Toilet-paper researchers create 3-ply tissue!

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   Posted 9/16/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Toilet-paper researchers create 3-ply tissue

Tue Sep 16, 7:36 PM ET

NEENAH, Wis. - If two-ply toilet paper is good, then three-ply tissue must be better. At least that's what toilet-paper researchers in northeastern Wisconsin hope. Yes, there is such a thing as a toilet-paper researcher. And a team of them at Georgia Pacific's Innovation Institute in Neenah has come up with a three-ply version of its Quilted Northern product.

The new product will be launched Monday. The company touts the toilet tissue as "ultra-soft" and says it plans to market the product to women 45 and older who view their bathroom as a "sanctuary for quality time."

Industry analyst Bill Schmitz is skeptical. He said extra layers make toilet paper stronger, not softer, although he said Georgia Pacific may have added extra fibers for softness.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if it might cause issues with frequently plugged toilets? Some people have to over-use TP and most of us go so often in a day that I wonder if it might be an issue with having 3 ply.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting!:)
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   Posted 9/17/2008 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the article, KimberLayn. But I must have woke up on the wrong side of bed today. I rather resent their plan to "market the product to women 45 and older who view their bathroom as a "sanctuary for quality time."

WOMEN??? Do you have any idea how many MEN retreat to the bathroom w/the newspaper and tie the bathroom up for an hour at a time??

When I retreat to a "SANCTUARY for QUALITY time, it "ain't" the bathroom I head for!!! I may use the bathroom for RELIEF, but QUALITY time? The bathroom a SANCTUARY?? I don't think so!

And, yeah, you wonder about those of us who still have septic tanks, rather than city storm sewers, and 3 ply tissue.
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   Posted 9/17/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   

3 ply does sound nice, I wonder if it is a gimmick and the the individual ply's are thinner?

When we had a septic tank I was careful which brand I bought and am surprised to this day that I never broke the darn thing the 3 years we lived there.... shocked



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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL, I buy 3ply for my hubby’s blocked nose!!!! It is so funny, look at the price between 2 and 3 ply, goodness, you pay soo much more for 3 ply than 2 ply and it does the job just fine, and long as you have a whole roll in the loo!!!
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