RAW® Tips are made on an original-type Fourdrinier paper machine. RAW® papers are made in Alcoy, Spain, where we have machines to work only with thin paper. For the thick tipping paper, we had to travel to an old paper mill in Northern China that was still using an original-type Fourdrinier. This was the only place we could find that still had one of these machines in use, which we needed to make the special, long-fiber paper for RAW® tips.
Want to know more? Modern paper mills use small-structure cellulose to make paper. The original paper mills used a higher portion of fiber. For tipping paper to perform best, it needs to be made with fiber – not just boiled cellulose. Fiber-based tips roll smooth AND have enough structural rigidity to both keep their shape in your mouth AND to not dissolve. There are precious few of the original-type Fourdrinier paper machines in use. We were lucky to find this old mill; it’s the only one in the world that can produce RAW® tips to our specifications.