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1. (WO2017032755) METHOD FOR DRYING FILTER RODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032755    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069842
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A24D 3/02
Applicants: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
Inventors: CAPRINI, Gianni
Title: METHOD FOR DRYING FILTER RODS
Abstract:
The method for drying filter rods comprises the steps of providing a filter rod, providing a support surface (2) for receiving the filter rod (4) and guiding the filter rod on the support surface by a guide element (1) arranged above the support surface. The method further comprises the step of supplying a gas stream of compressed gas having a pressure between 0 and 6 bar to the filter rod through the guide element when the filter rod is transported along the support surface, before wrapping the filter rod with a wrapping material (5).