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1. (WO1990003124) METHOD OF CONDITIONING TOBACCO AND APPARATUS THEREFOR
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Pub. No.:    WO/1990/003124    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1989/001129
Publication Date: 05.04.1990 International Filing Date: 26.09.1989
IPC:
A24B 3/04 (2006.01), A24B 3/18 (2006.01)
Applicants: GBE INTERNATIONAL PLC [GB/GB]; GBE House, Newbury Road, Andover, Hampshire SP10 4DW (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
NEVILLE, Richard, Ernest, Gartside [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: NEVILLE, Richard, Ernest, Gartside; (GB)
Agent: BROOKES & MARTIN; High Holborn House, 52/54 High Holborn, London WC1V 6SE (GB)
Priority Data:
8822574.3 26.09.1988 GB
Title (EN) METHOD OF CONDITIONING TOBACCO AND APPARATUS THEREFOR
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE CONDITIONNEMENT DE TABAC
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method of conditioning tobacco comprising the steps of: a) vibrating tobacco particles by means of a vibratory conveyor (10) to produce a continuous stream to be transferred along a predetermined path, the conveyor being vibrated in such a manner that the stream of tobacco particles remains in contact with the supporting surface of the conveyor during transportation; b) contacting substantially all of the particles of tobacco in said path with steamby continuously passing steam upwardly through perforations (16) in said conveyor; and c) maintaining said steam at a pressure sufficient to enable the steam to diffuse into the interstices between the particles without causing said stream of tobacco particles to be lifted out of contact with the supporting surface of the conveyor.
(FR)Un procédé de conditionnement de tabac comprend les étapes suivantes: a) la mise en vibration des particules de tabac sur un convoyeur vibratoire (10), afin de produire un courant continu transporté suivant un trajet prédéterminé. Le convoyeur est mis en vibration de telle sorte que le courant de particules de tabac reste en contact avec la surface de support du convoyeur pendant son transport; b) la mise en contact d'essentiellement toutes les particules de tabac transportées le long dudit trajet avec de la vapeur, par injection continue de vapeur vers le haut à travers des perforations (16) dans le convoyeur; et c) le maintien de la vapeur à une pression suffisante pour qu'elle se diffuse dans les interstices entre les particules de tabac sans soulever le courant de particules de tabac, le séparant de la surface de support du convoyeur.
Designated States: JP, US.
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, FR, GB, IT, LU, NL, SE).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)