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Czech and Austrian toilet paper - double quality in the toilet

Toilet paper is used by everyone and expects about the same. Its consumption is growing, every Czech has about 8.5 kg of toilet paper per year. The dTest magazine has tested a total of 19 packs of three-layer, non-perfumed samples in the lab. Two products for comparison were bought on the Austrian market. The good news is that none of the tested roles in the test went away, but the differences between them will be found.

Czechs who go shopping across the border argue with a better quality of goods from abroad. dTest has decided to check the situation in the field of toilet paper from the Czech Republic and from our neighbors. "We sent 17 labels of three-layer, non-assembled toilet paper from Czech stores to the lab. Two samples, Lidl / Floralys and Bill, were also purchased on the Austrian market. The private label of Czech Lidl made a little better than the Austrian one. Toilet paper sold under the Billa brand in the Czech Republic, however, fell worse than its Austrian twin, " summarizes Hana Hoffmann, the editor-in-chief of the dTest magazine. More detailed results of double quality tests are available free of charge at

A comparison of the number of layers of toilet paper contributed to the discussion of the double quality of the same-looking products of the same brand. "Very interesting is the toilet paper situation, which the Billa chain sells under its own private label Clever. Not one of the two available in the Czech Republic could be tested - as opposed to our Austrian partners - because they did not meet the basic requirement: they do not have three layers . Czech Clever Toilet Paper has two layers and Clever toilet paper recycled has only one. There is a different situation in Bill's southern neighbors. Clever Papers in the same yellow packaging as in the Czech Republic and similar purple packaging can be purchased in a three-layer design, " remarks Hana Hoffmann.

Testing of all toilet paper consisted of a laboratory and a practical part. Laboratory tests aimed at verifying the strength, absorbency and solubility of toilet paper in exactly the same conditions. Practical examinations involved the involvement of volunteers who tested the papers in their home environment in normal operation. Their task was to evaluate the softness, the touchiness, the appearance, the tear resistance, the absorbance, the coherence of the layers, the tearing at the perforation site and the tear of the first fragment.

The best Rossmann / Alouette Toilettenpapier paper came out of practical and laboratory tests. Most dissatisfaction raised the tear resistance of Q-Soft, which volunteers rated just enough. That's why he took the worst ratings of all of them.

How did toilet paper work in the lab? The paper should be firm, but at the same time it should be easily torn off. In all the strength tests, papers were mostly good or good, with the exception of Big Soft paper, whose strength in both the longitudinal and transverse strokes was the worst of all.

How absorbent paper affects manufacturing technology, different lengths of cellulose fibers, or the use of less recycled paper. It took the longest water to take the dm / Sanft & Sicher Toilettenpapier Recycling and Lidl / Floralys from Austria. The remaining products earned only 1 and 2 in each of the two subtests. Paper, which, after flushing, dissolves worse, may clog the pipeline. In the solubility test, Linteo Care & Comfort slipped.

Tip dTest:
No chemicals regulations apply to toilet paper. The specialized papermaking laboratory where we performed the test has so far not experienced a problem with high levels of undesirable chemicals in unparalleled toilet paper - whether or not recycled paper was used for its production. Frequent substances that cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals are some perfume ingredients. The first step is to buy paper without scent.

Source: tz,

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