Triacetin in cigarettes filter
Triacetin is the most commonly used plastiziser for cellulose acetate filters. Triacetin is widely used for Cigarette filter production.As Bonding plasticizers for cigarette filters of cellulose acetate fibers.
To get asufficient hardness, target values for triacetin vary typically between approximately 6 and 9 %of the total filter weight. In the course of applying triacetin to a given cellulose acetatequality, there are some well-known factors that must be considered to achieve the most consistent application:
– tow band width
– type of application device (geometric shape, brushes and jets)
– machine line speed
– percentage of plasticizer applied
Additionally, some properties of the basic material itself combined with the ambient climate in the manufacturing site (mainly relative air humidity) play an important role in the filter rod,such as the moisture regain.Investigating the triacetin content in filter rods during the manufacturing process are drivenby several reasons. The main objective in the light of production control is to avoid soft rodsand poor distribution of triacetin. Besides,it is also known that triacetin transfers into themain smoke,contributing to tar.