NICOTINE
REDUCTION

In early 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes. Their advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) demonstrated that the FDA is committed to stop smoking. Nicotine addiction — a major reason tobacco use is so prevalent worldwide — is an important matter of public health. Our technology can help.

Microwave Assisted Processing (MAP™) technology is a highly efficient and cost-effective way to reduce nicotine in tobacco at industrial-scale volumes. MAP™ can reduce nicotine in tobacco by up to 98% (even more than the FDA is recommending) without affecting the taste, smell, or appearance of the tobacco leaf. It’s also faster than any other processing method.

MAP™ uses heat, water, and ethanol to quickly extract nicotine from tobacco without damaging it. These harmless solvents are constantly recycled, which helps increase flavour and decrease solvent storage. This continuous-flow processing ability means MAP™ units take up far less space than other extraction methods and don’t need to shut down between batches.

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Radient Technologies Nicotine

RADIENT HAS PROVEN ITS MAP™ TECHNOLOGY IS CAPABLE OF:

  • Nicotine depletion of over 95% across multiple cured tobacco types;
  • Nicotine depletion without altering the physical appearance of the tobacco;
  • Limited removal of compounds linked to flavor, verified by taste panel evaluation; and
  • The potential for nicotine depletion in a continuous-flow system, at industrially-relevant scales.