The machine comprises a Hauni KDF line capable of supplying monoacetate filters in various diameters and lengths. The capacity is 8,500 rods per minute.
“This completes TSAL’s first African project,” says Frederick Maan, business development manager, TSAL. “We are also completing other related factories in D.R. Congo, Madagascar and Zambia. Given the robustness of the South African cigarette market, the establishment of our first line in South Africa is appropriate.’’
According to TSAL, Africa has some of the world’s faster-growing cigarette markets after Asia.
TSAL is a tobacco technical consulting firm offering feasibility studies, blend development, factory design, factory equipment procurement, factory implementation and factory technical management, among other services. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of Star Tobacco International.