We had a visit to the British American Tobacco Turkey factory located in Samsun. Processed tobacco leaves arriving at the factory undergo quality control and if there are other ingredients in the brand recipe (for example flavors or expanded tobacco), it is very important to monitor the various tobacco types and blend components used, and computers are increasingly used to monitor the production process. Moisture content is also very important. If the tobacco leaf is too dry it will crumble; If it is very humid, it may deteriorate during storage. For this reason, the blended tobacco is processed with an amount of steam and water to make it soft and flexible and then cut to be used in cigarettes. The excess moisture is removed and a final blending process and quality control are applied to the cut tobacco.
Feb. 9, 2017
by Ahmet ÇAKIR