Cigarette Tar filters are a great way to protect your lungs from toxic substances in cigarettes. They are made of special absorbent materials that stick to the inside of the cigarette filter. This means that tar will be removed from the cigarette smoke with maximum efficiency. As soon as you light up your first cigarette, you will notice toxic sludge sticking to the filter wall. Then you can be sure that you are getting the maximum tar filtration.
Various materials have been proposed as filters, including cellulose fiber, cellulose ester fiber, and polypropylene. The latter is preferred for its ability to improve the taste and palatability of the cigarette. Other materials include chestnut tannin, coffee bean extract, tea leaf extract, and licorice extract. Another Japanese patent application, Laid-Open No. 115273/1993, discloses a cigarette tar filter that is made from epigallocatechin gallate and tobacco.
Another element for cigarette smoke that is preferred for its ability to reduce tar and nicotine is proanthocyanidin, which has a high affinity for the phenol component in tobacco smoke. It can reduce the effects of nicotine and tar in the lungs and is economically advantageous as well. The proanthocyanidin-carrying porous material can be harmful if it contains too much. Its effectiveness will decrease dramatically if it is too large.
Another ingredient used in cigarette tar filters is active carbon, which acts as a powerful antioxidant. When burned, tryptophan produces a highly carcinogenic substance. This substance is highly toxic and should be avoided if possible. The Japanese patent application also discloses a tobacco filter that contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid. When burned, tryptophan is extremely inefficient in eliminating radicals. It also produces smoke with a light flavor.
The cellulose component of cigarette tar filters is yet another element that is employed in the production of these filters. This component adheres to the cigarette smoke filter, allowing tar to pass through it and out the other side. Traditional filter materials, such as cellulose or regenerated cellulose, can be used to construct the device. Polymers such as polyester, polyurethane, and polyolefin are examples of synthetic polymers that can be used to create the material. The addition of proanthocyanidin to the filter increases the rate at which nicotine is filtered out of the filter.
The cellulose diacetate fibre bundle has a denier rating of 36,000. Y-configuration is used to arrange the filaments in this particular bundle. The bundle is then allowed to air dry for 24 hours. After that, a filter rod made of these fibres is created by a machine that has been specifically designed for this purpose. The density of the cellulose diacetate fibre used in the manufacture of the tobacco smoke filter is approximately 1.5 percent. It needs to have a denier of 36,000 and a length of 120 mm to be effective.
The other components of cigarette tar filters are made of tobacco and an inorganic substance, among other things. A binder may be included in the tobacco component element in order to improve hardness. It is preferable to use a whitening agent, but a fine powder of an inorganic substance, such as kaolin, can also be used. Other components of a cigarette tar filter include activated carbon material, oil, and a flavouring agent derived from natural sources.