Similarities and differences
While similarities exist between tobacco and hemp pre-roll manufacturing, such as the need for precision and efficiency, vital distinctions also emerge. Cannabis, being a distinct plant with unique characteristics, necessitates its own set of considerations. We've harnessed our extensive tobacco expertise to bridge these gaps seamlessly.
Rolling Process: In both tobacco and hemp cigarette production, the rolling process is pivotal. It involves the meticulous encasement of smokable material in a paper wrapper, demanding precision and consistency to maintain product quality. Notably, while cut rag (processed and blended tobacco) consists of robust, longer fibers, milled cannabis comprises shorter fibers and poses handling challenges due to stickiness. Our specialists excel at managing this stickiness, ensuring impeccable quality and consistency for the final hemp product.
Raw Materials: differences arise when comparing tobacco and cannabis as raw materials. "Cut rag," the ready-to-use tobacco for cigarette making, is a blend of various tobacco types (e.g., Virginia, Oriental, Burley), each processed distinctly.
In contrast, cannabis processing for pre-roll production is still in its infancy. It's widely acknowledged that cannabis needs to be milled before use in pre-roll production, but the methods to increase yield, influence taste, and assure consistent quality remain relatively uncharted. This is where Körber leverages its 75 years of tobacco processing intelligence to shape the future of cannabis processing, with due consideration for the plant's uniqueness and the preservation of each cultivar's terpenes and distinctive flavors. Our experts adeptly navigate these variations, optimizing the handling and processing of each material to deliver superior quality and consistency in the final product.
Quality Control: Manufacturers of both tobacco cigarettes and hemp pre-rolls adhere to stringent quality control standards, ensuring that each product meets specific criteria, including size, weight, and appearance. Drawing from decades of tobacco production expertise, we have seamlessly transitioned into the cannabis manufacturing industry, applying our acquired knowledge to maintain high-quality standards.
We at Körber Technologies are a proud member of the CORESTA Board, actively contributing to setting standards for quality assurance methods and standardized testing in the tobacco industry. Additionally, our laboratory instruments uphold the highest standards and have revolutionized quality testing in the cigarette industry.