Cheap vs Value-for-money: Toilet Rolls & Centrefeed Rolls

Many janitorial suppliers like Wray Bros supply hand towels, toilet rolls as well as centrefeed rolls which are used as a wiping product in to busy establishments such as professional kitchens. For the buyer the choice and availability of so many paper products is ideal for competitive purchasing. Yet, the challenge remains to make certain they are buying superior, value-for-money janitorial supplies.

When it comes to paper supplies there are a few simple checks a buyer should undertake in order to overcome some of the techniques low-cost suppliers use to sell a product that is ultimately inferior in terms of cost-in-use.

PaperCHSA Wray Bros use approved paper suppliers, that have products that adhere to the CHSA standards and accreditation scheme for soft tissue products

What to watch out for when buying disposable paper supplies

As an example of passing off something that is not quite what it appears to be, this article looks at centrefeed rolls though the same principles apply to other paper supplies such as paper hand towels and Wholesale Toilet Tissue. The Industry standard for centrefeed rolls is 150m yet there are products available at 120m, which obviously makes the price much more competitive. This is acceptable if you, the buyer is informed of the difference as not all suppliers label short length rolls of centrefeed and mini / jumbo toilet rolls. Instead, rather than label the product in meterage (which is the industry standard) they state how many sheets are in the case. This ticks the box for the CHSA guidelines, (more of which later), but does not tell the consumer that they are being provided with short length product.

Less is not always more

Another technique adopted by low-cost suppliers is to lessen the grammage out of the product. This makes the product break down too easily. Only the more switched on buyers will actually weigh the product to determine whether they are getting an inferior product or not.

No doubt as a buyer and a consumer what you require is a dependable and reliable supply of products. There are some paper suppliers that spot buy 'mother' reels on the open market. The issue then is one of inconsistency as the product may be really good one month and terrible the next. Though without question, if you ask a supplier that spot buys on the open market for a sample for a product trial you will receive a better quality product but who knows what will follow once approved.

Wray Bros use Jangro approved paper suppliers, that have products that adhere to the CHSA standards and accreditation scheme for soft tissue products. See CHSA 'Beat the Cheats' article for more information on what this means in terms of consistency and quality for your paper supplies.

If you are looking to save money and yet deliver consistent, high standards of wholesale janitorial supplies then we can make you look good. Contact us if you need help or advice with disposable paper supplies, cleaning products or industrial workwear.

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