What is the difference between 1 ply and 2 ply?

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Simply put, 1 ply toilet paper means it has one layer of paper, while 2 ply means it has 2. In the past, 2 ply toilet paper was always thicker and usually assumed to be better. However, now many toilet papers are made of only 1 layer of paper, yet may be thicker and stronger than 2 layers. (More information on 1-ply vs. 2-ply toilet paper) Which is cheapest, 1 or 2 ply? 1 ply is generally cheaper to use. People use about the same amount of sheets but they are actually using less paper because it’s 1 ply, therefore it’s cheaper to use. The price of a roll of 1 ply (1,000 sheets per roll) is usually a bit more then rolls of 2 ply (500 sheets per roll). But there is twice the amount of useful sheets on a roll of 1 ply. Also, it depends who is using it! That is why you hear, ‘one ply lasts longer!’. Is there a pre-moistened toilet paper? Yes. Kimberly-Clark announced on January 16, 2001, the launch of Cottonelle Fresh™ Rollwipes – America’s first and only dispersible, pre-moistened wipe ... more
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