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Research and development
RNTA and MTK grant a particular
attention to the “Research & Development” activity. This one
aims the improvement of the product quality, the reduction of
the rates of tar and nicotine, the reduction of costs as well
as the development of new products. Efforts are focussed on:
development of tobacco culture.
of the quality of finished product.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF TOBACCO CULTURES
This program aims at: :
the most appropriate lands through ground analyses and water salinity;
the most appropriate seeds to our climate;
technical assistance and financial motivations to tobacco farmers;
experiences led by region.
The led experiences permitted to be fixed on new varieties introduced
in the north western regions.
IMPROVEMENT OF THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS
In order to comply with new healthcare
standards (decision n° 98-17 dated February 23, 1998), RNTA and
MTK started a program of lightening of the content in tar and
nicotine characterized by:
of facilities used by the RNTA’s General Preparation Workshop in order
to produce the sauced cut-filler for the 20 Mars International cigarettes;
works in order to test the production at MTK of the sauced cut-filler
for the fabrication of Light Cristal cigarettes;
local products in order to comply them with healthcare standards applicable
as of 2006;
of new lighter tobacco types in the composition of cigarettes;
the range of the physic-chemical analyses of raw materials and finished
products in soft packets.