Through special process of manufacturing, this kind of chitosan has specific molecular weight and apparent viscosity, which is able to be applied in the tobacco areas, e.g. tobacco sheet gum.
Dedicated chitosan for tobacco could mix uniformly with cut tobacco and adhere to the tobacco surface after dissolution. It boosts the tensile strength, waterproof and bursting strength while barely breaks in the process. The tobacco sheet has good elasticity, and can be applied in modern high-speed cigarette machines. This chitosan additive could notably intensify combustion performance of tobacco, and reduce the content of tobacco tars and nicotine. It not only alleviates offensive gas, reduces harmful substances, and releases sweet smell, but also effectively restrain tobacco from mildew and prolong storage time of tobacco.
Chitosan can adsorb harmful substances such as tobacco tars, and functions well in bacteriostasis, which gives itself wide application for tobacco filter tip, tobacco sheet gum, and so on.