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A LONG HISTORY OF FIRSTS

We were the first to put toilet paper on a roll – and the first to take it off. But then again, our entire history is loaded with firsts. Give the roll a whirl and take a spin through Scott’s storied past.

A LONG HISTORY OF FIRSTS

We were the first to put toilet paper on a roll - and the first to take it off. But then again, our entire history is loaded with firsts. Give the roll a whirl and take a spin through Scott’s storied past.

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A LONG HISTORY OF FIRSTS

We were the first to put toilet paper on a roll - and the first to take it off. But then again, our entire history is loaded with firsts. Give the roll a whirl and take a spin through Scott’s storied past.

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1870-1899

A BRIGHT BEGINNING

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1870-1899

A BRIGHT BEGINNING

  • The Scotts had a dream of making paper goods, but once they noticed domestic bathroom plumbing taking off, they went down a prosperous path making toilet paper.

  • Scott Paper Co. Limited is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1874. A final agreement is later signed by brothers Thomas, Irvin and Clarence Scott and their cousins Thomas Seymour and Zerah Hoyt in 1879.

  • 1890 Selling TP was unmentionable in the Victorian era, so the Scott brothers had to devise a unique strategy to get druggists and consumers to purchase it. They gave each druggist a proprietary interest by allowing them to create their own custom rolls.

  • 1890 Scott Paper Company is first to put toilet paper on a roll.

1900-1914

NEW CENTURY. NEW VISION.

1900-1914

NEW CENTURY. NEW VISION.

  • A rather young Arthur Scott, Irvin’s son, began to run the company during this time. His vision launched three of the most famous Scott products and turned them into a household name.

  • 1902 Arthur Hoyt Scott changes the direction of Scott Paper and decides to manufacture its own brand of toilet paper: Waldorf. The brand becomes the best-selling toilet paper in the world.

  • 1907 Scott Paper invents Sani-Towels (later renamed ScotTissue Towels), the first disposable paper towel, for use in Philadelphia classrooms to help prevent the spread of common colds.

  • 1913 Scott's sales exceed $1 million for the first time. The company begins to manufacture ScotTissue bathroom tissue.

1915-1940

MAKE, SHOW AND TELL

1915-1940

MAKE, SHOW AND TELL

  • Arthur Scott believed in creating quality products, offering them at a low price, and using advertising to tell the people about Scott.

  • 1915 Scott Paper Co. shares are first traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 1916 Scott introduces Zorbik, a pad of porous laminated paper used by the Army as a gauze pad and as a filter in the canister of gas masks during World War I.

  • 1921 Scott introduces Mr. Thirsty Fibre, an advertising symbol designed to convey the absorbency of Scott products.

  • 1931 Scott expands its paper towel business and introduces ScotTowels – the first paper towel sold in grocery stores. The creation of the towel holder, which Scott also sells, spurs this product's growth.

1941-1978

ROLLING IT IN

1941-1978

ROLLING IT IN

  • Business boomed as Scott became the first to advertise bathroom tissue on TV and rolled out exciting new products that went beyond traditional means.

  • 1952 To meet the increased use of paper napkins in the home, Scott introduces Scotkins, which “felt like linen”.

  • 1955 Scott, an innovator in television advertising, becomes the first paper producer to advertise bathroom tissue on national television when it airs a commercial for ScotTissue.

  • 1966 The "Paper Caper," the nation's first paper dress, is introduced by Scott Paper in 1966 as a promotional gimmick for its consumer products. The disposable paper dress was available by mail order for $1.25.

  • 1966 Scott Paper creates a paper wipe containing detergents designed to clean automobile windshields. This was the first product of its kind to be sold throughout the U.S.

1979-2006

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

1979-2006

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

  • With more than 100 years of business success, Scott had become one of the biggest brands in the world. So successful that Kimberly-Clark couldn’t help but to take notice.

  • 1991 Scott introduces Scott Towels Mega Roll, the largest paper towel roll in the market.

  • 1995 After months of negotiations and overwhelming approval by shareholders of both companies, Kimberly-Clark announces a $9.4 billion merger with Scott Paper.

  • 2005 Kimberly-Clark launches Scott Extra Soft Tissue toilet paper, with 50 percent more sheets than other brands double rolls.

  • 2006 The Scott Brand crosses the billion-dollar U.S. sales mark in 2006, following four consecutive years of significant growth in the consumer bath tissue and towel category.

2007-PRESENT DAY

GOING GREEN

2006-PRESENT DAY

GOING GREEN

  • With a focus toward a sustainable future, Scott released green products, which garnered recognition and confirmed its place as an industry leader.

  • 2010 Kimberly-Clark introduces Scott Naturals Tube- Free, the first coreless bath tissue.

  • Top 100
    Greenest
    U.S. Co.

    2010 Newsweek announces Kimberly-Clark as one of the Top 100 Greenest U.S. Companies. 

  • 2012 Scott Naturals brand announces that its dry bath tissue, paper towels and napkins earned the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, an emblem given by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

  • 2013 Scott Naturals brand surpasses $100 million in annual retail sales, becoming the category leader and the fastest growing brand in environmentally friendly bath tissue and paper towels.