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Vintero to represent MTS

Vintero to represent MTS

| February 5, 2016

Vintero Corp. has been appointed as the exclusive global sales agency for Misra Toxicology Services, (MTS) of Cary, North Carolina, USA.

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Deakes to lead hologram association

Deakes to lead hologram association

| February 2, 2016

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has outlined its plans for continuing growth with the appointment of a new general secretary.

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Stuck on tobacco

Stuck on tobacco

| February 1, 2016

As the tobacco industry undergoes structural change, suppliers of adhesives face new challenges.

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Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

| February 1, 2016

Attempts to restrict shisha consumption of may push smokers to cigarettes.

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Fun in, harm out

Fun in, harm out

| February 1, 2016

Glo iFuse is the latest innovation in BAT’s expanding next-generation products portfolio.

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Losing oomph

Losing oomph

| February 1, 2016

The promise offered by emerging tobacco markets begins to fade.

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Digging deeper

Digging deeper

| February 1, 2016

Yunnan scientists believe tobacco roots are the key to higher leaf quality.

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Zimbabwe selling season to delay

Zimbabwe selling season to delay

| January 29, 2016

The opening of Zimbabwe’s 2016 tobacco selling season is likely to be delayed as most farmers are not ready for the market, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), reports The Herald.

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USTC opens marketing center

USTC opens marketing center

| January 29, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative will open a new marketing center in La Crosse, Virginia, USA, for the 2016 growing season. The facility will service a large number of the cooperative’s flue-cured tobacco growers in both Virginia and North Carolina.

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Korea seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

Korea seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

| January 27, 2016

Tobacco makers and importers may have to disclose all the ingredients in cigarettes as part of South Korea’s effort to control the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, reports The Korea Times. In a policy report to President Park Geun-hye, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it will seek to require tobacco importers and […]

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The Marbach Group expands

The Marbach Group expands

| January 27, 2016

The Marbach Group, a global leader in die-cutting technology, has invested more than €5 million ($5.44 million) over the past two years into a new building and production equipment for its rotary die cutting tools. After expanding and modernizing the machinery park in 2015, the project “New rotary production hall Heilbronn” is now completed. Strong […]

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The END in sight?

The END in sight?

| January 21, 2016

What the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations means for the electronic nicotine delivery systems.

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Scandinavian Tobacco plans public offering

Scandinavian Tobacco plans public offering

| January 18, 2016

Danish cigar and pipe tobacco manufacturer Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) is planning an initial public offering on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, with its owners intending to sell as much as 40 percent of existing shares on an equal basis, reports Bloomberg. STG is currently owned 49 percent by Swedish Match and 51 percent by the […]

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FDA can use menthol report, after all

FDA can use menthol report, after all

| January 18, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) right to use its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee’s (TPSAC) menthol report. The ruling overturns a lower court’s 2014 ruling prohibiting the FDA from using the report. The TPSAC report concluded that menthol cigarettes are no more […]

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Turkmenistan bans tobacco sales

Turkmenistan bans tobacco sales

| January 15, 2016

The government of Turkmenistan has banned the sale of all tobacco products, reports the BBC. Shops caught selling cigarettes are facing fines of up to tmt6,900 ($1,680), according to Chrono-TM, an independent website operating from Vienna. The State Service for Protecting the Security of a Healthy Society, which previously focused on combating drugs, has been […]

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Delfortgroup buys Mundet

Delfortgroup buys Mundet

| January 13, 2016

Delfortgroup has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Mundet group. Mundet has manufacturing sites in Virginia and Tennessee in the United States and in Toluca, Mexico. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016. With the acquisition of Mundet, Delfortgroup enhances […]

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AR Packaging partners with Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika

AR Packaging partners with Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika

| January 11, 2016

ÅR Packaging Group and Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika have agreed to cooperate in the manufacture, procurement, sale and marketing in Indonesia of packages made out of cardboard or other materials in combination with cardboard. ”We are pleased with this agreement and look forward to a successful collaboration with Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika,” says Peter Aichhorn, […]

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PMI and GPI discuss corporate split

PMI and GPI discuss corporate split

| January 6, 2016

Philip Morris International (PMI) is in talks with its Indian partner, Godfrey Philips India (GPI), for a possible splitting of GPI into two entities, with one focusing only on manufacturing and the other overseeing GPI brands, reports The Economic Times. Another option under consideration is a demerger of GPI into a real estate and a […]

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Feeling the chill

Feeling the chill

| January 1, 2016

The changing global cigarette market has left its mark on the classical oriental tobacco sector.

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BAT Korea appoints new CEO

BAT Korea appoints new CEO

| December 30, 2015

Erik Stoel has been appointed CEO of British American Tobacco Korea, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Guy Meldrum who has been transferred as head of BAT Australasia. “Over the past three years, in his role as marketing director of BAT Korea, Mr. Stoel has made a substantial contribution to the company by strengthening the company’s […]

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