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Iggesund announces upgraded paperboard, services

Iggesund announces upgraded paperboard, services

| January 15, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard has announced that it is going to upgrade its flagship product, Invercote. From July, the bestselling paperboard in the Invercote range, Invercote G, will feature a lightly coated reverse side. “More and more brand owners want to have access to high-quality reverse side printing, for example in order to print a colour shade […]

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Revoking tobacconist license broke ownership rules

Revoking tobacconist license broke ownership rules

| January 14, 2015

Hungary violated rules protecting private ownership when it stripped a tobacconist of his license in 2013, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. According to an All Hungary Media Group story; the court’s ruling does not require that the offending legislation is amended, but it will require the Hungarian state to pay the equivalent […]

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JT adds more Options to menthol cigarette offering

JT adds more Options to menthol cigarette offering

| January 14, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. says that it will launch across Japan from the middle of February three new products within its Mevius Premium Menthol Option range of cigarettes that features the company’s new aroma-changing filter capsule. The products are: Mevius Premium Menthol Option Yellow 8 (delivery 8 mg of tar and 0.7mg of nicotine), Mevius Premium […]

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Jobs go at Philip Morris Fortune as market share dips

Jobs go at Philip Morris Fortune as market share dips

| January 14, 2015

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco, the Philippines’ biggest cigarette manufacturer is cutting 640 employees from its Marikina plant; or about 30 percent of the plant’s workforce, according to a number of reports. “This was a very difficult decision to make but in order to maintain a viable operation and to safeguard the future of our business […]

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Bright Packaging to supply Izhora with aluminium foil

Bright Packaging to supply Izhora with aluminium foil

| January 14, 2015

Malaysia-based Bright Packaging Industry Bhd has entered into an agreement to supply aluminium foil worth US$15 million to ZAO Philip Morris Izhora, a Russia-based affiliate of Philip Morris International, according to a story in the Sun Daily, Malaysia. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, Bright Packaging said the agreement would remain in force until December […]

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Call for industry unity in face of flue-cured ‘glut’

Call for industry unity in face of flue-cured ‘glut’

| January 13, 2015

Concerned about a possible fall in demand for leaf tobacco on international markets, the Tobacco Board of India has called on flue-cured growers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to stick to the authorized production targets for 2014-2015, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The board has fixed […]

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