The market for e-liquids is highly competitive while increasingly restrictive regulations in many countries heat up the battle even further. Only intuitive ideas and smart innovation help players survive in this difficult environment. more

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Chasing the CAT Out: Alternative Cigarette Filter Materials

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Cellulose acetate tow (CAT) has been around for decades despite its notoriously bad biodegradability properties. But environmentally friendly filter materials are forcefully pushing onto the scene and just might give CAT a run for its money. more

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Defect Detection in Cigarette Manufacturing

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Cigarette making machinery - or its human operators – can be fickle. During any production run, a number of sticks will invariably sustain defects. But detection technology helps to identify and eject faulty product before it can reach the market. more

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Tobacco production in China, rooted in the vast rural areas, is both the foundation of the country’s sustained and healthy development of its tobacco industry as well as being an important means of support for farmers in poverty-stricken areas. more

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NewCo: Independent with a Passion

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With no tobacco stocks of its own to speak of, independent supplier NewCo nevertheless enjoys tremendous respect in the industry as a transparent and reliable facilitator and mediator that brings together sellers and buyers from around the globe. more

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