Category: Technology

PMI patently trying

PMI patently trying

| March 8, 2017

The idea that Philip Morris International is serious about harm reduction and reduced-risk products is supported by its record in applying for and obtaining patents.

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Ready to bloom

Ready to bloom

| March 1, 2017

Stricter rules for tobacco mean new opportunities for tow and special filters.

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End-game within reach

End-game within reach

| February 28, 2017

It is possible to end cigarette use by adults within a generation, according to a report that examined the views of 120 ‘key tobacco control leaders’ across the US.

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Hot-melt filter upgrade

Hot-melt filter upgrade

| February 28, 2017

An upgrade to a hot-melt-tank filter is said to eliminate contamination, blockages and, therefore, downtime.

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Linx ready for Interpack

Linx ready for Interpack

| February 10, 2017

Linx Printing Technologies will display its coding and marking systems when it exhibits at this year’s Interpack processing and packaging trade fair.

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Apple files vaporizer patent

Apple files vaporizer patent

| February 2, 2017

Technology giant Apple has filed a patent application for a vaporizer.

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Magic bullet?

Magic bullet?

| February 1, 2017

Will iQOS end combustibles?

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Improving age verification

Improving age verification

| January 26, 2017

The UK-based on-line vaping-products retailer, Shoreditch, has worked with Experian to develop a more effective and efficient age-verification system.

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Simple, effective technology

Simple, effective technology

| January 19, 2017

A new system from C. B. Kaymich has been designed to prevent the separation of particles suspended in liquids being used in tobacco manufacturing.

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E-cigs charge battery sales

E-cigs charge battery sales

| January 5, 2017

Sales of e-cigarettes have contributed significantly to the growth of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, according to the research firm Packaged Facts.

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FDA battery safety workshop

FDA battery safety workshop

| January 4, 2017

Failures among electronic cigarette batteries are relatively rare, but they attract huge headlines and it is as well that the US Food and Drug Administration is to look into these matters.

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Fit to burst

Fit to burst

| January 1, 2017

Increasingly popular, crushable filters may very well breach the confines of their niche status.

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Mission: possible

Mission: possible

| December 1, 2016

Emkon provides a peek into tomorrow’s factory.

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One step ahead

One step ahead

| December 1, 2016

Celebrating 25 years in business, ITM Poland demonstrates it is ready for the future—in whatever form that may arrive.

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Measuring the future

Measuring the future

| October 30, 2016

New rules and technologies demand more data.

Find out how instrumentation suppliers are responding to changing requirements.

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A handy tool

A handy tool

| October 1, 2016

Reconstituted tobacco can help companies design blends for novel nicotine products

What’s the future for this versatile ingredient?

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Rethinking rebuilts

Rethinking rebuilts

| July 1, 2016

Equipment rebuilders are adapting to changing market conditions.

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Blending nature and technology

Blending nature and technology

| July 1, 2016

With Ploom Tech, Japan Tobacco ups the ante in heated-tobacco products.

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Bending over backward

Bending over backward

| May 1, 2016

For machinery suppliers, flexibility is key,

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Slim fit

Slim fit

| March 1, 2016

New tracking-and-tracing solutions help smaller tobacco companies comply with TPD2.

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