Since its first discovery by Europeans more than 500 years ago, the consumption of tobacco has been a contentious issue. The effects are well documented, especially from refined products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipe smoking. Nevertheless, the use of tobacco products persists and as the market is highly subjective in relation to the experience of taste and odour, the modification of these sensory perceptions has seen the incorporation of activated carbon into smoking devices. High surface area activated carbons are used in a variety of formats, usually within the filter tips, to address these requirements.
The popularity of tobacco is a global phenomenon and consequently the market for activated carbon is significant. Jacobi Carbons has developed a range of activated carbons based on sustainable coconut raw material that meet and exceed the industry requirements for performance, cleanliness, and sympathetic to the manufacturing needs of tobacco companies and toll manufacturers alike.