Lotions & Balms

The need for Lotion and Balms

The primary purpose of the lotion is to soften and impart a lubricious feeling to the surface of the tissue, while balms are designed to leave a microfilm of protective product on the skin, providing a moisturising and soothing effect.

For tissue producers, facial grades in particular, there is a strong need to differentiate their products in the marketplace. The topical treatment of tissue, during converting to impact hand feel properties or impart emollient effects is becoming an increasingly desirable method of differentiation.

Application Areas

Lotions and balms are applied as received to the dry tissue during the converting operation, add on is dependant upon desired effect but generally 0.5 – 2 gsm. The following application options are available:

  • Flexographic printing - offset printing process where the print blanket has a fine overall pattern to provide good product coverage
  • Rotary spray - neat lotion is pumped into the centre of rapidly rotating rotor plates and dispersed by centrifugal force. The dispersed lotion is sprayed onto the tissue web in a fan shape through openings in the rotor carrier.
  • Hydraulic spray - neat lotion is pumped through carefully selected nozzle heads to ensure even distribution across the tissue web.
  • Electrostatic application - This is our preferred application method. The chemical is applied to a knife edge at high voltage which electrostatically generates small droplets which migrate onto the sheet in a controlled way.

In Asia, lotion and balm products are usually applied at room temperature. The products can be customised with the addition of essential oils, fragrances, vitamins and anti-bacterial agents.


Amazon Papyrus has a range of lotion and balms.

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