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ITM | new Ceres tax stamper

25 Aug 2015. Dutch machine maker ITM has developed a tax stamper module it says will help cigarette makers adjust to new EU tobacco regulations that require relocating the tax stamp on packaging.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Seven Stars launches

18 Aug 2015. Japan Tobacco in September plans a nationwide launch for two additions to the menthol side of its Seven Stars line, the company said.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Winston line reworked

18 Aug 2015. Japan Tobacco has reworked its Winston line of domestic cigarettes by introducing a special paper to extend the smoking moment, modifying some brand names and redesigning packaging for´15 variants.
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ITM | E-cig platform launch

15 Oct 2014. ITM Group's TDC unit, which makes machinery for other tobacco products (OTP), has launched what the company calls the world's first fully integrated e-cigarette automation solution.
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TOMRA | Languages added to website

01 Sep 2014. Tomra Sorting, the Belgian-based leader in sensor-based sorting solutions, added a German language version of its website as part of a drive to expand available languages.
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ESSENTRA FILTER | Dual Sensation

14 Aug 2014. Essentra Filter Products has launched Dual Sensation, described as a filter solution that enables a capsule segment to be combined with a multi-segment filter.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Changes for Peace and Hope Brands

16 Jan 2014. Japan Tobacco (JT) announced the redesign of two Peace brand cigarettes and all variations of its Hope line.
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HAUNI | Monitoring system for capsule filters

09 Jan 2014. Sodiscan-MWS is a high-quality monitoring system developed by the Sodim subsidiary of Hauni Maschinenbau to ensure the quality of capsule filters. The measuring instrument is used to check whether the flavour capsules are correctly positioned, absent, cracked or empty
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ITM | Online parts ordering via cell-phone

19 Nov 2013. ITM Group has created a website for an improved parts-ordering system that can be accessed from a variety of devices including cellular phones and tablet computers.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Mevius 'spread filter'

02 Sep 2013. Japan Tobacco will introduce menthol dispersion filters known as 'spread filters' in three versions of its Mevius Premium Menthol brand in Japan from early October, the company said.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Inazma Menthol relaunch

26 Aug 2013. Japan Tobacco announced that “Hi-Lite Inazma Menthol 8 Box” and “Hi-Lite Inazma Menthol One Box” will be relaunched in early December as “Winston XS Inazma Menthol 8 Box” and “Winston XS Inazma Menthol One Box”, with the same flavour and aroma.
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ESSENTRA | Filtrona BiTech filter

24 Jun 2013. Filtrona Filters, which recently announced  name change to Essentra Filter Products, has launched a new addition to its Advantage Range; the BiTech filter. The new filter maximises the benefits of both paper and cellulose acetate through its unique construction, and enables cigarette manufacturers to combine the high filtration efficiency and cost effectiveness of paper with the familiar taste of cellulose acetate.
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IGGESUND | Incada upgrade

24 Jun 2013. Iggesund Paperboard from this autumn will market an upgraded versions of Incada in what the company promises will be a whiter and lighter board with a improved properties affecting printability.
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SOLVAY ACETOW | Rhodia FilterSorb additive

24 Jun 2013. Rhodia FilterSorb is an innovative filtration additive from Solvay Acetow. This silica-based granule in a cellulose acetate matrix, adds a second filtration step to a standard filter to provide optimised filtration – without loss of flavour
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Zerostyle Mint relaunched

24 Jun 2013. Japan Tobacco will relaunch its Zerostyle Mint smokeless tobacco product with improved flavor and aroma. With a redesigned package, the product is being rolled out across Japan under the name Zerostyle Blue Mint.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | 'Zerostyle' snus

24 Jun 2013. Japan Tobacco announced the addition of two new products, Zerostyle Snus Regular and Zerostyle Snus Mint, to its Zerostyle smokeless tobacco line. The additions initially will be marketed at selected retail stores in Osaka City from early August, 2013
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Mevius crush-capsule menthols

