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UNITAB’s new chief

30 Dec 2016. Tsvetan Filev, president of the UNITAB association of European tobacco farmers since October, also heads Bulgaria’s NTGA-2010 growers group. He is a burley farmer who has led protests to improve conditions for his country’s growers.
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Special

Sizing up 2017

30 Dec 2016. It has not been a good year for international organisations, including the one that proposes tobacco control measures for the rest of the world to implement. The following Special section looks at some of those developments, and what they mean for the coming year.
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Back to Pangaea

30 Dec 2016. Some very big tobacco companies in the US split apart a decade or more ago like the continents once did from the land mass geologists dubbed Pangaea. Now tobacco’s tectonic plates seem ready to reconnect in a development that could be called ‘back to Pangaea.’
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Indecision in India

30 Dec 2016. Concrete decisions were few at the semi-annual plenary of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Against a backdrop of criticism from harm-reduction advocates and protests by Indian tobacco farmers, the COP confined itself to lamenting tobacco industry interference.
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Prepare for plain packs

30 Dec 2016. 2017 will be a hard year for tobacco packaging with up to six nations set to join Australia in stripping branding and colours from tobacco products. Tobacco companies are likely to challenge governments in legal proceedings and the WHO is making preparations of its own.
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Global compass

Coming to terms with Brexit

30 Dec 2016. As long as the UK government’s authority to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary consent is in doubt, Britons will probably remain in the dark about the actual terms of exit. Yet even without the specifics, Brexit has already had a huge impact on the tobacco industry. We asked our UK readers how the referendum result has affected them and what they hope Brexit will look like.
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Tougher controls in Eastern Europe

30 Dec 2016. The European Union (EU) and its member states have been keen adopters of rules restricting how tobacco companies make, market and sell their wares but to what extent have its neighbours to the east and southeast followed suit?
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A look on the bright side

30 Dec 2016. For decades, businesses in the tobacco industry have been operating with the certain knowledge that the road ahead leads over a precipice of terminal decline. This has been part of the tobacco industry’s mindset for many years – until now . . .
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Smoke on the border

30 Dec 2016. Native Americans on either side of the US-Canadian border are granted a degree of autonomy to conduct their affairs. When it comes to the tobacco trade, relations between government regulatory bodies and the tribes have been an uneasy. The next run-in appears programmed.
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Leaf & tobacco processing

Brazil bounces back

30 Dec 2016. Brazil gave the tobacco industry a fright in 2016 when flue-cured Virginia (FCV) production came in below 500 million kg for the first time in 15 years. Looking ahead to the coming growing season, Brazil’s FCV production for 2017 looks set to regain virtually all the ground lost a year earlier.
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Indian farmers shut out

30 Dec 2016. The recent FCTC plenary session will not be remembered for dramatic decisions or advances in tobacco control. Instead, COP7 will go down as the year in which the FCTC and the Indian government refused to acknowledge the voice of India’s tobacco farming community.
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Rough ride for US leaf

30 Dec 2016. The 2016 US growing season was like a roller coaster out of control, with heavy rains, dry periods, tropical storms and hurricanes all having their impact. Rocky Womack spoke with growers and leaf experts across tobacco growing states to get this firsthand account.
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Leaf perspectives

30 Dec 2016. António Abrunhosa, chief executive of the International Tobacco Growers Association, arrives back from the recent COP in India and wonders, what was actually achieved?
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New barn tech for China

30 Dec 2016. A new flue-curing barn is being developed in China. New barn technology being developed by Yunnan Academy of Tobacco Agricultural Sciences (YATAS), based in Kunming, sees a future in flue-curing where temperature and humidity are based on “digital curing curves”.
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Manufacturing & technology

A new lease of life for spares

30 Dec 2016. Several factors are currently characterising the market for tobacco industry spare and wear parts. These include the requirement for old equipment to last longer, for high-quality spares and, in turn, for shorter lead times on the delivery of these parts as customers reduce their own stocks. But how do the major players in the spare parts industry see the current state of the sector?
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Downtime for rebuilders

30 Dec 2016. Rebuilding machinery doesn’t seem to have been on the “active agenda” in the recent past for clients says one German rebuilder, a sentiment echoed elsewhere in the sector. Moving refurbishing to countries with low labour costs can maximise the return from the business at hand.
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Open house at Hauni

30 Dec 2016. Machine maker, Hauni, celebrated its 70th birthday with an in-house exhibition from 8 - 10 November. With visitors and customers attending from around the world, Hauni presented 54 “innovations” at its campus headquarters located in Hamburg, Germany.
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Mixing it up

30 Dec 2016. Kaymich specialises in adhesive application and fluid control systems and, as a leader in supplying these systems to the industry, is a creator of a number of legacy products. TJI caught up with Kaymich at WT Hamburg to see what role spare parts and rebuilds are playing at the company.
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Time for a smarter industry?

30 Dec 2016. Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, the Internet of Things. If the buzzwords that reverberated through the hall at WT Europe in November are anything to go by, a revolution in tobacco manufacturing has begun. Digitalisation is coming and some say it will change everything…
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Packaging & design

Box bag from Schur

15 Dec 2016. Schur has developed a flexible plastic bag with four sides and a much more stable base to ‧complement its Star Systems product pallet of pre-made bags that are fed on a line into one of the company’s packaging machines.
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Tax stamp body voices concern

15 Dec 2016. The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) released a press release in November highlighting concerns about options presented in the Inception Impact Assessment feasibility study on new security and tracking legislation required under Articles 15 and 16 of EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2).
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Health & scientific affairs

Putting a lid on toxicants

15 Dec 2016. One of the highlights of the recent CORESTA congress in Berlin was the workshop on toxicant ceilings. So what are toxicant ceilings and why are they important? What concerns do they raise and will manufacturers and regulators be on the same page? Dr John Lauterbach reports.
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Events

Silver for BMJ

15 Dec 2016. On 4 November, Indonesian cigarette paper manufacturer BMJ celebrated its 25th company anniversary with an elaborate party and dinner in Karawang on the island of Java. The theme of the event was “Silver 2 Gold”, with BMJ ‧having loaded its first ever paper reel back in 1991.
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ITM Poland marks 25 years

15 Dec 2016. In 1991, just after the Iron Curtain fell, Arend Van der Sluis Sr from ITM Group travelled to Poland to meet with Andrzej Stanikowski. They soon founded the new subsidiary, ITM Poland. Not because of cheap labour, but because they both saw potential in developing new solutions.
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A look at WT Europe 2016

15 Dec 2016. Hamburg is home to major players both in the domestic and international tobacco markets. They include the country’s number two cigarette maker Reemstma, a unit of Imperial Brands, and the tobacco machinery maker Hauni, which is marking 70 years in business this year.
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Next generation products

Big Tobacco: the next generation

15 Dec 2016. If the proposed merger goes ahead, BAT/Reynolds will become the world’s largest Next ‧Generation Products (NGP) business by net turnover. With this in mind, we take a look at the two companies’ existing NGP offerings, and their success so far.
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More uses for PAX sticks

15 Dec 2016. PAX Labs has been at the forefront of innovative vaping products since its inception in 2007. The JUUL stick-with-a-kick launched in 2015 has become the number two selling independent e-cigarette in the US. PAX is back with more.
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How can FDA predict the future?

15 Dec 2016. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) task to regulate tobacco products to protect the US population is nothing new. This includes using data to evaluate the future impact of a product on the public. What tools should scientists use to help FDA make a fair judgment?
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