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Manufacturing & technology

c.INKTEC Innovation Center

27 Oct 2020. As a leading international supplier along the pre-press stage as well as of rotogravure and embossing tools, flexographic printing and special machine construction, SAUERESSIG Group has been offering comprehensive expertise for decades. In this exclusive feature, SAUERESSIG explains how it develops new colour standards.
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JTI warns of a ‘Gathering Storm’ in the black market

27 Oct 2020. JTI has published a report, independently verified by Intrinsic Insight Ltd., entitled ‘The ‧Gathering Storm’, on how the illegal tobacco trade is operating during the COVID-19 global pandemic and preparing to reap the rewards in the economic aftermath that will follow.
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The best of both worlds

27 Oct 2020. The Dutch company Ensa Machine Bouw (Ensa), which has been a leading specialist in the development, engineering and construction of cigar making machinery for over 20 years, has recently added the manual cigar machine MEJ-ME to its portfolio. Global Sales & Marketing Manager Remco Liebregt told TJI about its advantages and much more.
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Improving OEE in tobacco T&T

27 Oct 2020. Many markets globally have now implemented Track and Trace systems on tobacco products. Manufacturers and suppliers have risen to the challenge over several years, and these systems are working well, serving markets such as the EU, Russia and UAE to name but a few. But when additional layers of complexity are added in an automated-manufacturing process it is almost certain to reduce Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
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Swiss perfection

27 Oct 2020. Technical innovation, growing environmental awareness and new legislation have changed the face of the printing industry significantly during recent years. BOBST not only keeps pace but is always one step ahead. In this article Sales Director Daniel Lustenberger gives TJI a detailed update.
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The potential of blockchain technologies

27 Oct 2020. The internet has hardly developed a reputation for honesty, but blockchain technologies, where different computers log transactions in separate units connected to a web of entries (blocks), are tough to falsify. Can the new technology also prove helpful for the tobacco industry?
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Focke rethinks sustainable packaging

27 Oct 2020. How sustainable can packaging for tobacco products be? The engineers at German packaging machine manufacturer Focke & Co say that balanced paper-based solutions protect the product just as well as they protect the environment. Rethinking cigarette packaging could be as simple as a return to the roots.
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