22 Apr 2013. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) is adding crush-capsules to its 100 per cent natural menthol Mevius Premium Menthol series to be known as Mevius Premium Menthol Option cigarettes.
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SOLVAY | Rhodia Acetow renamed Solvay Acetow

03 Apr 2013. Rhodia Acetow GmbH was renamed Solvay Acetow GmbH as of 2 April, 2013, following Solvay’s acquisition of Rhodia in September, 2011, the company announced.
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BRABENDER | Improved ‘Z version’ moisture tester

25 Feb 2013. Brabender is offering a Z version of its MT-C moisture tester that makes possible grain-related applications requiring mandatory calibration. The Z version ensures measurements of the highest quality and, for example, can determine humidity level accurate to 0.1 per cent.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Mevius Premium Menthol 8

20 Feb 2013. Japan Tobacco announced a new product to its 100 per cent natural menthol Mevius premium menthol series: Mevius Premium Menthol 8. This product is the first 8mg tar menthol product from Mevius, which will be rolled out across Japan from mid-March, 2013.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Two Camel curve-pack rollouts

17 Dec 2012. Japan Tobacco will roll out two curved-pack Camel products at select locations in its domestic market early in 2013.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Mild Seven menthols rebrand to Mevius

04 Dec 2012. Japan Tobacco (JT) has merged two of its Mild Seven menthol series, the Aqua and the Impact Series, into ''Mevius Premium Menthol,'' which uses 100 per cent natural menthol and will be rolled-out across Japan from early February.
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FILTRONA | Corinthian filter added to Icon range

05 Nov 2012. Filtrona Filters has launched a new addition to its Icon range of premium filters, the Corinthian filter. Named after a type of column used in Greek architecture, which it resembles both in form and style, the Corinthian filter uses acetate shaping technology to offer high visual impact for brand differentiation combined with robustly constructed flutes which are resistant to crushing during production and use.
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ITM | Improved filter logistics

29 Oct 2012. Novel use of compartment trays in the ITM Gemini distribution system create a fully automated storage and distribution system for filter rods, the Netherlands-based company said in a press release on 22 Oct, 2012.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Zerostyle brand expanded

17 Sep 2012. Japan Tobacco in early October will expand its Zerostyle smokeless tobacco line by adding three flavours and accompanying pipes.
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ITM | Introduces Delphini tobacco reclaimer

30 Aug 2012. International Tobacco Machinery (ITM) Group has developed a versatile, portable online tobacco reclaimer with a 95 per cent recovery rate for king-size cigarettes. The reclaimer can be used on cigarettes with standard and special filters, including capsule filters.
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AIRCO DIET | DTI starts up 300 kg p/h DIET plant

31 Jul 2012. Dhaka Tobacco Industries (DTI) has begun operating an Airco DIET (Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco) plant with a capacity of 300 kilogrammes per hour, which the two companies in a statement said is the first facility of this size.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Launch of menthol ‘snap box’

26 Jul 2012. Japan Tobacco will launch a new 7 mg menthol cigarette with an easy-open pack beginning in September, the company said on 25 July.
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FILTRONA | Push-on filter for kreteks

05 Jul 2012. Filtrona Filter Products has introduced a low-cost filter for kreteks that the company says is the first push-on filter available in the growing Indonesian market.
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EAGLE | New case erector

02 Jul 2012. Eagle Packaging Machinery introduced the Boxxer T-18 automatic case erector and bottom tape sealer, which the US company says is the most affordable and compact erector on the market today.
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JANOSCHKA | On-site embossing in Malaysia

02 Jul 2012. Janoschka is adding embossing services to its APE Malaysia facility, based on a Digilas direct laser from Schepers, the company announced. The investment mainly is focused on the tobacco market.
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FILTRONA | RYO line expanded

27 Jun 2012. Filtrona Filter Products is marketing a super-slim filter and new packaging concept to boost its product offering in the roll-your-own (RYO) sector.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Caster line redesigned

25 Jun 2012. Japan Tobacco has redesigned the packaging on six of its Caster products to “better convey the sense of refinement,” while retaining flavour and taste, the company announced on 25 June.
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FILTRONA | Method for measuring hydrogen cyanide

