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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 global boom in tobacco heated products has dramatically increased demand for optimized manufacturing processes in the area of recess tubes. Hauni has the answer: the new KDF 5RT. more

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Hauni’s KDF 6MF LEAD multifilter maker, unveiled at Hauni’s in-house exhibition in November 2016, has been receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from international audiences. more

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An elegant looking filter tip and laser printing-enhanced packaging go a long way in establishing brand appeal among consumers – and nobody knows that better than China’s paper and packaging suppliers. more

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Bulgaria Leafs

Photo courtesy of Bulgartabac Holding AD

When Bulgaria’s State Tobacco Monopoly crumbled, its successors faced potentially hard times. But the country’s tobacco industry managed a magnificent recovery thanks to invigorated marketing and a strong drive to expand beyond the Iron Curtain. more

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

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The new premium filter maker solution offers as standard every function the industry requires to implement flexible production of high quality monoacetate filters. more

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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

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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

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Filters: A Sometimes Overlooked High-Tech Cigarette Component

Photo courtesy of Essentra

Filter manufacturers and cigarette companies are inextricably intertwined and depend on each other. Cigarette sales volumes also affect filter suppliers and they have to come up with ingenious solutions to stay competitive. more

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Arun Hitkari, managing director, Hitkari Multifilters, has been a stellar figure in the tobacco industry – not just because of his extraordinary business acumen, but also due to his shining persona. more

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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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