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Publication Date: 10/1990
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An international tobacco products manufacturer smokes out a new way to reliably divert the flow of tobacco from its pneumatic conveying lines.

British American Tobacco Company [BATCo], with its headquarters in London, manufactures cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco worldwide. BATCo buys raw tobacco [mostly in the form of bales and cases] from more than 500,000 farmers in some 27 countries. At the beginning of the manufacturing process, BATCo conditions the raw tobacco with steam and water to increase its moisture content. The moist tobacco is stored in silos for about an hour to achieve a uniform moisture level, then cut by machines with rotating knives.

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