Reconstituted Tobacco Types & Attributes
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What is Reconstituted Tobacco (Recon)?
Simply, it means “recycled” or “reconstituted” tobacco. It can be defined as a tobacco material in sheet shape which is acquired by collecting the remnants of tobacco leaf after the processing procedure.
Reconstituted tobacco is also referred as Recon, RTS, RTL, RT, RLT, RCB, PCL and homogenized sheet tobacco.
Anatomy of Reconstituted Tobacco
When you put a traditional cigarette under a microscope, you can spot shredded coffee-colored materials inside that resembles the pulp of mashed tobacco stems and various parts of the tobacco leaf.
Purpose Of Recon
As we defined the terms reconstituted tobacco and sheet, let’s take a look how do manufacturers leverage from this processing technique.
Reconsituted tobacco is being used:
- To form a very consistent and high-quality cigarette blend.
- To obtain a good looking physical shape.
- To reduce tobacco manufacturing cost.
- To adjust component ratio.
Cost saving effect by higher filling volume, burning rate optimization, easiness of adjusting ingredients and inserting flavors are the outcomes of recon technology.