Founded in Brazil in 1999, IOTO International is the first “flavor house” in Latin America completely dedicated to the tobacco industry.
We are specialized in the development and production of Flavors and Casings for different types of tobacco products such as: cigarettes, shisha tobacco, reconstituted tobacco, cigarette filters, Blunt, cigars, haystacks, and RYO (Roll Your Own) tobacco.
We produce different types of reconstituted tobacco, also known as RECON, and different types of nicotine-free herbal reconstituted films such as sage, chamomile, yerba mate, cocoa, and others. For this we use our own patented process.
In 2023 we’ve inaugurated a new product line, IOTO Chemicals. In this line, we supply different market segments that have a need for Propylene Glycol, L-Menthol, Vanillin, Ethyl Vanillin, Maltol and Ethyl Maltol. This is just the beginning of a project in which we are committed to making new raw materials available.
We have a global network of representatives, and currently, in addition to our headquarters in Brazil, we have in USA: IOTO USA LLC, specialized in the production of reconstituted tobacco and Purillum LLC, a joint venture with Alliance One, specialized in the production of e-liquids and flavors.
IOTO International team, in association with IOTO USA and Purillum, has many specialists with extensive experience in the industry. We are always looking to develop new technologies in flavors, reconstituted films, and e-liquids.
Our team consists of PhD’s in chemistry, engineers, chemists, agronomists and flavorists. This is one of the key elements to our success. Our greatest commitment to our clients is the innovation and quality of our products.
To work in a company, at a young age, I knew it was necessary to specialize in one area, and my focus has always been chemistry. After graduating in Pharmacy, I specialized in Industry, did my Master’s in Organic Chemistry, my Doctorate in Polymer Sciences, and a Post-Doctorate in Materials Engineering. At IOTO INTERNATIONAL (Brazil) and IOTO USA (United States of America), I can to the best of my abilities, develop flavors and machines necessary to meet customer requests.
Since from a young age, I have always been interested in different aromas and flavors. I wanted to understand what allowed us to identify the smell of each thing. It was then that I became interested in organic chemistry, where I could find answers. I started my studies in pharmacy, but I felt that it was still not my place. It was then that I discovered chemical engineering, which brought me here. Today I am the general manager of IOTO International, where I seek to transmit my knowledge and excellence through our team. I always seek to be able to share with our customers different sensory experiences through our products.
When I joined IOTO team, I saw a great opportunity to apply my knowledge in carbohydrate chemistry, sustainable use of renewable resources and production management. The transformation of tobacco waste and other plant materials into products of interest to the market, fascinates me and motivates me to a constant learning, channeled to the developments of new processes capable of delivering high quality products to our customers in line with the new market demands.