New types of Cigarette Filters

Today, let’s take a look at the new types of cigarette filters in the near decades.

Charcoal Filter



Some cigarette filters contain activated charcoal, which is known for its absorbent properties. Charcoal filters are believed to be more effective at trapping certain chemicals and impurities, providing an additional layer of filtration.

In cigarette filters, the charcoal is typically contained in a porous plastic material.

The charcoal’s porous structure allows it to trap certain chemicals and impurities present in tobacco smoke.

The primary aim is to reduce the levels of some harmful components, such as tar and certain volatile organic compounds, before they reach the smoker’s lungs.

Here are some key points about charcoal filters in cigarettes:

  1. Adsorption Properties: Charcoal is known for its ability to adsorb (attract and hold onto) certain chemicals. This property is utilized in filters to capture some of the substances present in cigarette smoke.
  2. Potential Reduction of Harshness: Charcoal filters are often associated with a potential reduction in the harshness of smoke. The filtration process, along with potential ventilation features, can result in a milder smoking experience.
  3. Effectiveness Debate: While charcoal filters may reduce certain components, the overall health impact of smoking is still significant. There is ongoing debate about the effectiveness of charcoal filters in providing meaningful harm reduction.

Hollow Filter

Heart-shaped cigarette filter

Heart-shaped cigarette filter

This kind of filter has special shape designs at the end of the filter tips.

Triangle shapes, star shapes, heart shapes, and channels are commonly seen.

Capsule Filter

Capsule Cigarette Filter

Capsule Cigarette Filter

A capsule cigarette filter typically refers to a type of cigarette filter that contains a small capsule filled with a flavored liquid.

These filters are designed to allow smokers to customize the flavor of their smoking experience by crushing or squeezing the capsule to release the liquid into the filter. The added flavor can provide a menthol taste, fruit flavor, or other aromatic notes to the tobacco smoke.

Mono Acetate Filter

Cellulose acetate filters

Cellulose acetate filters

These are the most common type of cigarette filters and are made from a type of plastic called cellulose acetate. The fibers in the filter are designed to trap some of the tar and nicotine present in the smoke.

Here are some key points about Mono Acetate Filters:

  1. Filtration Purpose: The primary function of a cigarette filter is to reduce the amount of tar and nicotine that a smoker inhales. The Cellulose Acetate Filter is designed to trap some of these harmful substances in tobacco smoke.
  2. Porous Structure: Cellulose acetate filters are made up of tiny fibers that create a porous structure. This structure allows the smoke to pass through while capturing certain particles and impurities.
  3. Manufacturing Process: Cellulose acetate is typically manufactured in the form of long fibers, which are then processed into a tow (bundle of fibers) that forms the basis of the filter. The tow is usually wrapped in paper or other material to create the final filter.
  4. Standardization: Cellulose acetate filters are widely used and have become a standard in the tobacco industry. They are commonly found in various cigarette brands around the world.


Dual Acetate Carbon Filter

Korona Carbon Filter

Korona Carbon Filter

This cigarette filter combines two filter materials: dual acetate and carbon.

Furthermore, there are other combinations such as acetate and paper, acetate and acetate, etc.

These dual filters can provide a different smoking experience compared to the above monoacetate filters.

Recessed Filter

Cigarettes with Recessed Filter

Cigarettes with Recessed Filters

Also known as a “recessed cavity filter”. It refers to a design feature in some cigarette filters. In a cigarette with a recessed filter, the filter is set back or indented from the end of the cigarette, creating a small cavity or space between the tobacco column and the filter.

This design is intended to modify the airflow and potentially impact the sensory experience of smoking.

The recessed filter design may have several objectives:

  1. Ventilation: The recessed area can provide space for ventilation holes or channels. Ventilation is believed to dilute the smoke by allowing fresh air to mix with it, which can result in a smoother and milder taste.
  2. Tar and Nicotine Filtration: The recessed design might affect the filtration of tar and nicotine. By altering the dynamics of smoke flow through the filter, it could influence the efficiency of the filter in trapping certain harmful substances.
  3. Product Differentiation: Tobacco companies often experiment with various design features to differentiate their products in the market. The recessed filter is one such design variation that may be used to distinguish a particular brand or line of cigarettes.

Ventilated Filters



These filters have tiny ventilation holes that allow air to mix with the smoke as it is drawn through the filter. The idea is to dilute the smoke, making it less harsh and reducing the amount of tar and nicotine that reaches the smoker.

The presence of these ventilation features is intended to dilute the smoke and potentially modify the sensory experience of smoking for the user.

Here are key points about ventilated filters:

  1. Ventilation Holes: Ventilated filters typically have small holes or channels strategically placed in the filter. These openings allow ambient air to enter and mix with the tobacco smoke as it passes through the filter.
  2. Smoke Dilution: The introduction of air through ventilation is believed to dilute the concentration of certain components in the smoke, such as tar and nicotine. This may result in a milder taste and a perceived reduction in harshness.
  3. Filter Design Variation: Ventilated filters represent one of the design variations in cigarette filters. The presence of ventilation is intended to influence the smoke’s composition without necessarily changing the basic mechanics of smoking.

Biodegradable Filters



Biodegradable filter from Greenbutts™

Some filters are designed to be more environmentally friendly by using materials that biodegrade more readily than traditional filters.

The most common material used in biodegradable filters is typically a form of plant-based cellulose acetate. Cellulose acetate is a type of plastic that, under certain conditions, can biodegrade more readily than conventional filters, which are made of non-biodegradable plastic.



The other type of filtering material is bleached/unbleached paper. Like acetate filters, it can combine with flavor, capsules, or charcoal.

In recent years, the supply of acetate has been intense due to the shortage of raw materials and the increasing demand for HNB products.

Global Cellulose Acetate Market_2020-2029

Global Cellulose Acetate Market_2020-2029

Many customers are showing interest in biodegradable filters. As a leading paper manufacturer in the tobacco industry, Jinfeng has the intention to develop new paper materials.

So, let us know if you have related demands.

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