16 May 2012. Filtrona Scientific Services has identified a new method for measuring Hydrogen Cyanide in cigarette smoke using ion chromatography and pulsed amperometric detection.
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CERULEAN | New rotary smoking machine

23 Apr 2012. Cerulean launched the CR20i, a 20 channel rotary smoking machine designed with a harmonised air-flow pattern which replicates the linear SM450 pattern rather than traditional rotary machines.
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FILTRONA | Autograph filter launched

27 Mar 2012. Filtrona Filter Products has launched the Autograph filter, a filter with a coloured cellulose acetate extruded thread which can be shaped in a variety of ways and detailed designs.
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IMPERIAL TOBACCO | Snus lab opens

21 Mar 2012. Imperial Tobacco opened a new lab at its Swedish snus factory that will reduce time needed to test and approve products, the company announced on 20 March.
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RECONNAISSANCE INTERNATIONAL | Market report

12 Mar 2012. The newly published Tax Stamps: A Technical Study and Market Report from Reconnaissance International examines the current and future global tax stamp environment, while focusing on specific countries and regions.
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M-REAL | New cardboard

10 Feb 2012. M-real has launched two new double-coated varities of corrugated cardboard, Kemiart Graph+ and Kemiart Lite+.
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BURGHART | New LIP tester

02 Feb 2012. German company Heinrich Burghart GmbH offers a new device to test the ignition strength of cigarettes, the LIP TB-02 Low Ignition Propensity Tester Burghart.
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FILTRONA | New carbon recess filter

27 Jan 2012. Filtrona Filter Products has launched Smooth Core Recess, an innovative new recess filter containing precisely positioned activated carbon.
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FILTRONA | Diamond menthol thread filter

17 Jan 2012. Diamond Menthol Thread, the latest addition to Filtrona Filter Product's sensory range, incorporates a coloured thread made from cellulose acetate that runs through the centre of the filter. 
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Top of the line Peace

12 Jan 2012. Japan Tobacco said it will distribute a top-of-the-line version of its Peace premium brand to selected Japanese outlets that is priced at more than twice the usual rate and promises “the ultimate experience of aroma”.
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TRIERENBERG | Creativity heads the future

02 Jan 2012. The R&D centre at Trierenberg Holding AG has been working on the development of the Transparent Tipping for the last few years.
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FILTRONA | Launches smallest RYO filter yet

17 Nov 2011. Filtrona Filter Products has launched an ultra slim RYO filter to meet the needs of consumers looking for a smaller filter for use in conjunction with extra slim papers to provide a smooth and elegant smoking experience.
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CERULEAN | New stand alone test station Quantum Solo

17 Oct 2011. Supplier of quality assurance equipment Cerulean has launched Quantum Solo, a new addition to its Quantum family of test stations for cigarettes and filter rods.
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FILTRONA | Menthol filter tips for RYO

13 Oct 2011. Filtrona Filter Products has launched a menthol filter tip for the expanding Roll Your Own market that the company says is easy to use and contains an acetate to prevent it slipping when rolled into a cigarette.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Pianissimo with menthol capsule launched

06 Oct 2011. Japan Tobacco announced the nationwide launch in early November of its cigarette brand Pianissimo ViV Menthol featuring the “Breath Sparkling Shot” capsule.
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BEST | Next generation free fall sorters

27 Sep 2011. At the opening ceremony of their new solution center in Leuven, Belgium, sorting equipment manufacturer Best introduced two new technological innovations, the Opus and the Nimbus sorter.
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FILTRONA | New clove-flavoured filter launched

14 Sep 2011. Filtrona Filter Products has launched a new clove-flavoured filter for the Indonesian market called Kretek Aroma.
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FILTRONA | Launching "Insight" filters

01 Sep 2011. Filtrona has taken the wraps off active-carbon filters in a very literal sense with the introduction of its see-through "Insight" line of filters.
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AUTHENTIX | CATS for authentication

