Patent Number: 6,305,382

Title: Reduced basis weight cigarette paper

Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to low weight cigarette wrapping papers. In particular, the wrapping papers, although having a low basis weight, have an opacity of at least 70% and a tensile strength comparable with conventional papers. Wrapping papers made according to the present invention contain a white pigment having a medium particle size of from 0.1 microns to about 0.5 microns. In one embodiment, a black pigment can also be combined with the white pigment in small amounts.

Inventors: Hampl, Jr.; Vladimir (Roswell, GA)

Assignee: Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.

International Classification: A24D 1/00 (20060101); A24D 1/02 (20060101); A24D 001/00 (); D21H 013/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018