Category: Technology

Rolling with the punches

Rolling with the punches

| May 1, 2017

Machinery makers are meeting the challenges of an industry in transition.

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Activating the cloud

Activating the cloud

| April 21, 2017

NDC has launched its service “cloud,” myNDC, which will simplify the customer’s interaction with the company.

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Gauging the future

Gauging the future

| April 1, 2017

NDC Technologies is energized by the challenge of new tobacco products.

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Papastratos HeatSticks

Papastratos HeatSticks

| March 23, 2017

PMI will invest €300 million to convert its Papastratos cigarette factory into a manufacturing facility for the tobacco sticks to be used with its IQOS tobacco-heating product.

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First speakers announced

First speakers announced

| March 20, 2017

The names of the first speakers to have confirmed their participation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2017 have been made available by the organizers.

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Heated or burnt?

Heated or burnt?

| March 10, 2017

Whether or not British American Tobacco’s approach to measuring if tobacco is heated or burnt in new nicotine devices is generally accepted, it is certainly an important step forward.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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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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