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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

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Leaf

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

Sep 12, 2017 10:00 AM Leaf

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

May 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

May 19, 2017 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

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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

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

May 10, 2016 12:00 AM News

Fifteen million dollars worth of illegal tobacco has been seized from a farm in northern Victoria. A total of 22 hectares of tobacco plants were discovered growing on the property at Dingwall, near Kerang, late last month. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. is participating in the social responsibility in tobacco production program. The program ensures and recognizes that industry standards are being adhered to throughout the product cycle from seed to final delivery. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf


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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