Menthol Thread filter

The Menthol Thread filter provides an effective method of adding menthol flavour to cigarettes to enhance the tobacco blend or extend the range of the existing brand. The filter is available in both slim and super-slim variants.

Filter construction

Comprising an acetate filter with a flavoured additive and constructed
using high-quality crimped cellulose acetate fibres that are bonded firmly. Alternatively, this filter can be constructed with paper for a higher tar and nicotine retention, enclosed in a standard or non-porous outer plugwrap depending on ventilation requirements.

The menthol flavour is added precisely by embedding a specially developed thread in the cellulose acetate or paper and diffused uniformly. Higher loadings are achieved using multiple threads.

Careful positioning and control of the level of the menthol additive ensures the flavour is diffused uniformly throughout the body of the filter and is easily taken up by the smoke stream. Filter tip length, circumference, pressure drop, and menthol flavour loading can be varied to enhance brand and suit customer taste and filtration requirements.

Menthol thread example

Features and benefits

  • Maintains the smoking experience and filtration capability of the standard mono-acetate filter coupled with a high-quality delivery of the familiar menthol flavour
  • Product differentiation and possible anti-counterfeiting benefits using coloured flavour thread
  • Easy and effective flavour addition to cigarettes with reduced machine contamination and clean-down times
  • Consistency of cigarette taste form precise control of menthol flavour level
  • Enhanced taste for all tobacco blends, especially low or ultra-low-tar brands