Tobacco Sorting Solutions
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tailor-made tobacco sorting solutions for your tobacco


Both processors and consumers expect tobacco that is one hundred percent free of any foreign material. But even the best agricultural practices can't always guarantee a non-tobacco related material (NTRM) free product. That’s why tobacco sorting is vital!

Tobacco sorting

TOMRA Sorting Tobacco is a leading provider of tobacco sorting equipment with 300+ machines installed worldwide, ensuring product purity and reliability.

SORTING TOBACCO IS VITAL

TOMRA Sorting Tobacco strives for an NTRM-free tobacco product in all tobacco varieties such as Oriental, Virginia and Burley. This happens by implementing technology and equipment at various tobacco processes and advising processors on their complete processing installations. Even with the best Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP’s), NTRM’s such as feather, cocoon, grass, candy wrappers or fertilizer bag material cannot be avoided. That’s why the implementation of tobacco sorting technology is vital, as it guarantees a clear tobacco end-product.

MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF TOBACCO EXPERIENCE

BEST Sorting, now a part of TOMRA, has more than 25 years of experience in the tobacco industry, providing innovative tobacco sorting equipment for the efficient removal of NTRM.

Through dedicated research and development, TOMRA Sorting Tobacco has become the leader in sensor-based sorting solutions in the tobacco industry, developing a vast array of sensor technologies and high-speed image and data-processing systems.

TOMRA Sorting Tobacco offers sorting solutions for a multitude of tobacco applications, from sorting whole leaf, lamina’s, stems, Oriental, all-over to cut-rag and different types of fillers.

TAILORED COST-EFFECTIVE TOBACCO SORTING SOLUTIONS

TOMRA Sorting Tobacco can inspect the product in free fall, on belt, in flight or even in an air stream. The combination of all of these technologies gives TOMRA Sorting Tobacco the ability to provide the most tailored, cost-effective and advanced sorting solutions for the efficient removal of NTRM from threshed leaves all the way to the final product.

TOMRA Sorting Tobacco involves a whole team of product and technology experts, standing by to develop partnership solutions for your specific needs.

BENEFITS OF TOMRA’S TOBACCO SORTING MACHINES:

  • Greater purity
  • Higher accepted batches
  • Increased profit and yield
  • Increased processing capacity and efficiency
  • Lower labor costs
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Stable and high-quality end product

KEY STATS: TOMRA’S MARKET SHARE

  • Market share tobacco: 50%

SUSTAINABILITY: STRIVE FOR AN NTRM-FREE TOBACCO PRODUCT

By implementing high-tech sorting equipment at the different stages of the tobacco processing and supply-chain, TOMRA continues to strive for an NTRM*-free tobacco product. Clean raw tobacco materials will not only reduce the risk for the consumer, but also ensure more efficient manufacturing of consumer products avoiding production stoppages, minimizing waste generation and at the same time contributing to environmental improvements (e.g. reduced energy consumption and CO2 emission control).
*Non-Tobacco Related Material