Welcome to SPI

SPI specialises in providing innovative adhesive, flavour and liquid application systems, for all sectors of the tobacco industry. Our product range includes complementary equipment, such as automatic mixing machines, adhesive sensor technology and data capture software.

Our systems and products are built using our own modular components, including pumps and control units. This enables us to evolve our equipment with market trends whilst remaining cost effective.

More than a product supplier, we can offer our design and development services to assist with unique projects. Our expertise and knowledge of the tobacco industry and fluid control systems allows us to be creative yet practical in our design approach.

We design, assemble and test all the equipment ourselves and we can install and commission systems if required. With an established background of fluid management, including controlling, applying, detecting and data recording, we offer you the complete service from start to finish.

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  • Flavour

    We have a wide range of equipment for applying flavours to products, which can be customised to suit customer product and machinery requirements. Usually designed for the secondary process you can select from free standing heated or cold systems, foil flavour rewinders, or a cold machine mounted system.
  • Adhesive

    We can provide a wide range of equipment for the application of hot and cold adhesives, such as PVA and Hot Melt, for fitment to a wide variety of cigarette, cigar and filter making machinery. The equipment can be customised to suit client requirements and can also be combined with flavour and other liquid handling elements to create multiple fluid systems, controlled by a common interface.
  • Data logging

    All of SPI systems are offered with the option of a data logging software package. This software feature collects running data at user specified intervals and also records all events, such as alarm stoppages, calibrations and specification changes. The data collected by the system can be downloaded via USB or Ethernet connections for later analysis.
  • Sensors

    Our capacitive sensor technology is designed to detect water based adhesives. The sensor can be controlled directly by the main controller supplied with other SPI products or with its own controller as a standalone product. Our detection technology is used through the whole cigarette and filter making process.
  • Mixing

    Our modular free-standing mixing system enables complex flavour solutions to be automatically mixed and logged, as part of a variety of production processes. The highly accurate and consistent mix is achieved through use of very high resolution intelligent pumps. Each system contains a base control unit which is linked to individual modular units depending on customer requirements.
  • Sweetener

    A single-track tipping paper rewind unit incorporating a sweetener printer. The machine unwinds a reel of tipping paper and applies a band of sweetener solution onto the outside of the paper about the centre line, before drying and rewinding the bobbin at a controlled level of tension
  • Triacetin

    New product coming soon.

Contact Us

We have Agents and Distributors all around the world. To allow us to put you in touch with our nearest representative, please contact us at:

SPI Developments Ltd.
1 Eden Close
Hellaby industrial Estate,
South Yorkshire,
S66 8RW,


+44(0)1709 541143


+44(0)1709 730779

Mail enquiries@spidevelopments.com