Tube Segment filter

Precise shaping

The Tube Segment filter is a multisegment filter constructed with a tube running through the mouth end segment manufactured with Essentra Filter Products’ Tube Technology®. The novel end appearance can be further enhanced by the use of colour and shaping the tube.

Filter construction

Consists of a tobacco and mouth segment of high-quality crimped cellulose acetate fibres, which can be coloured for differentiation. Alternatively, the tobacco segment can be constructed from paper for a high level of tar and nicotine retention. Additional plasticiser and cellulose acetate in the mouth segment mean that the structure is firmer than standard to ensure quality end appearance.

The cellulose acetate is formed around a mandrel to create a void in the material. It can be altered to leave a choice of shapes at the mouth end. The filter is enclosed in standard or porous outer plugwrap depending on ventilation requirements.

Filter tip configuration, length, circumference, pressure drop, shape of the tube, and colours of the segments can be varied to enhance brand and suit customer taste and filtration requirements.

Tube Segment Example

Features and benefits

  • Novel end appearance with precise shape for product differentiation and target market appeal
  • Opportunities for product and market differentiation with wide variety of shape options
  • Brand identity through the use of a dual filter
  • Reduction in the appearance of stains on the filter during use
  • Design flexibility thanks to dual-filter configuration