The tobacco industry faces enormous challenges, especially the ever-changing legislative provisions and the ever-present counterfeiting issues.
The production of cigarettes requires filter paper and cigarette paper, and the production of the packaging requires the use of metal-coated inner bags, soft films, outer packaging films, hard-packed cardboard and outer packaging itself.
This type of material has a detailed specification for the product it produces: For example, certain low-flame (LIP) webs required for cigarette production have special burning characteristics. However, hard-paper packaging must be connected to the filling line.
Over the past few years, SOTECH's equipment has been used in a variety of applications in the cigarette production and packaging industry. It can perform in-line or offline gravure and flexo printing, vacuum coating, coating and lamination, hot stamping and embossing operations.