23 Aug 2011. Dallas-based Authentix has developed and launched the Comprehensive Authentication Traceability System (CATS), which follows the product life cycle from the raw materials used in the manufacturing stage to finished product at the point of sale.
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INKSURE TECHNOLOGIES | Portable barcode reader

23 Aug 2011. A new barcode reader that merges track and trace and authentication on a system-wide and item-level is introduced by InkSure Technologies.
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R.J. REYNOLDS | Expanding mentholated squeeze–filter

01 Aug 2011. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company late in July expanded its innovative Camel Crush line of cigarettes by adding a full-flavour product with the filter that can be squeezed to create a mentholated smoke if and when the user so desires.
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MEYERCORD | Excise tax solution unveiled

24 Jun 2011. Meyercord Revenue Inc, since last year part of SICPA, has introduced a new excise tax stamp solution in the US that it says will help curtail the counterfeiting of excise tax stamps and enable state governments to more effectively collect owed tobacco excise taxes.
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FILTRONA | New affordable and green filters ...

13 May 2011. Uncertainty in the world economy and the introduction of smoking bans, leading to an increase in cigarette butt-related litter, means that cigarette manufacturers are under pressure to offer more cost effective and more degradable and sustainable products.
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SCHREINER PROSECURE | Magnetic thread

09 May 2011. German security solutions provider Schreiner ProSecure has introduced FluxSecure as a new anti-counterfeiting product for self-adhesive labels and stamps which can be integrated via product packaging.
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ITM Poland | ISO certifications received

30 Mar 2011. International Tobacco Machinery (ITM) Poland has successfully completed the ISO certification process for environmental management systems, and recertification for quality management systems.
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ANDREWS & WYKEHAM | Theseus for brand protection

14 Feb 2011. UK-based security solutions provider Andrews & Wykeham has announced the launch of a brand-new track and trace system called Theseus for tobacco and alcohol tax stamps.
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AIRCO DIET acquires Impex licence rights

14 Jan 2011. In early January 2011, Airco DIET, Denmark-based supplier of tobacco expansion plants, announced that it had acquired the licence rights for the Impex tobacco expansion process from IPEL.
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HAUNI | New filter maker and inventory system

10 Jan 2011. German tobacco machinery manufacturer Hauni has launched the Mulfi-ME, a root-and-branch refinement of the Mulfi-E for dual and split dual filter rods, either with or without recess and chamber.
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ITM | New clove cutter

17 Nov 2010. Netherlands-based supplier of tobacco machinery International Tobacco Machinery Group (ITM) has introduced a new machine for the kretek industry, the Atlas CC.
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FILTRONA | Filter solutions for China

08 Sep 2010. Filtrona Filter Products has developed three new filter solutions specifically for the Chinese market.
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MOOG | New “all-in-one” printing concept launched

03 Sep 2010. H.C. Moog, based in Miehlen, Germany, officially launched its new 1-TBR Compact gravure sheet-fed press.
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MEBTEC | DataEdgeQMS upgraded

02 Sep 2010. In May 2010, MebTec Technology released version 3.0 of its client-server, network-based QA instrumentation, DataEdge QMS (Quality Monitoring System) software suite at a multi-plant system deployment for an Asian client.
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HAUNI | Customised CMPS

02 Sep 2010. Hauni relaunches its Cigarette Production Management System (CPMS).
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HAUNI & SODIM | Closed loop control system

02 Sep 2010. Hauni and its new affiliate Sodim have just launched their first joint development, an external measuring system.
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CERULEAN | Quantum Quattro

02 Sep 2010. In the field of closed loop filter-making Cerulean has developed the Quantum Quattro instrument, which interfaces directly with the most up-to-date filter makers.
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BORGWALDT KC | New smoking analyser

02 Sep 2010. In late 2009, Borgwaldt KC launched the TOFMS LM2X, a smoke analyser for the quantitative puff-by-puff-resolved characterisation of selected chemical species in the mainstream cigarette smoke.
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CELANESE | New emulsion for Chinese market

08 Jul 2010. Celanese Emulsion Polymers has announced the launch of a low odour vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) emulsion, Celvolit 149LV, to meet the new national tobacco adhesives standard in China.
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CERULEAN | LIP service with a difference

