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API increases production capacity for Transmet laminate

API increases production capacity for Transmet laminate

| November 3, 2015

API Laminates, a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, laminates and holographics, has significantly increased production capacity for its Transmet laminate, following the recent upgrade and commissioning of its new Transmet module on the Laminator 4 production line at its Poynton manufacturing site. Transmet is API’s film-free laminate option for paperboard that provides an all-over, […]

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Imperial’s tobacco-product volumes down

Imperial’s tobacco-product volumes down

| November 3, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s volume shipments of cigarettes and other tobacco products calculated as ‘stick equivalents’ during the 12 months to the end of September, at 285.1 billion, were down by 3.1 percent on those of the 12 months to the end of September 2014, 294.4 billion. In announcing its preliminary results for the year to the […]

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Study finds no profit in growing tobacco in Indonesia

Study finds no profit in growing tobacco in Indonesia

| November 2, 2015

A survey conducted by the Muhammadiyah Tobacco Control Center (MTCC) suggests that growing tobacco in Indonesia is no longer profitable, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The MTCC surveyed during June and July 391 tobacco farmers and 191 former tobacco farmers in the three main tobacco producing areas of Central Java, East Java […]

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No trace of EU tobacco tracking system as yet

No trace of EU tobacco tracking system as yet

| November 2, 2015

The EU Commission has said that it would be premature at this stage to indicate what system would be used meet tobacco track and trace requirements of the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The Commission was responding to two questions by Mairead McGuinness, an Irish member of the European Parliament. In a preamble to her […]

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Passing the baton

Passing the baton

| November 1, 2015

–A note from GTNF advisory board chairman David O’Reilly As I step down as chairman of the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) advisory board, I would like to say that it has been a very real privilege to have had the opportunity to act as chairman for this fantastic forum over the past two […]

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PM USA’s cigarette shipments increased

PM USA’s cigarette shipments increased

| October 30, 2015

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter to the end of September, at 33.182 billion, was 0.1 percent higher than it was during the third quarter of 2014, 33.165 billion. Marlboro volume was down by 0.7 percent to 28.392 billion; while the volume of the company’s other premium brands was down […]

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