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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

Nov 1, 2016 3:00 PM Features

Part of our ongoing series on independent leaf suppliers, TOBACCO ASIA is venturing to opposite ends of the globe, introducing a cooperative in Kentucky as well as what is called the first privately operated leaf processor in Laos. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Filters: A Sometimes Overlooked High-Tech Cigarette Component

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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

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Cigarette making machinery is one of the big ticket items for tobacco manufacturers worldwide. And the level of sophistication required to produce such equipment means only the top, most well known companies in the industry are involved. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Suppliers Guide

While the global leaf tobacco trade is dominated by large multinationals, independent suppliers fill a gap through fast response times and the ability to fill specialized orders. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


From the Associate editor


Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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