tobacco machinery

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Manual needle rolling of tipping paper perforations is pretty much out-of-date.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


Tobacco Asia had the chance to catch up with Stefano Cavallari, general manager of GIMA TT. Here he shares his perspective on the industry and future possibilities. Read more


The Jordanian government has limited the importation of cigarettes and “mu‘assel” production machinery and their “non-retail” production inputs to only established and licensed factories. Read more


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


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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