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1. (WO2017148828) PRODUCT FOR STORING MATERIALS SUCH AS TOBACCO MATERIALS OR TOBACCO SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS HAVING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/148828    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054387
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A24F 15/18
Applicants: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
Inventors: KÜMPEL, Jürgen
JANSON, Olaf
Title: PRODUCT FOR STORING MATERIALS SUCH AS TOBACCO MATERIALS OR TOBACCO SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS HAVING ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Abstract:
A product for holding a tobacco material or a tobacco substitute material comprising a body defining a storage environment for holding a tobacco material or a tobacco substitute material, and an electronic device. The electronic device comprising an input means to generate an input signal from an external stimulus; an output means to generate an output signal in response to the input signal; wherein at least the output means is arranged on a substrate; and wherein a protective layer is arranged to at least cover the substrate and the output means so as to prevent egression of compounds therefrom to the tobacco material or tobacco substitute material within the storage environment. The electronic device including an appropriately adapted protective layer prevents the egression of compounds from the electronic device to the storage environment of the product for holding a tobacco material, whilst permitting the reception of an external stimulus by the input means and the transmission of an output signal by the output means. A user may therefore assess the freshness and quality of a tobacco material within the product, without any risk or altering the properties of the tobacco material via egression from the electronic device to the storage environment.