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Leaf & tobacco processing

Lower US contract volume again

28 Apr 2016. Professor Blake Brown, a tobacco expert at North Carolina State University, talks about the problems facing US growers and offers some advice on how to stay competitive in a world where declining consumption is just one of many problems.
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Leaf perspectives

28 Apr 2016. Antonio Abrunhosa, chief executive of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA), wonders whether history will hold true when the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's COP7 meeting takes place in India this November.
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Stricter controls for Indian FCV

28 Apr 2016. Authorised production of flue-cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco has been slashed by the Indian government in response to falling export revenues and the need to re-boost prices paid by international buyers to farmers at the Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Karnataka tobacco auctions.
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Primary machinery manufacturers hit by declining volumes

28 Apr 2016. Despite suggestions that the market for primary processing machinery is comatose, some manufacturers are still managing to find new ways to survive the slump.
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DIET expands its market

28 Apr 2016. DIET (Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco) was originally just a process to increase filling power for cigarettes. Now, it is increasingly being used for purposes such as cut-rag, MYO, RYO and as a filler for cigars. TJI spoke to Keld M. P. Laigaard, managing director of the US branch of Danish company, Airco DIET, about the latest developments in the sector.
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Hauni builds on KT 2 cutter

28 Apr 2016. Machine maker Hauni has sharpened its primary offering with the KT 3 tobacco cutter. The improved cutter features a range of new functions and scores highly with its easy-to-access design which the company says simplifies and speeds up cleaning and maintenance.
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New entrant in the primary

27 Apr 2016. A new entrant to the tobacco processing machinery segment market tells us that this market still holds promise. Akyurek Technology began making machines for primary processing in 2014, but the company is not exactly new to the machines business.
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