SODISTAR measures conventional cigarette papers providing reliable and consistent data speedily. It also measures the printed bands of LIP paper typically used for self-extinguishing cigarettes. The paper diffusivity meter can accurately predict cigarette burn rates by measuring the gas diffusion capacity of cigarette paper when CO2 diffuses through it.
It can also ensure that burn rates for LIP paper are in line with international regulatory restrictions. Traditional methods for measuring paper porosity provide accurate air permeability readings, however they are not sufficiently precise for predicting cigarette burn rates.