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Papirosa Tubes are the best RYO decision

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Only high quality natural raw tissue rolling paper (papirosa paper) is used  in the manufacturing of our papirosa tubes. Since in modern dictionaries the translation of the phrase “papirosa tubes” sounds like “cigarette tubes”, we will use both terms to denote our product. Sometimes we will call it "smoking tubes", "papirosa joint", "paper tubes", "pre rolled tubes", or "tobacco tubes". 

Unlike  raw cones, our papirosa tubes are made mechanically and completely without a single drop of glue!

This method was created in Russia for papiroses manufacturing.

Papiroses are a completely Russian invention.

Two types of paper are fed into the machine, rolled in it separately from each other, and then two pre rolled tubes are inserted one into the other. After this, the seam is pressed with a special device, and the finished papirosa tube is thrown out of the machine. 

Thanks to glueless technology, our papirosa tubes have a telescopic design that allows you to adjust the length of your own tobacco joint as you want!

Papirosa tubes are the best decision for making your own tobacco joint.

Detailed description of our papirosa tubes is here:

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What are a papirosa tubes

Manufacture of papirosa tubes

Classic Papirosa Tubes

Some words about papirosa pre rolled tubes

A papirosa tubes actually consist of two pre rolled tubes inserted one into the other: one tube, is called a shirt, is made of tissue rolling paper and crushed tobacco is poured into it, and the second is made of thicker paper and has several functions - it allows you to hold the papirosa tube in your hands, prevents tobacco from getting into your mouth, and most importantly - is a cigarette holder of papirosa tube that cools smoke well and retains a large amount of harmful substances and tar on its walls.

It is generally accepted that the main difference between papiroses and cigarettes is the absence of a filter and paper structure, but there are papiroses and papirosa tubes with a filter. But about the structure of the paper - the true truth: cigarette paper smolders, and papirosa paper - slowly burns. But cigarettes have no attached cigarette holder.

The free space from the holder of papirosa tube where the tobacco is placed is called the “curka”. To prevent tobacco from getting inside the cigarette holder, 6 notches (teeth) bent inside it  are made on its edge facing the curka. 

Besides, the seam of the papirosa cigarette tubes is clamped “into the lock” and never glued, but the seam of ordinary filter tobacco tubes is glued.

The sequence of manufacture of papiroses and cigarettes is different: in the case of papiroses a papirosa tubes  are made, and tobacco is placed in them, in the case of cigarettes the “tobacco stick” is wrapped with paper. 

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Russian Papirosa Tubes

A bit of papirosa tubes history

The history of papirosa tubes originates in Russia, because papiroses were invented there. The first mention of papiroses is dated April 29, 1844.

By 1860, papiroses and papirosa tubes were made at 551 enterprises in Russia, and everywhere by hand, until the Russian engineer Ivan Semenov invented the papirosa tobacco-stuffing machine and improved the papirosa cigarette tubes machine. The so-called “Mendelssohn seam” was invented at about the same time - by the name of the inventor. The edges of the finest tissue paper are connected by mechanical pressing with special gear wheels.

Information about Ivan Semenov is rather stingy. The sheet with a brief description of life and professional skills, preserved in his personal file in the archive of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, gives the following information: born in Tomsk in 1862, graduated from the Tomsk Alekseevsky Real School, then entered the Petersburg Technological Institute, which he successfully graduated in 1887 with the rank of engineer-technologist.

After graduation from the institute, yesterday’s student Ivan Semenov came to work at the A.N. Shaposhnikov's tobacco factory . He holds the position of chief mechanical engineer. After working for some time in the factory, already in 1889, Semenov was able to design the most productive at that time papirosa tobacco-stuffing machine for the tobacco industry and improved there papirosa tubes machines. Factory owner Ekaterina Shaposhnikova, widow of the founder, noticed a young and talented mechanic. In 1890 she gave him money so that he could open his own workshop for the production of pre rolled tubes and tobacco-stuffed machines.

He rented a premise on the corner of the Obvodny Canal and Serpukhovskaya Street and founded a mechanical workshop, where there were 1 planer, 2 drilling, 5 lathes and 15 workers worked. In July of that year, the first prototype of a machine for the production of papirosa tubes was released. This "test" machine was delivered to the factory of N.K. Bogdanov in St. Petersburg. He liked the machine, the owner of the factory ordered three more.

The machine, designed by Semenov, had a number of advantages compared to the analogues of those years. On it, with a small changeover, it was possible to get papirosa tubes of different diameters. It was equipped with a device that allows you to print on the sleeve of the shirt (tissue rolling paper) brand name or other text. Cutting rolling paper and printing on them was carried out with the movement of tissue (papirosa) paper, which almost 3 times increased productivity. The width of the glueless seam of the papirosa tubes was 1.5 mm versus 4 mm among competitors, which not only reduced rolling paper consumption, but also improved the quality of papirosa tubes. In addition, the machines were made very high quality and were reliable in operation.

It is clear that with such advantages orders followed from other “tobacco kings” of Russia. This required an increase in production space. In December 1896, on Pesochnaya Street (now Professor Popov) in St. Petersburg, in a specially built workshop, an enterprise was opened called the Machine-Building Plant of a Process Engineer I. A. Semenov. This allowed in the first year of operation of the plant to achieve production of 140 units of equipment.

The quality of the papirosa tubes machines of the I. Semenov factory was also officially recognized: the silver medal of the All-Russian Nizhny Novgorod Exhibition in 1896 and the Grand Prix of the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900.

The papirosa tubes machines invented by Semenov gained great fame both in Russia and abroad. In 1906, the Machine-Building Plant expanded significantly - a four-story building was built, new machines were purchased, a large technical bureau was established, which employed 6 engineers and 10 technologists. Three years later, the plant began producing lathes of the latest systems and automatic scales for weighing bulk materials. A third of the products manufactured by Semenov's factory went for export; the rest went to Russian tobacco and tea factories. In pre-revolutionary Russia, the plant on Pesochnaya Street is almost the only precision engineering enterprise that worked to a large extent on the foreign market. Almost all the countries of Europe, as well as the USA, Argentina, Japan purchased Semenov's machines.

But the main thing: I. A. Semenov's plant became the first precision engineering plant in Russia. This made it possible to expand the product range: for example, lathes of increased accuracy began to be produced.

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