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As Special As It Gets

Essentra Pte. Ltd.

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. Read more

Features

After Tobacco Asia broke news about the brand new, fully biodegradable filter material Genia, invented and patented by German company McAirlaids GmbH in a featured story last year (vol. 22 no. 2), it created quite some buzz among our readership. Read more

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Cigarette filter manufacturing continues to change to meet consumer tastes, technology, and regulation, leading to the introduction of filters in different sizes, materials, tobacco concentration, and flavors. Read more

Features

A recent analysis found the market for cigarettes with flavor capsules in the filter had 'grown exponentially since being introduced in 2007.' Read more

Products

Something to Spare

Courtesy of HSI Tobacco Service & Spare-Parts GmbH

Whether new or obsolete tobacco machinery, they are all subject to considerable wear and tear. Spare part suppliers thus provide a crucial – indeed indispensable - service to keep lines running and prevent expensive production downtimes. Read more

Features

Chasing the CAT Out: Alternative Cigarette Filter Materials

Courtesy of McAirlaids Vliesstoffe GmbH

Cellulose acetate tow (CAT) has been around for decades despite its notoriously bad biodegradability properties. But environmentally friendly filter materials are forcefully pushing onto the scene and just might give CAT a run for its money. Read more

Features

Researchers have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to review and potentially prohibit filtered cigarettes, after recently published results of a review saying they may lead to a specific type of lung cancer. Read more

News

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Solvay Acetow GmbH

Attendees participated in a series of presentations and discussions about the cigarette filter markets and innovation. Read more

Manufacturing

Chinese tobacco manufacturers have attached greater and greater importance to innovating filter tips to attract smokers. Read more

Features

As a flexible, modular rod sensor system, the new EYEPORT has a clear focus on product quality and enhances production flexibility in all cigarette and filter makers. Read more

Manufacturing

Solvay is introducing their new production line for Rhodia FilterSorb. The last function tests have been successfully performed and the new production line can now produce up to 400 tons of Rhodia FilterSorb each year. Read more

Manufacturing


From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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