Why Do We Use Couch Rolls?

Why Do We Use Couch Rolls?

Couch Rolls are a popular paper product manufactured by tissue convertors such as Fourstones Paper Mill. The design of Couch Rolls is to provide a cheap and environmentally friendly approach to keeping surfaces clean and hygienic. Just like other paper disposable products such as CentrefeedCouch Rolls can also be used as a wiping product either on their own, or with domestic antibacterial sprays and solutions, further increasing its usefulness.

Why Do We Need Couch Rolls?

Couch Rolls are made from a strong GSM paper, usually 2 ply with a high wet strength to make sure it does not rip or break away easily. Packaged in boxes, each roll is individually wrapped from increased hygiene. This makes it the preferred choice for medical and beauty industries, the term Couch Roll comes from the fact that the paper is pulled over the seat/bed, (also known as couch) the patient/customer lies on. This creates a barrier between the customer and the couch. The roll is generally placed at one end of the couch, the end of the roll is then pulled over the couch to the desired length. The selected length of the Couch Roll is then ripped off using the perforated section. At Fourstones Paper Mill we provide strong perforations with our Couch Roll products. As the product is perforated, it will still rip, however the by making the perforation stronger, the patient/client is a lot less likely to rip the perforations when moving compared to some other Couch Roll products on the market. Once the patient/client is finished with their appointment, the Couch Rolls sheet can then be discarded in a recycled paper bin. The couch is then cleaned and a new sheet of the Couch Roll can be applied. By including the sheet of Couch Roll you are greatly lowering the risk of any contamination between patients/clients.


What Alternatives Are There?

A common alternative to Couch Rolls within the beauty industry tends to be the use of towels. It is argued heavily amongst professionals over which to use or in some cases, whether to use both. Although towels can provide some extra cushioning, they carry many negatives, firstly, they are not as hygienic as a Couch Roll. Couch Rolls are discarded at the end of the treatment, throwing away any germs and fluids lowering the risk of contamination (a similar argument to tissues and handkerchiefs). Towels must be rewashed after each use; this leads to excessive laundry requirements for salons which not only impacts climate change but increases costs and takes up valuable time that could be spent with clients. By using a Couch Roll you will be reducing your impact on the environment as each sheet of paper from a Couch Roll can be recycled. If you are running an ethical establishment you could also consider buying Recycled Paper Couch Rolls, which can also be cheaper whilst performing the same. Couch Rolls also take up less space within salons in comparison to towels, a box of 9 Couch Rolls at 40m takes up just 510mm x 325mm x 325mm, this is equivalent to 360m of paper. Overall, the utility cost effectiveness and environmental factors of Couch Rolls in the beauty industry are undeniable, a great hygiene solution. If you are a die-hard fan of using towels, having a box of Couch Rolls on hand can help out in emergencies too.

How Will I Choose The Right Kind of Couch Roll?

Couch Rolls can come in different sizes. The Length is usually 40m per roll, however, XL Couch Rolls are available, including Fourstones 50m Couch Roll. More importantly however are the widths of Couch Rolls. The type of roll primarily used for couches would be a 20” roll, this usually covers the couch and is adequate for most body shapes and sizes. 10” Couch Rolls are generally known as Hygiene Rolls. As with Couch Rolls, Hygiene Rolls are designed to maintain cleanliness, increase hygiene and reduce risk of contamination. Commonly used for workspaces containing apparatus such as medical, dental and beauty tools. Hygiene Rolls are also used for a variety of procedures such as manicures and pedicures within the beauty industry.


Where Can I Order Couch Rolls?

If you would like to know more about Couch Roll products, please contact us at Fourstones Paper Mill. We are suppliers of Wholesale Paper Disposables within the UK. Whether you want to enquire about pallet orders with us or would like to find out who your local wholesale supplier is for smaller quantities, we will be happy to help. Fourstones Paper Mill also offers an own label service for Couch Roll for bulk orders, whether you want your label inside each individual wrapper or your brand on the box – contact us for more details of this service.

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