Cigarette Making – Secondary Processing
Cigarette Manufacturing is a Fast-Paced, Highly Automated Process
The Process begins by creating one Long Cigarette, called a ‘Rod.’ To produce the Rod, a Spool of Cigarette Paper up 7,000 Meters Long is Unrolled and a Line of Tobacco is placed on it. The Cigarette Paper is then wrapped around the Tobacco, forming the Rod.
Machines Slice the Super-Sized Rod into Shorter Pieces, Inserting Filters at both Ends. The Filters are then connected with ‘Tipping Paper’, the Paper Consumers see Wrapped around the Filter Tip of a Cigarette. Each shorter Rod is then cut in Half, Producing Two Filtered Cigarettes. The Manufacturing Quality of Cigarette is checked at three different Stages.