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Revolution in the tobacco industry

Since the development of the filter cigarette in the middle of the last century, there has been no upheaval that has changed the industry in terms of its products, processes and production as profoundly as Tobacco Heating Products (THP). With a comprehensive portfolio of new and proven solutions, Hauni covers the entire process chain of THP production, from primary to secondary and logistics.

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Heated tobacco products create complex challenges. We support our customers with know-how and innovative ideas.

Nils Heidrich

Executive Vice President Sales

Our fields of expertise

Recon

Reconstituted tobacco (recon) making: Hauni offers two processes for the reconstituted tobacco used in THP (rolled sheet and granulate).

Picture of a roll of brown, reconstructed Recon tobacco. Images of different basic rods, which can be used for both tobacco and non-tobacco products. Sectional view of a multilayer filter used in THP production.
Rods

Base rod making: Hauni also offers a wide range of technologies for tobacco rod and non-tobacco rod.

HTP

Final combining: For final combining, manufacturers can use the newly developed MSM Multi Segment Maker as well as multifilter makers specially modified for THP production.

Combine

Pre-combining: We have a variety of triedand-tested multifilter makers, which can be integrated into THP production for manufacturing dual, triple, quadruple and quintuple filters.

THP making: Our solution portfolio

Primary for recon tobacco

Picture of a rolled Recon tobacco, which resembles a foil.
Picture of a rolled Recon tobacco, which resembles a foil.

Primary for recon tobacco

Hauni offers various processes for the reconstituted tobacco used in THP. The various recon products have very different properties in terms of their chemical and physical consistency and their smoke characteristics. The choice of process depends on the product characteristics required by the customer. We can provide our customers with the appropriate Primary machines and services for all variants. Our recon production technology supports conventional recon as well as THP applications. For example, Hauni’s subsidiary Garbuio has developed a pilot plant for recon based on extrusion and rolling technology that aims for exceptionally gentle drying and a very firm product.

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Base rod making

Picture of tobacco rods used in Tobacco Heating Products.
Picture of tobacco rods used in Tobacco Heating Products.

Base rod making

Hauni also supplies a wide range of technologies for THP base rod making. Currently, most recon rods based on fibre are produced using various plain maker solutions based on PROLAB, NANO or PROTOS machines. However, our range also includes the newly developed Strip Cut Maker for THP-specific requirements in the tobacco sector. This machine uses a track of paper recon cut into narrow strips which can then be continuously formed into a rod for THP segments. The KDF 5RT, which manufactures perfectly round paper tubes in the non-tobacco segment, scores highly in THP production. Filters in Tobacco Heating Products contain recess tubes that give the smoke space to cool. Recess tubes made on the KDF 5RT are generally suitable for all THP sticks available on the market.

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Pre-combining

Picture of a silver-grey machine for multifilter production for THP solutions.
Picture of a silver-grey machine for multifilter production for THP solutions.

Pre-combining

For pre-combining the various THP filter segments, Hauni offers a variety of tried and tested multifilter makers, which can be integrated into THP production for manufacturing dual, triple, quadruple and quintuple filters. For example, the modular multifilter maker KDF 6MF LEAD is designed for the production of filters with up to four segments and is capable of manufacturing all the end products on markets today.
Moreover, it is well-equipped to handle new products in the future. In addition, the proven KDF 5MF is suitable for the pre-combining of THP filter segments. The flexible multifilter maker produces dual, split dual, triple, recess and cavity filters at an output rate of up to 500 m/min.

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Final combining

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MSM - Multi Segment Maker

Final combining

For final combining, manufacturers can use the newly developed MSM Multi Segment Maker as well as multifilter makers specially modified for THP production. Using a combination of technologies from the PROTOS-M and KDF 5MF, we have created a maker with a flexible modular system that will revolutionize the THP market. Its modular principle has independent functions
for combining up to five segments, tobacco rod forming, tipping, laser perforation, inspection, cut and turn. This not only allows it to manufacture extremely complex products – the MSM is also perfectly prepared for refining them in future.

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Logistic

Image of a white machine that records and logistically processes Tobacco Heating Products.
Image of a white machine that records and logistically processes Tobacco Heating Products.

Logistic

Hauni offers logistic system which are applicable for HTPs, cigarettes or filter rods. With an extensive portfolio of proven machines and new products developed especially for THP, Hauni covers every THP production requirement from the Primary to logistics. This range of special logistics solutions tailored to THP production includes VENTIS – a highly flexible first-in-first-out reservoir for linking makers and packers. In addition to traditional filter and cigarette boxes, VENTIS can also be used with boxes for special products, such as THP. These guarantee the best possible protection for very short products. The FILTROMAT-F features a new sending principle designed specifically for exceptionally heavy filters and is ideal for the new THP.

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Solutions from A to Z

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Discover the variety of HTP products.

The HTP market is developing fast and more and more products are being created. We support you and develop new products together with you. Our machines are very flexible and go with the market development. Gladly we advise you!

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Discover the variety of HTP products.

4-segment end product with rod wrapping paper.

Picture of a 4-segment end product consisting of a 2-fold segment pre-combined with rod paper and two segments added in the rolling process with overlapping or lasered coating paper.

Discover the variety of HTP products.

4-segment end product consisting of a 2-fold segment pre-combined with rod paper and two segments added in the rolling process with overlapping or lasered coating paper.

Image of a 4-segment end product produced in a rolling process with lasered lining paper and lining paper-free area if necessary.

Discover the variety of HTP products.

4-segment end product produced in a rolling process with lasered lining paper and lining paper-free area if necessary.

Sectional view of a final Heated Tobacco Product.

Discover the variety of HTP products.

3-segment product with a small diameter manufactured in the rod process.

Picture of rolls of a machine on which reconstructed tobacco runs and is processed.

Test your ideas.

Recon tobacco is a true all-rounder – it is already in use today as an addback for conventional cigarettes, as film for wrapping cigars and in the production of Heated Tobacco Products (HTP). Recon films containing hemp components, or enriched with cloves for kretek, even offer opportunities for completely new products.

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All for THP

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