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Scrim reinforced tissue was originally developed by Kimberly Clark. It consisted of a loose mesh of nylon filament yarn formed into an open mesh and laminated between sheets of tissue. The adhesive is applied to the nylon filament yarn. This produces a material that is very soft, is highly absorbent, wets out rapidly, and is relatively strong. lt is widely used as industrial wipers, in medical procedure kits, in the fabrication of medical examination gowns, and miscellaneous other uses. Scrim reinforced tissue is less expensive than rags and many nonwovens.

Environmentally, scrim reinforced tissue is largely made from sustainable source materials. Paper makes up about 95 percent of it by weight.

Since Kimberly Clark developed this material, several manufacturers have made similar products. Most of them buy a performed mesh (scrim) and laminate it to the tissue. Most of the scrim is produced from monofilament. Such laminations are made either by applying an adhesive to the scrim or activating a hot melt type of adhesive already on the scrim.

Kimberly Clark forms the mesh (scrim) in line with the laminating operation. Straubel Paper Co. forms the mesh (scrim) in line with the lamination using nylon filament yarn. Because filament yarn is made up of 12-13 strands of monofilament per strand, it is more pliable and so makes a softer product.

Straubel Paper Co. produces scrim reinforced tissue in various combinations and sizes as listed below. If you require something different than these, we can probably accommodate you. We also produce two different scrim patterns, one with three threads to the inch each way and one with four threads to the inch in the machine direction and five to the inch across the web.

 
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