Archive for September, 2012

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Iggesund Mill’s new recovery boiler allows total biofuel operation

Iggesund Mill’s new recovery boiler allows total biofuel operation

| September 26, 2012

Iggesund Paperboard has officially inaugurated its new recovery boiler at Iggesund Mill, Sweden, in a ceremony conducted by Lars G. Sundblad, who was managing director of the company at the end of the 1950s when the decision was made to begin manufacturing paperboard. The new recovery boiler makes it possible for Iggesund to increase production […]

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Smoking ban unlikely to be lifted despite hospitality-sector losses

Smoking ban unlikely to be lifted despite hospitality-sector losses

| September 26, 2012

The Bulgarian restaurant sector is registering record losses because of the country’s tobacco smoking ban, according to a Novinite story quoting the deputy chair of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Atanas Dimitrov. Speaking to bTV on Tuesday, Dimitrov said that turnover in the sector had slumped by 50 per cent since the introduction of […]

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GTNF helps Tanzanian children attend school

GTNF helps Tanzanian children attend school

| September 25, 2012

Students in Tanzania’s Tabora region have benefited from money raised at the recent Global Tobacco Networking Forum in Antwerp, Belgium. During the GTNF gala dinner, in June, the organizers auctioned off various items and donated the proceeds—almost $3,000—to the Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT). The ECLT has added the funds to its […]

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Tannpapier celebrates 50th anniversary

Tannpapier celebrates 50th anniversary

| September 25, 2012

Tipping paper manufacturer Tannpapier celebrated its 50th anniversary with more than 350 guests from 30-plus countries. The Austrian family-owned business also passed into the hands of the fifth generation during the event. The celebration kicked off on Sept. 21. Among the invitees were customers, business partners and representatives from politics and industry. Prominent guests included […]

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Bulgartabac poised to acquire tobacco factory at Banja Luka

Bulgartabac poised to acquire tobacco factory at Banja Luka

| September 25, 2012

The Prime Minister of Republika Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Alexander Dzombic, has said that his government would do everything possible to prevent job losses at the Fabrika Duvana Banja Luka tobacco factory should it be sold to Bulgartabac Holding, according to a Srpska Republika News Agency story relayed by the TMA. He reportedly said also that he […]

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Fukushima farmers await results of leaf tobacco radiation tests

Fukushima farmers await results of leaf tobacco radiation tests

| September 25, 2012

Farmers inFukushimaprefecture have harvested leaf tobacco for the first time since cultivation was stopped due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun story. This year, leaf tobacco farmers, enthusiastic about reviving tobacco growing, were said to have taken measures to reduce radioactive contamination. They are currently […]

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