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The Death of One-Ply? April 3, 2020

Posted by geoff in News.
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With the advent of three-ply toilet paper (huzzah!!), I’m hoping the coronapaper impact will kill off one-ply. ‘Cuz yeesh.

THIS IS INTERESTING: What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage: It isn’t really about hoarding. And there isn’t an easy fix.

Bottom line: There are separate consumer and office TP supply chains, and now that everyone’s working, and pooping, at home, the consumer chain is overstressed and the office one is, uh, backed up. “In short, the toilet paper industry is split into two, largely separate markets: commercial and consumer. The pandemic has shifted the lion’s share of demand to the latter. People actually do need to buy significantly more toilet paper during the pandemic — not because they’re making more trips to the bathroom, but because they’re making more of them at home.

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1. Jimbro - April 3, 2020

Three ply? Hopefully this does not set off a war similar to razor blades.

“New and Improved Charmin. When 3-ply is not enough, we offer 5-ply for those tough jobs!”

2. geoff - April 3, 2020

Three ply? Hopefully this does not set off a war similar to razor blades.

I’m not sure that troubles me.

3. Sobek - April 3, 2020

I’m with Geoff. I want TP companies to aggressively and creatively come up with new ways to one-up each other.

4. geoff - April 3, 2020

I want TP companies to aggressively and creatively come up with new ways to one-up each other.

They should try to wipe the competition out.

5. Bunk Strutts - April 4, 2020

I recall a paper towel ad that showed a comparison between Brawny(?) and a competitors brand. One cleaned up the spill, while the other fell apart.

I want to see a Charmin commercial just like that one.

6. lauraw - April 4, 2020

ewwwww

7. Sobek - April 5, 2020

I’m just not sure we’ve seen much in the way of innovation and technological breakthroughs on the toilet paper industry, and I want to see a new era emerge from all this.

Come on, paper producers, fight for my, um, business!


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