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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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Researchers have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to review and potentially prohibit filtered cigarettes, after recently published results of a review saying they may lead to a specific type of lung cancer. more

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Solvay Acetow GmbH

Attendees participated in a series of presentations and discussions about the cigarette filter markets and innovation. more

Manufacturing

Chinese tobacco manufacturers have attached greater and greater importance to innovating filter tips to attract smokers. more

Features

As a flexible, modular rod sensor system, the new EYEPORT has a clear focus on product quality and enhances production flexibility in all cigarette and filter makers. more

Manufacturing

Solvay is introducing their new production line for Rhodia FilterSorb. The last function tests have been successfully performed and the new production line can now produce up to 400 tons of Rhodia FilterSorb each year. more

Manufacturing


From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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