Humidification for the tobacco industry

Humidity is crucial to the production of cigars and cigarettes. Tobacco leaves will dry out if the air is too dry, resulting in shrinkage, weight-loss and making them susceptible to breaking and crumbling. In fact, the products may even fall apart completely during processing.


Improved tobacco processing with the right humidity


Tobacco leaves are hygroscopic. This means that they release moisture into dry ambient air. To stop the tobacco leaves from shrinking and breaking the humidity needs to kept stable at a relative humidity of 65%.

  • Preserve the quality and flavour of tobacco leaves

  • Maintain the product weight

  • Avoid torn, crumbled leaves

  • Increase the spread of production

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Better quality through proper humidification


The quality and flavour of tobacco products are also affected by how they are stored. This is why cigars, as luxury goods, are frequently stored in humidors. These humidified cases help protect the contents from drying out.

  • Avoid dried-out tobacco

  • Reduce loss and wastage

  • Maintain the flavour, quality, and product-life

Cumulus raises the yield of tobacco


As amenity products, the correct processing and storage of cigars and cigarettes has extra value. As the Dutch market leader in custom-built humidification systems, we have been helping manufacturers and retailers alike find the right humidity to enhance the experience of their tobacco products since 1991.

  • Our experts co-wrote ISSO 55.3 (the guidelines for Legionella safe installations)

  • All our installations comply with the ISSO 55.3 Publication guidelines

  • TÜV Nord have certified that our installation systems comply with VDI 6022

  • We meet the guidelines as outlined in the TNO Hospital Report

  • We have the biggest maintenance network in Benelux

For free advice on safe, energy-saving humidification solutions tailor-made for your business, contact us here.

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