tobacco applications

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Ashlands naturally derived cellulose ether products can be used in many production steps in the tobacco industry. From stabilizing tobacco dust slurries resulting in reconstituted tobacco sheets, over adhesives to glue tobacco leaves to finally sealing the mouth tip of a cigar. 

culminal™ & benecel™ methylcellulose derivatives, natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose andaqualon and aqualon™ & blanose™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose   are outstanding when used as a binder to achieve a homogenous slurry. During drying the presence of the binders minimizes cracks and shrinkage of the sheets. They also provide high tenacity (tearing strength), sheet elasticity and uniform appearance. In addition, these products can also be used as a glue to adhere tobacco products. 


Products for the tobacco applications are listed below, use the filters to find the products that meet your specific needs. 

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Methylcellulose derivatives (MC, MHEC, MHPC) provide very good binding power and lead to strong tobacco sheets after drying due to strong film forming properties and binding power of the methylcellulose derivatives. They also provide sufficient elasticity to avoid cracking of dried tobacco sheets and improve the rheology of tobacco slurries allowing better handling and workability during production. Typical are products in the low-medium viscosit...

culminal™ & benecel™ methylcellulose derivatives

Hydroxyethyl cellulose products find use in some reconstituted tobacco formulations. Easy to incorporate and providing nice rheology as well as binding characteristics. Typical are products at the lower end of the viscosity specification to avoid too strong viscosity built in the tobacco slurry.  Natrosol™ products are available in:  various substitution levels, depending on end application needs  low to very high molecular ...

natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose

Aqualon™ and blanose™ CMC are anionic, water-soluble polymers. CMC is made by reacting alkali cellulose with sodium monochloroacetate under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant polymer is purified and dried.  Purified cmc for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity.  Physical and solution properties of cmc can be varied through manipulation of degree of substitution (D...

aqualon™ and blanose™ carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

Aqualon™ ethylcellulose (EC) is a cellulose ether distinguished by its versatility.

aqualon™ ethylcellulose


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