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Tobacco Industry

Tobacco Industry

Forbo conveyor and processing belts are in operation from the tobacco harvest to conveying the bales, to preparing the tobacco and producing the cigarettes, to conveying packaging ready for sale.

Tobacco Industry

The special challenge placed on the belts during green leaf processing, primary processing and secondary processing is the constant change in the nature of the tobacco, temperatures and the conveying required. Forbo belts are successfully used as fabric-based belts (Siegling Transilon), or plastic modular belts (Siegling Prolink), as power-transmission (Siegling Extremultus) or even timing belts (Siegling Proposition), in a number of different applications. Various customised finishes, such as profiles and sidewalls, as well as accessories like belt scrapers, offer further options specific to particular applications. In conjunction with our global service the result is a reliable full range of belt products.

Our Siegling Transilon conveyor belts of course comply with the stringent pyrolysis requirements placed by the tobacco industry. They also fulfil the regulations on plastics for unpackaged foodstuffs (EU, FDA) which equally apply to unpackaged tobacco when conveyed.

All Siegling Transilon belt types for the tobacco industry have the suffix TT in their name (TT = tobacco type).

Tobacco Industry

Forbo Movement Systems products are used effectively in numerous processing steps. You can find details here:

Tobacco Industry

  • Green Leaf Processing

    Green Leaf Processing

    Green Leaf Processing

    Conveyor belts can be used everywhere, regardless of whether the whole plant is harvested, or drying is carried out naturally or artificially, or whether natural, chamber or machine fermentation is applied. All our conveyor and processing belts are quality products which stand apart for their durability, ease of use, lack of maintenance and efficiency.

    Green Leaf Processing
  • Primary Processing

    Primary Processing

    Primary Processing

    We supply the right belt solutions for all core primary tobacco processes like slicing, conditioning, casing, flavouring, cutting, drying and expanding, as well as feeding the cigarette machines.

    Primary Processing
  • Secondary Processing

    Secondary Processing

    Secondary Processing

    Filter and cigarette manufacture is carried out in secondary processing. Intralogistics conveying solutions ensure that the raw materials and consumables are always on the right machine at the right time and the finished cigarettes are packaged in the customary manner.

    Secondary Processing

Further Information

  • 228 EN

    Conveyor and Processing Belts
    in the Tobacco Industry

  • 318 EN

    Siegling Transilon – Technical Information 2
    Special Features & Properties

  • 225-fms_extremultus_product-range_en.pdf

    Siegling Extremultus
    Flat Belts

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