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The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) in Pakistan recently organized a session on “track and trace systems of tobacco products”. Read more

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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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Laser Perforation, the Filter Ventilation Solution of Choice

Courtesy of Micro Laser Technology GmbH

Manual needle rolling of tipping paper perforations is pretty much out-of-date. Laser perforation is the modern cigarette manufacturer’s preferred solution. Tobacco Asia talks to one of the leading equipment providers. Read more

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Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue raided and sealed an illegal cigarette manufacturing factory in Buner allegedly run by the family of the vice chairman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment. Read more

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Cigarette manufacturer King Mountain Tobacco asks the US Supreme Court review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering the company to pay about US$58 million in unpaid federal excise taxes. Read more

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The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue started the year by destroying various illegally operated cigarette-making equipment and fake cigarettes in mid-January to show the government’s commitment to fight tobacco smuggling and counterfeiting. Read more

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Conquering Counterfeiting with Security Printing

Florian Grunt

Counterfeited cigarettes have become an increasingly serious problem in many markets and cigarette manufacturers can protect their brands through various security printing solutions. Tobacco Asia looks at some remarkable options. Read more

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The United Arab Emirates is host to quite a few cigarette manufacturers that are becoming increasingly active global players. But one of them, BMJ Industries, has chosen a particularly challenging turf shunned by many others: the Near East. Read more

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The UAE is home to a surprisingly large number of both international and local cigarette companies. But what makes the country such an enticing base? A couple of major operators share their thoughts with Tobacco Asia. Read more

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Intercontinental Tobacco Company, part of the Indian conglomerate BBM Group, expands operations. Read more

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The rapid development of fine cigarettes in China in recent years has brought higher requirements to domestic cigarette manufacturers in device segmentation. Read more

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Papastratos, a Philip Morris International subsidiary, no longer manufactures cigarettes but instead makes tobacco sticks. Read more

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Defect Detection in Cigarette Manufacturing

Courtesy of Moisttech Vision

Cigarette making machinery - or its human operators – can be fickle. During any production run, a number of sticks will invariably sustain defects. But detection technology helps to identify and eject faulty product before it can reach the market. Read more

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Cambodian authorities raided and shut down a cigarette manufacturing company in Tbong Khmum province after discovering it had not complied with a sub-decree requiring warning labels to be included on tobacco products. Read more

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The Philippines government has dropped a tax evasion case against Mighty Corp, the country’s #2 cigarette manufacturer after it was sold to Japan Tobacco to raise funds for a record PHP30 billion (US$586 million) settlement. Read more

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Hauni’s PROTOS-M4 for the 10,000 CPM Segment

Christian Geisler

The PROTOS-M4 from Hauni is the latest product in the successful M-generation range – the first twin-rod machine for the segment up to 10,000 cigarettes per minute. Read more

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With its new standardized entry-level Primary, Hauni has finally given smaller and medium-sized cigarette manufacturers the power to take control of their own tobacco preparation and processing. Read more

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New Kretek Maker

Christian Geisler

Hauni’s PROTOS-M4K kretek maker is the result of a close development partnership with its customers. Read more

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Hauni’s KDF 6MF LEAD multifilter maker, unveiled at Hauni’s in-house exhibition in November 2016, has been receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from international audiences. Read more

Manufacturing

Lumina Cigarette Tipping: A Stylish New Safety Feature

Image courtesy of Tannpapier GmbH, a subsidiary of Trierenberg Holdings

Cigarette manufacturers are always looking for effective ways to protect their products against counterfeiting. Innovative Austrian company TANNPAPIER’s ingenious “Lumina Tipping” technology not only achieves that. Read more

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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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