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India is one of the leading tobacco producers and exporters in South Asia – and with a huge variety of tobaccos to boost. Tobacco Asia’s Thomas Schmid picks the brains of some of the key players. more

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If weather conditions are normal in 2018, then Indonesia should be able to produce up to 200,000 tons of tobacco. more

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Future Market Insights has released a report projecting that by the end of 2026, the organic tobacco market will be worth US$200 million. more

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Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. more

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The cash crop planted in Belagavi this year has reduced to 5,085 hectares, sown by around 5,100 farmers. more

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Polish Tobacco: Deserving of More Global Recognition

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Although one of Europe’s largest producers, Polish tobacco remains relatively obscure outside the continent – and despite its excellent quality. But EU, as well as Polish politics, might have something to do with that situation. more

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After a hard production year in 2016, American burley tobacco producers had good prospects through mid-season of 2017 for producing a crop that could restore inventories and allow growers to realize a profit. more

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The Tobacco Control Commission says that despite low production, the quality of tobacco leaf has improved this year. more

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China’s tobacco industry has managed to increase earnings from leaf production to encourage farmers to continue growing tobacco while taking steps to reduce the output over the past three years, in response to government efforts to cut inventories. more

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SEKE: Quality Leaf from Greece’s Largest Supplier

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With multinationals comprising its by far largest customer segment, SEKE S.A. is today Greece’s top tobacco merchant by total volume and value, making the cooperative a poster child for Greece’s economic recovery. more

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Hauni is offering an upgrade for its KT 2 tobacco cutter that encompasses all the functionalities of the new KT 3 and has already achieved outstanding results in practical applications. more

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Anti-smoking activists say a bill approved by the Thai cabinet to set up a new tobacco authority has loopholes that could ease cigarette restrictions, aiding transnational tobacco firms aiming to make products in Thailand. more

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One may adore, loathe, or just ignore buzz words like “industry 4.0”, “the internet of things”, or “smart computerization”, but one thing is for certain: the wheels are turning and the future is unstoppable. more

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Nicaragua’s tobacco industry is seeing a huge boost mainly thanks to US demand. The country’s reputation as a tobacco producer is growing, boasting a sector that is a big exporter and employer. more

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Figures given to Tobacco Asia from Nicos Gleoudis Kavex S.A., show that 2015 production dropped from 2014 levels in all the main oriental tobacco producing countries, as shown in the charts. more

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NDC Technologies’ new TM710e V on-line gauge and InfraLab at-line analyzer directly measure the total volatiles in tobacco at all key points in primary and GLT processes. more

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Hauni has refined and developed the cutting and grinding assembly for its popular KT 2 tobacco cutter – and the changes have yielded impressive results. The new KT 3 sets completely new standards. more

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Decouflé, a French subsidiary of Hauni, offers integrated solutions which are tailored precisely to the product that the customer wishes to manufacture. more

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Today’s machines are closely integrated with company IT security. As a result, additional security features are now essential to protect equipment against unauthorized access and cyber attacks. Hauni has responded with the new IT security package. more

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Following up our cover story in March/April, we can now report that Thailand Tobacco Monopoly, sitting on 640 rai of prime real estate in the center of sprawling Bangkok, Thailand, is moving; factory buildings are being torn down. more

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