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As Special As It Gets

Essentra Pte. Ltd.

As Special As It Gets

With consumers growing increasingly demanding, cigarettes equipped with specialty filters are becoming the norm rather than being a premium add-on. Tobacco Asia explores what’s currently trending.

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When Recon Marries HNB

Star Agritech International

For decades, reconstituted tobacco has been an indispensable commodity used in numerous products. Now HNB was added to that list of applications. Tobacco Asia talked to one of the main suppliers of recon. Read more

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Called pod mods, these light-weight, portable vaping devices are all the rage at the moment. Wholesalers want them, retailers desire them, end-users celebrate them. Tobacco Asia inquires what the circus is all about. Read more

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WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, blocked all public accounts that posted tobacco service information and policy guidance as well as corporate accounts of the tobacco industry. Read more

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InterTabac and InterSupply focus on the products, services, and machines for the production of tobacco goods and e-cigarettes, takes place September 20-22, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. Read more

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March and April were the beginning of the tobacco marketing season in Africa.  Growers flocked to the tobacco auction floors and contract markets with hopes of receiving high grades on the tobacco that they had spent the year caring for. Read more

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The situation with cigarette counterfeiting and selling as well as smuggling in China has gone through tremendous changes. Read more

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Proudly Independent

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc.

Global cigarette markets are increasingly dominated by “The Big Five”. But there still are numerous independent manufacturers around who hold out against the overwhelming competition. Read more

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In the 1980s, one company alone dominated the world’s 12th largest tobacco market. The protected South Korean tobacco industry held no serious competitors, and homegrown giant KT&G, or Korea Tobacco and Ginseng, had it pretty good. Read more

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