Acetate TowAcetate tow for cigarette filters is a mesh structure of fibers made from cellulose acetate. It is highly effective at removing toxic substances such as tar and nicotine without spoiling the cigarette's flavor or aroma. For these reasons, acetate tow is used in the majority of filtered cigarettes sold around the world. With customers in more than 20 countries, we have built a global supply chain. This enables us to accommodate the needs of our customers around the world with exceptional flexibility.
In the Chinese market, Daicel is producing acetate tow for cigarette filters in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, while producing cellulose acetate as a raw material in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. We have also completed an integrated system for producing acetate tow from cellulose acetate. We are planning to expand our production capacity in order to grow this business.