Tobacco is one of the most widely used addictive substances in the world making it one of the largest industries across the globe.  Tobacco can grow in any warm and moist environment which means it is farmed on all continents except Antarctica.  The tobacco industry includes tobacco producers and farmers, tobacco manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and importers of tobacco products.

Near infrared spectroscopy has been widely used in the tobacco industry for years. This is because it is a rapid technique that eliminates sample preparation and costly consumables.  NIR is non-destructive, capable of simultaneous analysis of multiple components, and can be used for online monitoring.  With flexible sampling mechanisms, NIR can analyze solids, liquids, and gasses.

Compared to traditional methods such as wet chemistry, HPLC and gas chromatography, NIR spectroscopy provides considerable advantages in process and quality control (QA/QC) applications such as:

NIR eliminates the need for consumables such as solvents, columns, and reagents.

NIR provides real time analysis – generally less than 30 seconds’ measurement time; it also eliminates sample preparation time.

Portable NIR spectrometers can be used in the field as well as in the lab and can measure multiple components per analysis.

Our NIR spectrometers are user-friendly, providing point-of-need analysis.

NIR means the elimination of many sources of systematic error, particularly during sample and test preparation

Galaxy Scientific’s product line includes Near Infrared analyzers that can be used throughout the tobacco manufacturing plant and process.  Our products can be used in a lab for quick samples analysis, near production line or on-line for continuous process monitoring.

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