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Hardwound Paper Towels  (13 Products)
Brown paper towels are an environmentally friendly, hand-drying choice for home, workplace, or school bathrooms. There are a few different types to choose from and many dispenser styles that make it easier to grab a sheet while hands are wet. Look for single rolls for small family bathrooms or bulk options for large office spaces. Read More
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White vs. brown paper towels

A brown paper towel roll is the result of no bleaching, which keeps the fibers from turning a bright white color. This is a smart choice for the environment; keeping those chemicals from landfills. Many brown paper towels come from at least some recycled paper products, which further helps the environment by keeping those materials out of landfills as well.

Types of brown paper towels

There are few different styles of these products to choose from. Hardwound paper towels are rolls that fit into matching dispensers, ideal for use in many public restrooms. Some options have a center pull where the paper comes out from the middle instead of from the outside of the rolls, which are simple for people to grab. Manufacturers of folded products cut them into individual sizes, keeping users from having to tear pieces themselves, which also saves on waste. Other paper-saving options include C-shaped towels and multifold paper towels, which are available as singles, just like napkins.

Dispenser types

A paper towel dispenser makes it easier to obtain sheets of paper towels while hands are wet. The dispenser style depends on the type of cloths used. Some holders or dispensers include something like a dowel or rod for hardwound paper towel options, and these allow people to unwind the what they need with a simple tug. Most container type of dispensers for folded versions have open tops for easy access. A canister style with center-pull towels makes it effortless to release a single sheet at a time.

Manual dispensers require users to pull the paper by hand, which allows them to choose the amount they want or press a handle to release a set amount, which saves on waste and makes them last longer. These contain rolled or folded towels. Automatic machines do all the work and release sheets with a wave of the hand so there is no need to touch the machine and there is no spread of germs.

Brown paper towel roll extra features

Some types of cleaning cloths or hand-drying paper towels have extra features that make the products easier to use and more convenient.

  • 100-percent recycled versions don’t use any new fibers during manufacturing
  • Thicker, two-ply sheets stay intact when wet
  • Quilted versions allow them to absorb more liquid for quicker cleanups
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