- March 16, 2009
WEST HARTFORD, CT | Goebel has adapted its Rapid-d1 slitter to handle the modified texture of the new cigarette paper. By means of special treatment, the new paper is intended to prevent a cigarette from continued smoldering after the smoker stops drawing for a certain time on the cigarette. In some areas of the US market, this new paper is already in use. Europe will comply with the regulation in 2011.
Due to the treatment, the cigarette paper loses some of its rigidity, so cutting and winding the rolls (bobbins) to be handled on the cigarette machine is more difficult compared to the old standard paper.