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Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more

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Japan Tobacco’s expansion in the Philippines is seen as important for its growth in Asia Pacific, considering the tough operating environment faced elsewhere. more

Features

The Moisture Hunters

Courtesy of Brabender GmbH & Co. KG

Rigorous moisture testing is a crucially important step deployed at various stages throughout the manufacturing process to ensure high product quality. Tobacco Asia looks at some of the latest moisture metering models available – both for offline and more

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The Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines on smokers. more

News

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced the nationwide launch of 15 limited edition packages from Mevius in late March 2018. more

Products

Hundreds of tobacco farmers are accusing Mastermind Tobacco Co., Ltd., of failing to pay their arrears since 2014 while now buying cheap tobacco from Tanzania. more

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Eastman Chemical Co. has figured out how to tweak the chemical process they use to transform wood pulp into acetate tow and turn it into textiles instead. more

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It is now illegal to buy, use, and possess “emerging and imitation tobacco products” such as smokeless tobacco products, chewing tobacco, and shisha in Singapore. more

Products

Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s subsidiary established in Hong Kong and four subsidiaries of China National Tobacco Corporation jointly invested to set up China Tobacco Schweitzer (Yunnan) Reconstituted Tobacco Co., Ltd. more

Features

A projected 44 million kilograms of tobacco from farmers who benefited from the US$28 million credit facility from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is expected to go a long way in shielding the auction system. more

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Regulators now have heated tobacco products in their crosshairs, preparing to expand the scope of their rules against passive smoking. more

Products

Foreign currency incentives have played a large role in drawing more than 116,000 farmers to register for the 2017/18 marketing season. more

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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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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. more

Products

A Florida appellate court upheld the dismissal of more than 70 lawsuits against tobacco companies and refused to allow attorneys to amend the complaints because the clients had died before the cases were filed. more

News

Schur now offers a fully automatic weighing/closing system for packing shisha tobacco into bags. more

Manufacturing

Since February 5, 2018, Ploom Tech starter kit and tobacco capsules have expanded their sales area to Sapporo, Sendai, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Hiroshima. more

Products

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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DIET and Recon to the Fore!

Courtesy of AircoDIET A/S

Dry ice-expanded tobacco (DIET) and reconstituted tobacco have become indispensable components in a wide range of products, from cigarettes to MYO tobacco and even cigars and cigarillos. Tobacco Asia talks to two of the most important suppliers. more

Features

Phillip Morris International has reported a 2.8% drop in its total market shipment volumes, which includes the company’s international duty-free business, in Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. more

News

In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. more

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