The need for tissue softeners

Softeners are typically used to give added value to the tissue products by providing additional qualities such as softness, fragrance and anti-bacterial properties. These properties can be generated during manufacture or applied during conversion.(see Lotions and Balms)
Softeners are used in a number of ways depending on the type of sheet being produced.

Application areas

Stock or wet end softeners are applied to increase bulk softness and drape so that when the tissue is bunched together, it has crumpling softness. Softeners are therefore primarily added to the wet end to reduce the cross directional strength though they are also capable of giving some surface softness.
Some softness do not reduce the strength as much but impart a surface softness to the sheet, these can also be added to the wet end or sprayed separately onto the wet fibre web through an additional spray bar.


Amazon Papyrus has a range of:

  • Debonders - for improved sheet bulk (with some tensile loss).
  • Softeners - for improved surface and bulk softness with minimal tensile loss.

Our team of professionals would work with you to select the most appropriate products to meet your specific needs.