Status report for a number of issues relating to development and production of Mark VII (Controlled Profile) cigarette. Discusses difficulties in production runs of film coated paper, and effects of applying different technical conditions to batch production. Discusses request for a lower delivery Mark VII cigarette, in development, to be substituted into test market. Reports on longer term program to develop alternate coatings.
HypothesisIntroduction of new/unconventional products
- Tamol, R.A.
- Rusch, K.A.
Research and development of novel nicotine delivery devices and experimental tobacco designs.
Modification of low yield products to assure that adequate levels of nicotine delivery are maintained, and effects of yield changes on toxicity and dependence.
Use of filters, paper, and ventilation
Modification of tobacco products through use of filters, paper, and ventilation, and measuring effects on dependence, behavior, and toxicity.
Use of additives
Modification of tobacco products through use of additives and measuring effects on dependence, behavior, and toxicity.
Design ComponentFilm coated paper (Wax coated paper)
Operation/ProjectControlled profile cigarette (selective constituent delivery)
Controlled Profile cigarettes were designed to deliver to the smoker higher amounts of total particular matter within the first few puffs of a cigarette, and then less TPM in the latter part of the cigarette.
Named OrganizationBw, Brown & Williamson
Technology/MethodGravure pattern engraving
Ion exchange column
Product Aging (Design)
Burn Rate (Design)
Experimental Technology (Technology)
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Mr. K. A. Rusch
4200 N. Holton Street
October 9, 1970 '
Just a note to advise you and the distribution of the status
of the reproducibility problem at Milprint versus Philip Morris'
First Results - Series of Planned Comparison Runs
1. All Philip Morris pilot plant runs (7) to date show
the Controlled Profile.
2. Only one of the first six batch runs (yr76-8'1) at Milprint
was within specifications (Run i , M) .
3. Previous hirM speed runs (150-175 ft./min.) r73-#75 also
were not acceptable.
From these results we conclude that your batch mixing is
some how different than ours or the hardware difference, such as
your dryer, has an effect on finished film versus our pilot
operation. The series of runs not yet made into cigarets and
smoked includes attempts to see effects of different drying
conditions. In addition we have in progress experiments attempting
to mix preparations that will not perform properly on our pilot
plant if in fact a mixing-concentration phenomena takes place.
Changed batch mix conditions at Milprint are also scheduled. It
appears that the more uniform we have mixed, the poorer has become
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Mr. K. A. Rusch October 9, 1970
R. A. Tamol
The Marketing Department has requested that a lower delivery
Mark VII cigaret be developed and this work is in progress. The
thought is to substitute the low delivery version in the test
market. .Eitber:i latest good paper runs at Milprint (Run #59 or
#77) would be used or our Philip Morris pilot plant production,
until the commercial equipment problem is solved.
Longer Term Program - Alternate Coating
We are also investigating coating of an extracted WSRN 80
Polyox that uses a different s-olvent system and would require
no peroxide. Bobbin life is unknown, but cigarets are ready for
smoking immediately after making with this na terial. The pack
temperature problem is not solved by this material, however.
An alternate water insoluble material looks promising, but
will require larger perforations. We are presently working in
this area on our pilot equipment on a high priority basis.
Printed Fast Burn Additive
Milprint is assisting us by gravure pattern engraving pilot
plant printing rolls and Mark VIII cigaret machine printin rolls
to enable Philip Morris to reproduce the Hallmark cigaret ~Brown
& Williamson Tobacco Company).
As per our discussion you will reorder Varsol as it is used in
Polyox formulations. DCE will not be reordered and you will work
from drum supplies as other solvents are being investigated. Let's
hold on an ion exchange column to remove acidity from DCE as per
Bob Roach's recent memo.
As soon as we are in a position to ask you to investigate
alternate coating materials we shall. Hopefully runs and experi-
ments in progress will result in 3000 grade Polyox becoming
commercial at Milprint. ~
Dr. R. B. Seligman,/ Mr. R. G. Armstrong
Mr. R. N. Thomson Mr. F. V. Utsch
Mr. J. S. Osmalov Mr. H. 0. Ranger
Mre R. G. Snow Mr. L. I. Oetzel
Mr. F. A. Lociman Mr. R. Roach