In this process, the virgin paper is made by using 30 percent of softwood and 70 per cent of hardwood trees. The paper pulp is then bleached, mixed with water and chemicals to make the tissue paper durable.
1.Firstly machines strip the softwood and hardwood trees and keep as much bark as possible. These logs are then sliced into smaller pieces in machines and separated into batches.
2. These wood chip batches of the trees are then treated with chemicals.
3. This moisture is then used to make pulp by first evaporating it to create lignin ( glue to bind fibres) and cellulose fibres.
4. This pulp is then cleaned of all the lignin and chemicals and then bleached. If the lignin is not removed, the paper will turn yellow over time.
5.The pulp is then mixed with a lot of water in a tank and then sprayed out onto mesh to remove all the excess water.
6.This is then dried, pressed, craved off with metal equipment, made into jumbo reels and then passed over machines that first chop into long strips and then cut them into neat squares.
7.The last step is to cut these squares into rolls and tissue packages.
Using Recycled Materials
The waste materials are collected and sent to the paper mill where is is treated with various chemicals, mixed with water, refined, bleached and made into rolls of tissue paper.
1. After the waste material is treated and made into a fine pulp, it is sent on a jumbo roll to a tissue converting plant that makes into the final product.
2. This converted tissue paper is embossed, pierced and then put on long tissue sheets according to the numbers required by the tissue company.
3. These long tissue sheets are then passed through band saws which cut them into smaller toilet rolls that can be packed.
4. The last step in this process is to ship and distribute these toilet rolls all across the retailers.