Further processing of tobacco, packed in bales, is not possible without proper humidification. Because of their brittleness, these products could easily crumble into dust. At Airtech Vacuum Incorporated, we provide leading industrial vacuum pump and compressor solutions that can ensure the safe processing of tobacco products.

About the Humidification of Tobacco Industry

Tobacco is a global industry and an agricultural commodity product. The industry comprises many companies that are involved in the manufacture of pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, and most commonly cigarettes. Currently, the major firms that lead international markets include Japan Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, British American Tobacco, and Altria (formerly Philip Morris International).

Tobacco leaves, cut tobacco, and paper are hygroscopic materials and they can easily give up their moisture to the surrounding environment, especially if the air is too dry. If tobacco loses its moisture, it can degrade. This leads to tearing, cracking of leaves, splitting, flaking, brittleness, weight loss, tobacco falling out of cigarettes, papers misfeeding machines, and shrinkage.

Tobacco manufacturers need to maintain an adequate level of ambient relative humidity. It will help prevent all the above problems by ensuring tobacco, paper, raw leaves retain their moisture at the correct levels. When the quality of those products is maintained, production can proceed at optimal efficiency. In most cases, tobacco has to be kept at high humidity to prevent crumbling. The preferred leaf moisture is between 16% and 18%.

After the initial processes that are stated above, moistened tobacco is often conveyed to large, open silos and bins. These products will be stored there until needed by manufacturing machines.

Common Applications for the Humidification of Tobacco Industry

  • Pumps and compressors for producing a true dry fog of micro-droplets
  • Pumps and compressors to achieve optimal humidity without wetness
  • Pumps and compressors for delivering tobacco to cigarette machines
  • Pumps and compressors to safely transport tobacco from its storage areas
  • … and more!

Why Choose Airtech Vacuum Incorporated For Humidification of Tobacco?

Airtech Vacuum Incorporated is a trusted provider of industry-leading pumps and compressors for the humidification of tobacco. Our products are designed to increase processing speeds, reduce wastage, improve humidity control, and improve overall production efficiencies. What’s more, our vacuum pump systems have the ability to extract air from bales and replace them with steam, sometimes supplementing it with aromatic contents.

Our company was founded in 1982 and our team has extensive expertise with many tobacco manufacturers. Since our inception, we have been providing comprehensives products and solutions to precisely meet our clients’ requirements. You can peace of mind knowing that we are ISO9001-2008, UL-, CE-, RoHS-, and CSA-certified and can provide innovative custom solutions for unique processes. Whether you are seeking advice on humidifying tobacco or spares supplies for your existing systems, we have got your back. We also cover other areas such as design, installation, maintenance, and commissioning.

At Airtech, our products and solutions will make the process of humidifying tobacco easy and cost-effective. Start browsing through our inventory today and source for industrial vacuum pumps and compressors with exceptional ease!