Megadyne timing belts are used in both the primary and secondary processes of tobacco production. Slicing and shredding the tobacco leaves and then the drying and flavouring processes.
Finally feeding the tobacco to the cigarette manufacturing machines, on to the handling and packaging equipment, ready for sale.

Nontoxic and in compliance with all relevant safety standards, Megadyne V Series two-ply polyolefin belts and HY Series Hytrel® belts excel in these applications.

For the packaging stages of cigarette production, we can provide several FDA-approved belt solutions: our spun cast Hytrel® belt, which features a small footprint, can be used as a vacuum belt for paperboard cigarette packages; a variety of our speciality profile urethane timing belts are well suited for packaging cartons into boxes for shipping.


Many Customers are linked to Megadyne with this specific Industrial sector thanks to its wide range of standard and customized products; look forward our selection and choose the right solution for your specific application!

  • Timing Belts
  • Special & Fabricated belts

Success Stories

  • Tobacco Packaging Machinery
  • The Tobacco Industry faces ever-increasing rules and regulations regarding the compatibility of materials that are permitted to come into contact with tobacco products. The list of banned materials increases day by day and is a major consideration in the design of tobacco packaging machinery.

    Tobacco packaging machinery is required to be precise and operate at high speeds while assuring that the components used in the process adhere to the regulatory guidelines.

    Tobacco producers must comply with these regulations while continuing to increase productivity and produce a wide variety of products while maintaining production flexibility and the ability to make rapid adjustments to production machinery. 

    A manufacturer contacted Megadyne requesting design advice for their conveyor drive on a cigarette packaging machine. The engineering team suggested endless polyurethane Megaflex belts with FDA compound and False Teeth System, to address the need for conveying different types and sizes of packages. Read here all the details of this case.