Our Capabilities

Over the past five years we have made significant investments in our plant, machinery and systems to ensure we can meet the diverse needs of our customers in the away from home washrooms, professional cleaning, healthcare, food service and industrial markets.


Capacity to convert 30,000 tonnes of tissue per annum.


Our 3 production lines can produce over 1,000,000 quality rolls per day. 


We hold over 5,000 pallets of finished goods in stock.


150,000 sq ft of quality warehouse space.


1,600 tonnes of paper and plastic waste recycled in 2022. 


We deliver 500 Pallets every working day across the UK & Ireland

Our Story

Star Tissue was Established in 2003 with the aim of becoming a world-class manufacturer of hygiene paper products. Building on the 45 years of experience the family had in the paper industry the business started off in a small unit in Blackburn and in 2011 relocated to the current mega site on Waterfall Street, allowing development of their now state-of-the-art production facility becoming of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products.

In 2019, Star Tissue caught the attention of WEPA, a leading European manufacturer of hygiene paper products, renowned for its commitment to sustainability and innovation. Recognizing a shared ethos in prioritizing environmental responsibility and maintaining a family-owned business culture, WEPA embarked on a journey to acquire Star Tissue officially in 2024. This union marked a significant milestone, blending the heritage and expertise of Star Tissue with the expanded reach and progressive vision of WEPA.

Driven by a mutual aspiration to redefine the landscape of the away-from-home market, WEPA’s acquisition of Star Tissue allows further collaboration to implement their shared dedication to pioneering sustainable solutions and fostering innovation in the UK. With WEPA’s support, Star Tissue is ready to amplify its impact, leveraging synergies to advance environmentally conscious practices and elevate standards across the industry. Together, as part of the WEPA Group, Star Tissue continues to embody its founding principles while embracing a future characterized by bold innovation and sustainable growth now under WEPA Professional UK.

Our History

  • Star Tissue was Established in 2003 in a small unit in Blackburn with the aspiration of becoming a world-class manufacturer of hygiene paper products.

  • Relocated to the current mega site on Waterfall Street.

  • Sirius launched into the Away From Home Sector

  • Acquired the former Dutton Carpet Site to further expand Star Tissue’s capabilities and installed a brand new paper converting line.

  • Star Tissue are one of the first implementers of lamination technology in the Away From Home sector in the UK.

  • Star Tissue featured in the 2016 London Stock Exchanges list of 1000 most dynamic and fast growing companies to Inspire Brtain.

  • Star Tissue featured in the 2017 London Stock Exchanges list of 1000 companies to inspire Europe.

  • Ranked number 8 in 2018’s Lancashire Business View Hot 100 list of the county’s most profitable SMEs

  • Nominated in the 2019 Ones to Watch’ category of the LDC Top 50 awards which showcases the dynamic and ambitious leaders behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms. 

  • New State of the art converting line increasing production capabilities and producing 800 rolls a minute. New warehouse operation with over 150,000 sq ft of quality warehousing, with the capacity to hold over 5,000 pallets of finished goods.

  • New Pallet Automation System installed and Winner of HIVE Growth Business Award 2021.

  • New 8,000sqft production extension, 100% electric forklift fleet introduced and Winner of Manufacturing Business of the year award 2022.

  • Star Tissue 20 Year Anniversary.

  • Acquired by WEPA EU 0 Now Operating under WEPA Professional UK

Recent News Articles

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11 January 2024

Star Tissue UK and WEPA Group: Together for a better life

WEPA Professional, a leading European hygiene specialist, has announced the successful acquisition of Star Tissue UK, a prominent British hygiene paper provider based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The newly acquired entity will operate under the name ‘WEPA Professional UK’, signaling WEPA’s strategic commitment to further growth in the UK’s professional hygiene market.  

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03 April 2023

Khalid Saifullah MBE DL Speaks at Tissue World Düsseldorf 2023

Star Tissue UK Ltd’s Managing Director, Khalid Saifullah MBE DL, recently spoke at Tissue World Düsseldorf 2023, one of the largest exhibitions and conferences for the tissue paper industry. The conference was attended by global leaders in the tissue paper industry who gathered to discuss various topics such as the latest industry trends, innovations, and sustainability.  

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01 March 2023

Unleashing Innovation: Inside Star Tissue’s New Ideas Room

We have recently announced the installation of a new Ideas Room within our brand new offices. This space is dedicated to promoting creativity and brainstorming innovative ideas within our excellent team. As a leader in the UK Hygiene Paper manufacturing industry, Star Tissue understands the importance of keeping employees engaged and motivated. In line with this goal, we have recently unveiled our new “Ideas Room” – a dedicated space for staff to brainstorm and collaborate on new product ideas, process improvements, and other innovative solutions.  

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09 February 2023

Fresh New Production Floor

We have just completed a major renovation to our production floor. The painting and renovation project aimed to create a modern and inviting workspace for our employees, while also improving production processes.  

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