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1. (WO2017202538) METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A CAST SHEET OF HOMOGENIZED TOBACCO MATERIAL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/202538    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/058581
Publication Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A24B 3/14
Applicants: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
Inventors: KLIPFEL, Yorick
BUEHLER, Frédéric Ulysse
PERRINJAQUET, Marc
Title: METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A CAST SHEET OF HOMOGENIZED TOBACCO MATERIAL
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of a cast sheet of homogenized tobacco material, said method comprising: • pulping (108) cellulose fibres (5) with water (6); • grinding (102, 106) a blend of tobacco of one or more tobacco types to tobacco particles (10); • combining (107) the pulped cellulose fibres with the tobacco particles and with a binder (8) to form a slurry; • homogenizing the slurry; • casting (110) the slurry to form a cast sheet of homogenized tobacco material from the slurry; • discarding (112) undesired portions of the cast sheet; and • introducing (113) the discarded undesired portions (9) of the cast sheet into the slurry.