The debate over whether to use traditional linen or single-use paper products has been a contentious issue in the hospitality industry for many years, with traditional linen long being regarded as the favourite. However, with advances in modern technology and innovative materials, it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish between the look and feel of real linen and their paper counterparts.
New ways of production such as airlaid, has greatly contributed to this. Manufactured with air rather than water, the wood fibres are made into a 'fluff' which is then pressurised into paper sheets. The resulting paper napkin is soft and porous, with high water absorption properties. It's also stronger in than standard tissue, and a viable alternative to traditional linen with added convenience and cost-saving benefits.
The belief that linen saves money because of frequent reuse is outdated as there are hidden costs to take into account - for one it has a higher price point, not just at the time of purchase but, also throughout its product life due to laundering and stock replacement. On average you'd be looking at losing 1 out of every 10 linen napkins at each laundering through general wear and tear, stains, or just plain bad luck.
Duni linen feel napkins are available at a lower initial cost - and as single-use - reduce all your other outgoings drastically (storage, transport etc).