C-Fold Versus Multifold Paper Towels

Many paper towel dispensers can accommodate both c-fold and multifold paper towels.  Do you know the difference? C-fold towels are folded like a C, which allows them to lie on top of each other without interlocking. When you pull a c-fold towel from a dispenser, only that towel is dispensed.  Multifold towels are folded like a Z enabling the towels to interlock with each other. So when you pull a multifold towel out of the dispenser, the next towel is partially dispensed.

 C-Fold Towels

C-Fold Towels

 Multifold Towels

Multifold Towels