Four key advantages
1. More taste and nicotine
Existing solutions work with a recon that has a high glycerin/water content of up to 95 percent for processing. However, the new TDA produces tobacco dough with a moisture content of just 20 to 40 percent. This dough therefore dries much faster and significantly reduces the loss of nicotine and flavor. The TDA process uses fewer binders with the result that the tobacco content increases. It also reduces the unpleasant influence of binders on flavor during combustion.
2. Homogeneous product quality
Since the tobacco dough has a firm consistency – in contrast to conventional systems – it can easily be flattened to a very uniform and controlled thickness using rollers. This guarantees consistency in downstream processes and helps to ensure that important product specifications, such as nicotine content, are always within the specified range.
3. High sustainability and efficiency
Environmental sustainability is another aspect that benefits from the low moisture content of the TDA’s recon film – with shorter drying times, lower energy consumption and the elimination of preheating processes.
4. Scalable production line
Starting out with a small solution is no problem: the compact system requires little space and can be expanded at any time, so manufacturers can react quickly to changes in the market – for example, by using recon films not only for cigarette production but also for HTP or cigars.