Activated carbons solutions for tobacco sector - Manufacturing, Other
Since its first discovery by Europeans more than 500 years ago, the consumption of tobacco has been a contentious issue. The effects are well documented, especially from refined products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipe smoking. Nevertheless, the use of tobacco products persists and as the market is highly subjective in relation to the experience of taste and odour, the modification of these sensory perceptions has seen the incorporation of activated carbon into smoking devices. High surface area activated carbons are used in a variety of formats, usually within the filter tips, to address these requirements.
The popularity of tobacco is a global phenomenon and consequently the market for activated carbon is significant. Jacobi Carbons has developed a range of activated carbons based on sustainable coconut raw material that meet and exceed the industry requirements for performance, cleanliness, and sympathetic to the manufacturing needs of tobacco companies and toll manufacturers alike.
The transportation and storage of tobacco is necessary from grower to market, and as a natural product often requires the application of preservatives and pesticides. These are removed prior to processing at the conversion facility, and the control of emission to the environment of these chemicals is effectively managed using activated carbon filtration devices.
Similarly, where cigarette smoking is permitted inside buildings, increasingly the use of ‘smoker rooms’ in airports, restaurants and other public spaces incorporate activated carbon filtration into treatment devices. The rapid increase in the effectiveness and success of Home Air Filtration (HAF) is also generated by the desire to remove tobacco smoke in the home and office.