Canadian Virginia Tobacco \ Manufacturing Process
Cigarette Manufacturing process begins by creating one long cigarette, called a ‘rod.’ To produce the rod, a spool of cigarette paper up 6,000 meters long is unrolled and a line of tobacco is placed on it. The cigarette paper is then wrapped around the tobacco, forming the rod. Machines slice the super-sized rod into shorter pieces, inserting filters at both ends. The filters are then connected with ‘tipping paper’, the paper consumers see wrapped around the filter tip of a cigarette. Each shorter rod is then cut in half, producing two filtered cigarettes. The construction quality of each cigarette is checked at three different stages.
The pack itself is assembled around the cigarettes. The finished pack is then wrapped with protective film, which also serves to preserve the cigarettes’ aroma and freshness. The packs are placed in cartons or wrapped and placed into a master case for shipment. Although the manufacturing of cigarettes is a highly automated process, it also requires careful supervision by our factory workers.