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Defect Detection in Cigarette Manufacturing

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Defect Detection in Cigarette Manufacturing

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.

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Joya de Nicaragua

OTTO J. MEJIA L.

It is quite a remarkable fate for a brand to be so connected to the ups and downs of its country of origin, yet the history of Joya de Nicaragua runs absolutely parallel to the country that gave it its name. 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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Chasing the CAT Out: Alternative Cigarette Filter Materials

Courtesy of McAirlaids Vliesstoffe GmbH

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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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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Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more

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Norio Hattori, regional marketing director of The Pacific Cigar Co., sits down with Tobacco Asia's Eric Piras to talk about cigars and more. more

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Japan Tobacco’s expansion in the Philippines is seen as important for its growth in Asia Pacific, considering the tough operating environment faced elsewhere. more

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