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Manufacturing & technology

Keeping the industry running

21 Dec 2017. Spares and rebuilds have been a key part of production since the first cigarette machine began churning out sticks in the 1840s. Indeed, one of the biggest machine makers in business today started out as a rebuilder. TJI spoke with 4 suppliers for the latest snapshot of the sector …
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New HQ for MoistTech

13 Dec 2017. US-based expert in moisture measurement, MoistTech Corp, announced in September the company has made a move within Florida. A new 8,000 square foot facility awaits the company which has doubled its space, and revenue, in the last three years.
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Cerulean launches novel vaping machine

13 Dec 2017. ‘Chimera’, Cerulean’s new vaping machine for testing NGPs, has been specially designed not only for traditional 44mm pad capture experiments but also for the comprehensive study of the effects of aerosol vapours on primary cultures and cell lines, the company told TJI.
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HEETS facility for Romania

13 Dec 2017. Philip Morris International (PMI) has unveiled plans to invest about EUR 490 million (USD 575 million) in transforming a cigarette plant in Romania into a production facility for HEETS, the heated tobacco units used for its IQOS device.
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TMQS customises spares

13 Dec 2017. TMQS set up shop in Büchen, Germany in 2001 selling parts for Hauni machines. 16 years later, the company provides insight into the evolution that some spare parts suppliers have undergone during this time – customised parts, alternative solutions. In short, you could say the company has become more than a sum of its parts.
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Spares supplier moves with the times

13 Dec 2017. Spare parts are in the spotlight as machinery makers retool their portfolios. TJI spoke with Norbert Schulz-Nemak, TMQS Sales Manager, about the status of spare parts today and the strategies behind the tobacco supply chain.
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