Sterilized moist snuff and method
- Application Information
AI Technical Summary
Benefits of technology
Problems solved by technology
According to a first embodiment, moist tobacco product is prepared and packaged in anticipation of its delivery to the end user. Once the tobacco product is packaged, the product is subjected to a thermal stabilization process to destroy bacteria.
The process for sterilizing tobacco containers containing moist tobacco involves heat treating a container to sterilize its contents. The tobacco container must be capable of withstanding pressure differential between the external sterlizing medium (e.g. steam) and any pressure which builds up within the container as its volatile constituents attempt to vaporize. Preferably, volatile compounds are kept within the container. Known machines, such as a modern retort, aid in minimizing the pressure differential.
The tobacco containers may include any type of container in which moist tobacco products are commonly packed. Commercially available tobacco containers usually include a cup-shaped circular cover adapted to slide or scr...
- R&D Engineer
- R&D Manager
- IP Professional
- Industry Leading Data Capabilities
- Powerful AI technology
- Patent DNA Extraction