Combined Performance Superior™ Dual (CPS™ Dual) filter

The Combined Performance Superior™ (CPS™) filter is designed to be used to give the cigarette a unique end appearance. It also offers enhanced tar and nicotine retention without the need for increased draw resistance or higher ventilation. The inclusion of an activated carbon segment in the dual format improves this filter’s performance.

Filter construction

Consists of high-quality crimped cellulose acetate fibres, which are bonded firmly. This is first enclosed by an embossed semi-crêpe paper inner wrap, giving the superior fluted appearance, and then wrapped in an outer plugwrap.

The flutes can be presented at the mouth end for a distinctive end appearance, or at the tobacco end, to mirror a standard mono-acetate end.

As smoke flows through the filter, it follows the path of least resistance along the flutes. Smoke is drawn through the paper at the end of embossed flutes. This ‘cross flow filtration mechanism’ increases filter efficiency through an extremely high level of tar and nicotine retention.

A range of lengths, and circumferences are available ensuring each construction is designed to enhance brand and suit customer taste and filtration requirements.

CPS dual filter example

Features and benefits

  • Distinctive end appearance, strong product differentiation (a potential anti-counterfeiting tool), which enhances brand identity
  • Suitable for use with all varieties of tobacco blends
  • Ability to add activated carbon or other additives to the inner segment
  • Higher tar retention than standard mono-acetate filters while maintaining a similar smoking experience
  • Equivalent tar retention to a mono-acetate but with lower pressure drop
  • Lower yields possible with reduced or no ventilation