Current cigarette making equipment can produce more than 20,000 cigarettes per minute, 100 times more than the original Bonsack machine.
A number of major industrial suppliers such as Siemens, Aiger Engineering Tobacco Co., Kimberly Clark, Hauni, Eastman Chemical, Garbuio Dickinson, 3M, Molins and others develop new mechanical equipment and advanced materials for the cigarette companies.
The Engineered Cigarette
Cigarette companies continue to perfect their ability to make more cigarettes with greater precision and at lower prices. There has been no end to improvements in the engineering and efficiency of modern cigarette making.