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IMPERIAL - Reclaiming Your Tobacco

IMPERIAL by Canal Engineering is a UK manufacturer and supplier of tobacco reclaiming machines, which are used globally to recover and recycle up to 95% of tobacco from reject cigarettes and packets.

The IMPERIAL machines are very efficient and can handle all of your reject product, including;

  • Cigarettes (standard & slim)
  • Damaged Cigarettes
  • Maker Waste
  • Packets
  • Carbon and Capsule Filters
  • Bundles (with optional equipment)


Tobacco Reclaiming Machine Benefits


  • High yield with low degradation
  • Very low paper count in recovered tobacco


  • No adjustment of machine settings required
  • No consumables or knives used
  • Low maintenance
  • Low noise and dust emissions
  • Robust & reliable construction
  • Improved sieving conveyor design for reduced contamination risk
  • More consistent Metering Feed Section
  • Pre-Sieving loose tobacco before processing
  • Large Filters to prevent dust build up and blockages
  • New filtration media to further reduce dust emissions


Imperial Tobacco Reclaiming Machine

Tobacco Reclaiming Machines | 250 - 1,000kg/hr

IMPERIAL offer 3 capacity options for tobacco recovery to meet your input demands, which cover a throughput range 250kg/hr, 500kg/hr & 1000kg/hr.

3 Machines, 1 Purpose: CRM250, CRM500 & CRM1000

All 3 Imperial Reclaiming Machines are designed to recover up to 95% of tobacco from your reject product.

Each machine has a flexible floor layout providing multiple layout options to suit your building design.

Typical Layouts

Imperial Tobacco Reclaiming Machines Layout


Using the latest technology and production plant, IMPERIAL manufacture their machines to achieve an efficient and reliable tobacco recovery installation, utilising the following industry proven components;

  • Tippers
  • Auto Feeders
  • Steam Conditioning & Metering Systems
  • Band Conveyors
  • Fans
  • Air / Product Separators
  • Vibratory Sieving Conveyors
  • Classifiers
  • Rotary Valves
  • Dust Filter Units
  • Waste Product Briquetting Units

The Control and Electrical components are supplied to your Factory specifications.


BOP50 Bundle/Packet Opening Machine

In addition to the Tobacco Reclaiming Machine, IMPERIAL can also supply an optional Bundle Opening Machine, which will process up to 50 bundles per minute.

This is recommended for tobacco that needs to be recovered from cartons and packets. It ensures plastic film, card and foil packaging is removed prior to processing in the Reclaiming Machine.


Imperial Reclaimed Tobacco

The Reclaim Process


Cigarette and packaging reject product is fed either manually, or by Tipper Unit, into the bulking section at the bottom of an Elevating Band Conveyor. This elevator transports the product at a regulated rate to the Conditioning section.


At the conditioning stage, the product is fed into a steaming tube. This process ensures that the cigarettes are at an optimum moisture & temperature level, making the tobacco easy to separate from the packaging whilst minimizing potential degradation.

The conditioned product is then discharged onto a metering unit, to give a constant flow of cigarettes to the Reclaiming Section at the required throughput rate.

Reclaiming Section

The opening process has 2 stages to maximize the tobacco recovery yield. Each stage makes use of a unique pneumatic transport system to loosen and remove the tobacco filler from the cigarette papers, filters and packaging.

The product then travels over a vibratory sieve, which separates the loose tobacco from the papers, taking the reclaimed tobacco to a collection station.

Dust & Waste Collection

Any small paper pieces in the tobacco are removed by a suction nozzle.

Dust from the pneumatic systems is collected in Filter Units, whilst papers, plugs and other waste is collected in bins or processed in a Briquetting Machine.


Contact Glyn Brewer today for more information and to order your own Tobacco Reclaiming Machine

+44 (0)115 986 6321 or via EMAIL

Canal Engineering Ltd, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PQ

Tel: 0115 986 6321