The expectations on the performance of tipping base papers have grown substantially over the last years, partly due to regulatory requirements. Suppliers have to provide added value and more innovative products to compete.
Packaging has always been a highlight of tobacco industry reviews. No other topic combined the best of engineering technology and the creativity of package designers like packaging. Will regulations lead to an abrupt end?
Bi-axially oriented polypropylene remains the material of first choice for cigarette films due to excellent moisture barrier properties, optical performance, heat sealing and sealing strength properties, as well as good shrinkage rates.
New threats of tobacco regulation at local and global level leave the industry with increasingly fewer chances for long-term prosperity and small tactical victories should not be considered a reason to relax.
An arduous year that saw pulp prices at record highs is coming to an end for the paper and board industry. But the next challenge is already high on the agenda: the industry needs to improve its environmental standards
Law enforcement practice under Article 180 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, violations of trademark rights in the tobacco industry. Anna Petrov, Senior Lawyer, Baltic Law Offices, speaks at the second international conference Tobacco Industry: Matters of Security.
When discussing requirements for tobacco packaging equipment, flexibility is the term named most often these days. Machinery manufacturers focus on solutions for special cigarette packs, but have also discovered other tobacco products as an ever more important segment.
Cerulean is focusing on fire standard compliance of cigarettes and FDA regulation at present. The company has just launched new testing units for LIP (low ignition propensity) cigarette paper and adapted its equipment to FDA requirements.
The proliferation in the number of pack variants within global brand families and an increasing number of limited edition packs, together with the constant addition of new brands in emerging markets are keeping ink manufacturers on their toes.
Cigarette design has come a long way in the past decade. Tobacco blending and expansion, filters, papers and flavours have reached new levels of technical sophistication, largely driven by stricter legislation and cost reduction. Brand proliferation has fuelled the creative and aesthetic aspect.