PROTOS cigarette makers are a synonym for state-of-the-art engineering and set the global benchmark with their pioneering technology. Cigarette makers form tobacco into a long rod, wrap it in paper, and glue the seam. Knives cut this “endless cigarette” to the required length. The filter is then attached and wrapped with a paper mouthpiece to produce a “double cigarette” joined at the filter. Special lasers produce the desired row of perforations in the filter and tobacco recovery solutions ensure that as much of this precious raw material is utilized as possible.