With the increase in popularity of low-temperature herbal heat-not-burn devices worldwide, more and more sellers and consumers are concerned about one question: Which is the better form of the two main low-temperature herbal products on the market: sheet-type or particle HNB cartridge? To a certain extent, the exploration of this issue also reflects the depth of consumers’ knowledge of HNB, not only the trend of science and technology but also the health.
#1 Sheet-type HNB principle
Sheet-type HNB sheets are mostly prepared by papermaking, where specific raw and auxiliary materials are pressed into sheets, then shredded and rolled. According to the sheet forming process, the plant must contain at least 40-50% cellulose to get a good-shaped sheet. There are fewer plant materials that can be used.
#2 Particle HNB principle
The particle is divided into two parts. One is the common form of granular reorganization on the market. The molding method is mainly raw materials. The powder materials can be recombined to form granules by adding auxiliary materials, binders and water; the other is unique to Siveco In the form of herb particle adsorption, selected herb plants are processed into an adsorption material with small pores on the surface through a special process. Generally speaking, all plant materials that can be crushed can be applied to the product. In this way, HNB in the form of granules can be more customized, which is conducive to the reduction of the aroma of the herb and the manifestation of its efficacy. The plant raw materials that can be used will be more extensive.
The sheet form is a patent of Philip Morris PMI (the parent company of IQOS and Marlboro); while CIGOO Low-Temperature Herbal is the first China manufacturer of pelletized HNB products and holds international patents for pelletized HNB products.
First of all, whether in the form of sheets or pellets cartridge, they are all heat-not-burn products, providing users with a smoking experience similar to traditional smoking methods, and the reduction and taste are both superior. Apart from these commonalities, what are the differences between these two products?
Particles VS sheets, which is more suitable for heaters?
HNB in the form of granules can be applied to a wide range of plant materials and can be customized more strongly, which is conducive to the reduction of the aroma of the herb and the manifestation of its efficacy. Secondly, the principle of recombination granulation is similar to that of sheets’ lock fragrance form, but the lock fragrance method of particle adsorption is different from the previous two. The more the form of releasing the aroma, the more the aroma is manifested. Finally, the specific surface area of the particles is larger than that of the sheets, so the heating is more uniform and full when heated, the air flow is more free, and the aroma can be more fully reflected.
ps: Small specific surface area Popular science: The specific surface area of a solid material refers to the surface area of a solid per unit mass or unit volume. Generally speaking, it is like a golf ball with many small holes on the surface, and its specific surface area is larger than that of a ball with the same volume as the smooth surface. For the form of Cigoo particle adsorption, the particle shape is irregular and the surface micropores All make it have a large specific surface area.
Particles VS sheets, which is more compatable for heaters?
For the sheets-type HNB, it is more suitable for chip heaters, while for the particle-shaped HNB, the particles have good fluidity and have strong adaptability to the shape of the heating parts on the heater, no matter the pin type or the chip type. The heaters can be fully heated.
Particles vs sheets, which one is better for the suction experience?
For the HNB in the form of sheets, the smoking resistance is about 2350～2450Pa, and the flue gas inlet temperature is about 35～42℃. For the granular HNB, the smoking resistance is about 1000～1100Pa. The temperature is approximately in the range of 27 to 35 ℃.
Particles vs. flakes, which one needs less cleaning after use?
For sheet-type HNBs, the cleaning of smoking utensils after smoking has always been a problem that plagues users. Sheets are often blocked in the smoking utensils and require tools (tweezers, etc.) to assist in cleaning, while granular HNBs are relatively friendly. It is faster and more convenient to clean. The sealing paper at the bottom not only has a sealing effect, but also has an oil-absorbing effect. You only need to reverse the heater and pull out the cartridge directly.
Tips: Tips for pulling out the cartridge after smoking
In general, the difference in product form will make users feel different, but no matter which form of product, as long as the user experience is the starting point for R&D and adaptation, users can get the ideal use experience.