06 Jul 2010. The company has just launched new testing units for LIP (low ignition propensity) cigarette paper and adapted its equipment to FDA requirements.
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NDC INFRARED | At-line NIR tobacco analyser launched

06 Jul 2010. NDC Infrared Engineering, UK- and US-based manufacturer of process measurement systems, has announced the launch of its new InfraLab e-Series, multi-component, at-line tobacco analyser.
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ITM | Webshop launched

06 Jul 2010. Netherlands-based tobacco equipment manufacturer International Tobacco Machinery (ITM) has launched a webshop, which gives access to 100,000 parts for tobacco machinery of various origin and generation.
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BRINKMANN | A pack designer’s dream

02 Jul 2010. Brinkmann's automated packaging system allows for unlimited pack designs and use of unusual materials.
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IGGESUND | New recovery boiler

30 Jun 2010. Iggesund is soon to be free from fossil fuel emissions.
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FILTRONA | New filter range

16 Jun 2010. Filtrona Filter Products, a UK-based independent supplier of innovative specialist filters to the tobacco industry, has launched a new range of filters called the Sensory Range.
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BAUMER HHS | New quality assurance solutions

28 Apr 2010. Baumer hhs, a German supplier of adhesive systems, has launched new glue application and quality assurance solutions for its Xtend system for print finishing, folding cartons and corrugated cardboard boxes.
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ITM | More flexibility in filter combining

28 Apr 2010. With the Solaris, Netherlands-based International Tobacco Machinery (ITM) has developed a new multi-segment filter combiner.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | Seven Stars Black Impact box

28 Apr 2010. Japan Tobacco launched its brand Seven Stars in a new “Black Impact” box in Japan in early April 2010.
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MEADWESTVACO | Introduction of Promina Style

28 Apr 2010. MeadWestvaco (MWV) has introduced Promina Style, one of MWV’s next generation solid bleached sulfate (SBS) tobacco boards intended for use in premium tobacco packaging.
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JAPAN TOBACCO | New smokeless tobacco product

22 Mar 2010. In mid March 2010, Japan Tobacco (JT) announced the launch of a new smokeless tobacco product called Zerostyle Mint, with sales beginning exclusively in Tokyo in mid May 2010.
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WS PACKAGING GROUP | Laser-writable coating

11 Mar 2010. WS Packaging Group, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has introduced a laser marking and coding process for marking variable data.
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H.C. MOOG | Prototype printing press unveiled

11 Mar 2010. The 1-TBR compact 740/1040 sheet-fed gravure press from German printing press manufacturer H.C. Moog introduces a new gravure printing machine concept to the industry.
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KARL KNAUER | "HiLight" packaging introduced

08 Jan 2010. Providing an active light display on a highly finished surface, the revolutionary folded box solution “HiLight” is a first.
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SHOREWOOD PACKAGING | Water-based coating

08 Jan 2010. Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, has announced the launch of TerraGreen, the first renewable, water-based coating.
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ITM | Launch of charcoal filter maker

08 Jan 2010. Netherlands-based tobacco machinery manufacturer International Tobacco Machinery (ITM) has launched the Polaris C, its newest product in filter making.
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ESTA | Decentralised solution for feeding and dedusting

08 Jan 2010. ESTA, a German company specialising in dust collection, has launched Tobex, a stand-alone dust extractor optimised for the requirements of a cigarette maker.
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KAYMICH | Introduction of Gemini

08 Jan 2010. Following the successful completion of production trials in European factories, C.B. Kaymich has launched its new Gemini twin-track flavour application system for the tobacco industry.
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EMKON | New conversion kits

08 Jan 2010. German machinery manufacturer Emkon has introduced two new conversion kits to the market for its pouch packers.
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HAUNI | New equipment for primary and secondary

08 Jan 2010. Hauni, the German manufacturer of tobacco machinery, has launched new solutions for both the primary and secondary department. Apart from an expansion and conditioning unit, the company has introduced a low-speed cigarette maker to the market, the Nano-S.
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