Technical Comparison of Nine Heat Not Burn (HnB) Devices From Leading Tobacco Companies
This report provides detailed technical information about the HnB vaporizer devices from leading tobacco companies. Information provided includes technical properties comparison of HnB devices and device performance ratings that was calculated according to Wingle's in-house methodology. Report focuses on larger market cap companies that have launched HnB products, including Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, KT&G Corporation, and Japan Tobacco International.
Date of report: September 2019.
The list of devices are follows:
• GLO from British American Tobacco (BAT);
• GLO series 2 from British American Tobacco (BAT);
• IQOS v2.4 plus from Philip Morris International (PMI);
• IQOS v3 from Philip Morris International (PMI);
• IQOS Multi from Philip Morris International (PMI);
• LiL FT Solo 1.0 (LiL Plus+) from KT&G Corporation;
• LiL Hybrid from KT&G Corporation;
• PULZE from Imperial Brands;
• Ploom S from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).
Table of contents:
REPORT INTRODUCTION 4
DEVICES DESCRIPTIONS 5
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION 10
TESTS AND TECHNICAL REVIEWS 11
INTERNAL COMPONENTS VIEW 11
HEATER REVIEW 14
AIRFLOW REVIEW 18
PCB REVIEW 24
BATTERY ANALYSIS 34
FEEDING SIGNAL TYPE AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM ANALYSIS 39
TEMPERATURE DEVIATION OF HEATER 45
CURRENT POWER CONSUMPTION OF DEVICE 51
VAPOR DENSITY TEST 57
BATTERY AND DEVICE ENERGY EFFICIENCY 61
REPORT CONCLUSION 66
ADDITIONAL REPORT OFFER 73
Executive summary excerpt:
There is no common technical pattern in the use of certain device heating elements in the production of units from the leading tobacco companies.
The pros and cons of overall device performance, construction and technical components are compared.