Do you want to know the price of the machines needed to start a tissue paper company? If YES, here are 9 machines used for toilet paper making and their cost. Firstly, anyone looking to start this business is expected to investigate the usage of toilet paper and the market potential of the business. If the demand for toilet paper is high in a given location, and there is less competition in the zone, then starting this business may be ideal.

The next stage will be to know the cost of acquiring toilet paper making machines. Have it in mind that different machines are needed all through the making process, and the prices of these machines tend to differ too. An entrepreneur looking to start this business is expected know them clearly. Below are the most crucial machines and technologies required to start a toilet paper manufacturing business.

9 Machines Used for Toilet Paper Making and Their Prices

1. Full Automatic Toilet Paper Roll Production Line: $120,000 – $300,000

Note that this automatic toilet paper production line (WD-TP-PL1092-2800) consists of 1 or 2 or 3 sets of Rewinding and Perforating machines, 1 set of Log Accumulator (optional), 1 set of Log Saw Machine, or 2 sets of Single Roll Packing Machine and 1 set of Packing Machine for Multiple Rolls and convey belts.

This roll production line is known to automatically change the core, and unload the finished products, and automatically trim and seal the tails of the log, leaving a lip about 20mm to make it easy for consumers to start using the rolls without tearing the paper at the seal.

According to reports, all the systems are done by means of synchronous belts, nylon belts, gears, and chains. The electrical sensor will be placed on the different parts of the line to monitor the machine and stop it in case it runs out of paper, cores or any other unforeseen problems.

Also, the lubrication systems will be provided on the major parts of the line. In addition, this machine weighs around 2 to 10T, runs at a speed of 180-200m/min and processes Jumbo rolls of up to 1500mm maximum diameter. This machine’s power is around 5.5-32.5kw depending on machine model, 380v 50 Hz 3 phase (other voltage can work too). It’s important to note that just this single machine setup can handle the entire toilet paper production process. It does the work of any other machine mentioned below.

2. Toilet Paper Roll Rewinding, Perforating and Slitting Machine: $37,000 – $90,000

The main duty of this machine (WD-TP-RPM1092-3200IV) is to rewind jumbo rolls to produce toilet paper with tail trimming and sealing. After the process, the finished products are neat, beautiful and with a good embossing effect. This machine weighs between 2 to 8T and runs at a speed of 180-200m/min.

However, there is another model which is the Industrial roll rewinding and slitting machine (WD-RSM-1092-3200III) known for its double function of producing small jumbo rolls and toilet paper rolls, rewinding and slitting at the same time.

This model uses air-expanded spindle winding. Both have embossing rollers (single embossing, double embossing, steel to steel embossing, pneumatic embossing), depending on a business’s preference.

3. The Toilet Roll Log Saw Cutting Machine: $14,000 – $26,000

A Saw Cutting machine is used to cut long rolls with high efficiency and high capacity. This machine is equipped with an advanced photoelectric checking system and a large diameter of spiral cutter (610-1000mm), and can auto set the length and cut precisely. The log saw cutter leverages advanced servo driving, self speed regulating, PLC control and touch screen operations. Note that the saw cutting machines come with various specifications.

Specs WD-LGM-III has the following parameters: (Machine speed: 120-150cuts/min, Stable cutting speed: 100cuts/min, Weight: 2.5-3T, Power: 8KW, Knife diameter: 610mm). Specs WD-LGM-IV has the following parameters: (Machine speed: 40-50cuts/min, Stable cutting speed: 30cuts/min, Weight: 8-10T, Power: 10KW, Knife diameter: 1000mm).

4. Automatic Toilet Paper Roll Packing Machine for single and multiple rolls: $8,000 – $15,000

This Toilet paper packing machine for a single roll (WD-TP-PM1) is mostly used to pack a single piece of toilet paper roll. This machine is known to be automatic and fast. It comes with a super large LCD screen with a human-machine interface for intuitive operation. It can pack 120-200 bags/min.

Then, there is the Semi-Automatic Toilet paper roll packing machine for multiple rolls (WD-TP-PM3N). This packing machine is mostly used to push the multiple rolls of toilet paper into the one open bag and seal automatically. The speed is 8-12 packages/min.

5. Roll Core Making & Cutting Machine: $3,900 – $12,000

From detailed research, a Roll Core making machine (WD-RC-TPM) is used to produce paper core for the toilet paper rolls. This machine automatically withdraws and inserts knife to cut pipe without stopping the machine. Production speed is 10-20 m/min (higher speeds are available).Other simpler designs exist like the Roll Core cutting machine (WD-TP-RCM-1575) and the Thick Roll Core making machine (WD-RC-TPM1).

6. Toilet Roll Band Saw Cutting Machine: $6,400 – $8,000

This saw cutting machine is used for cutting the re-winded long toilet rolls into various kinds of standard, short and small rolls. This machine supports the rewinding and perforating toilet roll machines. Note that this machine consists of a stander, saw blade driver, adjustment, tension, saw blade, grind operation table and hand table. Operating power: 2.2KW, Weight: 0.4-0.5T, Production Speed: 50-80 rolls/min.

7. Yankee Dryer: $11,000 – $15,400

This machine is mostly attached with a hot air hood used to produce a tissue paper. Paper pulp is the raw material used in the production process. To make the paper stick, the Yankee cylinder is sprayed with adhesives. The Yankee’s doctor blade, which scraps the dry paper off the cylinder surface, does the process of creping. The creping/crinkle is controlled by the geometry of the doctor blade, the strength of the adhesive, speed difference between the Yankee and final section of the paper machine and paper pulp characteristics.

Note that this tissue machine technology makes the final properties of tissue products highly dependent on it. The most conventional technology is the Light Dry Creped (LDC). The shorter length, Yankee cylinder drier, and creping processes are the main differences between an LDC machine and a conventional, non-sanitary paper machine.

8. Head boxes: $1,700 – $6,000

Note that the head boxes used in tissue machines are similar to those used in conventional paper production. The head box is known to distribute the stock on the forming fabric (wire) evenly and prevents fibre flocculation by applying turbulence to achieve relatively uniform paper formation.

By adjusting the ratio of jet speed and wire-speed, the control of fibre orientation is done. This allow for the distribution of different types of furnishes in the centre and surfaces of the paper web, the head boxes can also be layered.

9. Through-Air Drying (TAD) machine: $2,000 – $5,100

The TAD machine is slightly different from a dry creped machine as it does not have a press section. This would help to preserve the three-dimensional structure of the paper web. A TAD machine has higher energy costs and higher capital costs, around three times than a conventional machine.

The partially dried web is finally transferred to a Yankee cylinder, where it’s fully dried to about 96% consistency and creped. Other types of paper machine technologies have been developed recently, such as UCTAD (un-creped TAD), DRC (double re-crepe), ATMOS (Advanced Tissue Moulding System), and NTT (New Tissue Technology).