Tobacco is one of the most widely used plants in the world. It can be said that its processing is part of the local culture in many countries. However, since it is a light drug and much attention is paid to its desired and side effects, it is necessary that the plant itself and its products are carefully monitored. Nevertheless, this can be quite challenging, because not only each tobacco product is processed differently, but individual plants can vary depending on the variety and the conditions under which they grow. In order for manufacturers to be able to ensure the sufficient quality of their products, it is necessary to have a reliable and fast method of analysis. Traditional "wet chemistry" procedures are time consuming as well as staff expertise, though. Often, only one sample parameter can be analyzed by one method. In the case of tobacco, in which we have to monitor the content of 16 different substances, this can mean tens of hours spent on lengthy laboratory procedures.
With FT-NIR spectrometer Antaris II you can accurately determine content of nicotine, total sugar, residual sugar, nitrogen, potassium, chlorine, volatile acids, volatile bases, sulfates, starch, cellulose, polyphenols, petroleum ether extracts, ash, and more in a matter of tens of seconds. In addition, there is no need to modify the samples: the spectrometer is adapted to measure homogeneous and heterogeneous samples, in liquid, gel, solid, powder and pasty form.