Cigarette paper is (fie wrapping material surrounding the tobacco to form a cigarette rod. Cigarettes can be made from tobacco, filter cigarette paper and filter papers. Filter papers contain plug wrap papers and tipping papers. The permeability range of the highly porous plug wrap papers is one of their most important properties. In addition, other properties, such as mass (g/m(2)), breaking length, opacity and texture should be considered. Most papers are naturally porous, their pores occur during paper sheet formation.
In this study, three different pulps were used to produce plug wrap papers. Permeability and other tests were performed to reach the final objective of obtaining highly porous plug wrap papers for producing cigarette filters. To do this, a correlation is established between the permeability of plug wrap papers and the pulp mixtures. Usually, the type and amount of cellulose affect permeability. In the study, a suitable mixture of sisal and eucalyptus pulps (70% sisal + 30% eucalpytus) for plug wrap papers was employed.