Beitr. Tabakforsch. Int., 1992, 15-2, p. 59-64., ISSN.0173-783X
An application of Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) microspectroscopy to the study of cigarette manufacturing defects
Lorillard Tobacco Company, Greensboro, NC, USA
FT-IR microspectroscopy was used to investigate a common type of cigarette defect in which the filter separates from the tobacco rod. Infrared imagings of the adhesive located at this junction on the tipping papers from both defective and acceptable...