Tobacco applications

The tobacco industry faces huge challenges, especially from constantly changing legislation and the ever present problem of counterfeiting.

Cigarette manufacture requires the use of papers for filter tipping and for the body of the cigarette, while the manufacture of its packaging requires the use of metallized papers for lining packs, films for soft pack production and for outer wrapping, and carton board for hard packs and the outers themselves.

These materials, and the products made from them, can be highly specified. For example, the Lower Ignition Propensity (LIP) papers required for some cigarette bodies have particular burn characteristics, while carton board hard packs must erect perfectly on filling lines.

Over the years, BOBST equipment has been adapted to the particular needs of plants that manufacture cigarettes or cigarette packaging, delivering in-line and off-line approaches to gravure and flexo printing, vacuum metalizing, coating & laminating, hot foil stamping, embossing, die-cutting, and folding & gluing.

Processed materials

BOBST equipment for tobacco applications can process the following categories of materials:

  • Carton board
  • Paper
  • Film
  • Aluminium foil
  • Laminates
  • Non-woven
  • Linerboard
  • Heavy solid board
  • Semi-rigid plastics
  • Corrugated board

End users industries

BOBST opens the way to an wide range of tobacco applications, serving end-user industries such as:

  • Tobacco
  • Advertising


Produce quality tobacco packaging and products with BOBST equipment for the following production processes: