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WELCOME TO DUBAI EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

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Soaring high in Dubai – WT Middle East 2019 WT Middle East has returned anew to one of the most vibrate and cultural rich cities in the world. Dubai is not only known for its iconic tourist attractions like the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, and the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall, but also for having the strongest stand-out economy in the Middle East. The international metropolis is strategically positioned at the centre of Asia, Europe and Africa, making Dubai one of the world’s top global trading intersections for all industries – especially tobacco. Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port, which is a massive industrial free-zone south-west of the city, seamlessly connects over 140 ports worldwide. As global tobacco regulation continues to close in on the industry, and venues to discuss trends and innovation become fewer, this year’s WT show offers an optimal platform and impartial environment for all companies along the tobacco supply chain to come face-to-face with industry clients, to network and increase brand visibility. Professionals from all over the industry will be trotting to Dubai to show their latest innovations, a few of which are mentioned in the catalogue. To get the conversation started, check out Tobacco Journal International’s (TJI) latest facts and figures on rapidly growing markets, regulation and new technologies, which are included inside. We look forward to an action-packed, inspiring and informative few days in Dubai and wish you a successful trade show!

Your WT and TJI teams

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EXHIBITION TIPS & ARTICLES 4

City of records Introducing Dubai, the Gulf Tiger

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New in the halls First-time exhibitors & new wares

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Vapour market ticks upwards A look at the fast-growing market

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Cloud simplifies tracking & tracing Interview: track & trace solution

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Standing up for good science Interview: 2018 Coresta Congress

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On the ground at COP8 A survey of the happenings

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From the chemist’s toolbox The molecules behind flavours. . .

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Alphabetical list of exhibitors

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Show and venue information

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List of exhibitors

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Advertiser index


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CITY OF RECORDS

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ubai has some of the most stunning architecture in the world and, for two days in April, will once again host World Tobacco (WT) Middle East. Having developed rapidly in terms of tourism and commerce, the desert city of Dubai is a great place to combine business and pleasure amongst a breathtaking backdrop of sky scrapers. Geographically, Dubai and the other six emirates comprising the UAE are midway between markets in Europe, Asia and Africa, which is an obvious draw for the many international companies located in UAE. With a deep Arabian Gulf port, areas destined for economic free zones and seemingly bottomless sources of capital, this western-style city has opened up the

tobacco markets of the Middle East to foreign investment and vice versa. The port and free zones of the city have helped to strengthen trade, support production and facilitate the exchange of traditions between Asia, Africa and Europe. It is no coincidence that the practice of shisha smoking has spread throughout all parts of Europe after years of boom in the United Arab Emirates. And while flavour houses have brought the taste of the Middle East to Europe, suppliers of components have found a true friend in the characteristics of cigarettes smoked in the Middle East – premium, slim, and equipped with complex filters. So it is no wonder that a long list of companies with interests in tobacco are now well-established in and around Dubai, and the long exhibitor list at WT Middle East 2019 proves just that.

RAPID RECORD HUNTER The dynamic metropolis is a city which attracts superlatives and new ones are constantly being added. It holds the most records in the region – over 100 in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records – including the tallest building in the world, the largest shopping mall and the largest fireworks display ever held. See the achievements for yourself by jumping in a cab or joining a tour. The world’s largest gold ring Najmat Taiba with a weight of 64 kg can be seen on the Deira Gold Souk. The 21-carat yellow gold ring has 615 Swarovski stones. 55 goldsmiths worked 24,000 man-hours to create this masterpiece – it would probably only fit a giant.

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Higher, faster, bigger – welcome to Dubai, the city of records. The largest and most diverse city in the UAE is proud of its achievements and is always striving for more. With WT Middle East, a new record is about to be broken. The last exhibition attracted a record number of visitors, this one will be even bigger.


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highest free-standing structure in the world, this tower uses the lifts with the longest travel distance and has the most floors in the world (160), the highest inhabited floor and the highest open-air visitor terrace. In addition, At.mosphere on level 122 is the highest restaurant in the world. You will find the next record-breaker right in front of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall: The Dubai Fountains are the largest coordinated fountain system in the world – over 275 metres in length – equivalent to more than two football pitches. The fountain performs to a range of different songs and and shoots water up to 152 metres into the air. As well as the tallest tower, Dubai also has the longest driverless metro network: The Dubai Metro consists of two lines with almost 75 kilometres of track. The latest addition to Dubai’s already impressive skyline is a gigantic feat of engineering. With a height of 150 and a width of 93 metres, the Dubai Frame is certainly

With more than 1.1 million square metres, the Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre in the world. The huge shopping mall has 1200 shops and over 160 restaurants. 95 elevators and 150 escalators provide comfort and movement within the mall. A scoop of ice to cool off in the hot desert metropolis is always a good idea. For a mere AED 3,000 (EUR 717) sweating travellers can enjoy the probably most expensive ice cream in the world. The Black Diamond served at Scoopi Café consists of vanilla, saffron, truffle and 23 carat edible gold which is sprinkled on top of it. This special treat is served in a Versace bowl with a Versace spoon which the customers are allowed to take home with them. At a dizzying height of 828 metres tall, Dubai’s flagship tower, the Burj Khalifa, is currently the tallest structure in the world. The building took 22 million man-hours to complete, meaning a single worker would have needed around 2,500 years. As the

GOOD TO KNOW Time difference: GMT +3 hours n summer months. Currency: The dirham (AED). 1 dirham is made up of 100 fils. At the time of writing (24 Jan) 1 AED was equal to: EUR 0.24, GBP 0.21 or USD 0.27. Cash/Card: ATMs, which accept foreign Visa and MasterCard, are readily available. As do the numerous bureaus de change, most banks accept travellers’ cheques and foreign currency. Some hotels exchange foreign currencies. Weather in April: Dry and hot. Expect average highs of around 30 degrees celsius. Electricity: Voltage: 240 V, Frequency: 50 Hz. Power sockets: type G (as in the UK, Cyprus, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong). Water: The tap water in Dubai is fine to drink, although most residents prefer bottled. Customs (tobacco): The government stipulates, “the number of cigarettes brought into Dubai should not exceed (400) cigarettes, (50) cigars, (500) grams of tobacco (minced or pressed for pipes), minced or pressed tobacco for smoking, tobacco or mild-tasting tobacco.” Eating: Affordable Middle Eastern (Lebanese) restaurants are abundant in Dubai. If you are looking for more of a snack, try Dubai’s traditional and cheap street food, the shawarma. Similar to the Turkish doner kebab, a shawarma is a flatbread wrap containing seasoned meat shaved from a spit, served with shredded vegetables and toppings such as hummus. The vegetarian version is made with falafel. Tipping: Some restaurants may add a service charge to the bill. If this is not the case, a tip of around 10 to 15 per cent is standard practice. Tipping the taxi driver is not expected, but it is common to round the fare up to the next 5 dirhams. Important Dos and Don’ts: Dress respectfully and make sure to cover shoulders and knees. Sleeveless shirts and shorts or skirts above the knee should be avoided. Public displays of affection are frowned upon. Women will usually be required to wear a headscarf when entering mosques. Drinking in public is strictly prohibited. Males and females may sometimes be escorted to different sections. Burj Khalifa: still the most significant skyscraper and tallest building in the world


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the largest “picture frame” in the world and separates the older part of Dubai from the new. Glass elevators take visitors to the top, where they can enjoy stunning panoramic views between the two towers on a walkway made entirely of glass. The project has not been without controversy, though. Last year, it was revealed that the design may have been used without the consent of its original architect. However, the city’s most famous landmark is still the 321 m high Hotel Burj al Arab, which resembles a bloated sail. It is the highest hotel building and the first seven-star hotel in the world. Behind the shiny facade of modern Dubai, however, you can still enjoy the charming pleasure of an exotic past, whether you smoke a shisha pipe in a desert Bedouin camp surrounded by shifting dunes or dream of days when there were more camels than people on board a dhow (Arabian merchant ship).

MORE THAN OIL Looking at the skyline of Dubai today, it is hard to imagine that only a century ago there was no running water, there were no real roads and camels were the most important means of transport. Dubai‘s remarkable success story is based on only one essential component – oil – which was literally hit upon in 1966. A few years later, the emirate freed itself from British colonial rule and sealed its independence. Dubai began receiving billions in revenue from oil sales and soon became immensely prosperous. It used this money to expand infrastructure and create a city that reflected the extent of oil wealth. Contrary to popular belief, oil accounts for only 5 per cent of the economy in today’s Dubai – and the percentage continues to fall. Dubai has realised in good time that the oil won’t last forever.

Today, the economy is hardly dependent on black gold, which won‘t be flowing into Dubai for too much longer. Diversification of the economy was the buzzword; the main pillars of the economy today are the construction industry, tourism and the real estate sector. With 2.8 per cent growth recorded last year, the Emirate of Dubai has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Much of 2018’s growth is due to a big rise in state spending as Dubai builds even more infrastructure to host Expo 2020. To come back to records, according to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, a total of 15.8 million tourists visited Dubai last year, setting a new record for the emirate. This makes Dubai the fourth most visited city in the world following Bangkok, London and Paris. Marie Mayer


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NEW IN THE HALLS From all corners of the world, first-time and former exhibitors are making their way to this year’s WT Process and Machinery Middle East expo to introduce their newest wares, machinery and services on 3–4 April. So you don’t miss out on the latest, here’s a brief rundown of the freshfaced WT exhibitors as well as products and machinery that will be showcased at this year’s Dubai show.

SCHMID RHYNER‘S FRESH COATING The Switzerland-based specialist for packaging coating, Schmid Rhyner, will be unveiling its Wessco POLAR Silver Coating at the two-day WT show. “The UV-curing or solvent-based coating is a cost-effective alternative to hot foil stamping and cold foils that can be used to generate metallic surfaces on tobacco packaging,” the company told TJI. Furthermore, the coating, which is applied in-line during the printing process, creates a mirror-like effect that can be overprinted with transparent chromatic inks to get attractive results in an environmentallyfriendly way. Get a first glimpse of the Swiss coating expert’s newest coating product, Polar Silver Rainbow, at Stand S01.

NEW IN SHISHA Kenzimen Tobacco, out of shisha stronghold, Izmir, Turkey, is making its first ap-

KT International is introducing its new King Original design at Stand L05

pearance in Dubai. The hookah tobacco company offers a wide variety of unique aromas and hookah tobacco flavours, which are produced at its Kemalpasa facility in İzmir, Turkey. “We use a high-quality honey and molasses mixture and each of our flavours is made with only the best flavour extracts gathered from all over the world,” company information states. “Every new batch of our shisha flavours is inspected for quality before it is packaged to ensure customer satisfaction.” Go see Kenzimen’s Turkish shisha tobacco brand for yourself at Stand K26.

Check out Schmid Rhyner‘s Wessco Polar Silver coating at Stand S01

Another new exhibitor, CV EMA International Shisha, based in Indonesia, will be presenting its latest shisha products at WT Middle East 2019. The company specialises in producing high-quality shisha molasses, with tobaccos that are processed in France and flavours which are imported from Germany. Visit Stand G25 to get an overview of its recognised shisha products. Also, based in Indonesia in the eastern part of Java Island, Global Asia Transco, will be exhibiting for the first time at the WT trade show. The self-dubbed coconut charcoal briquette manufacturing newcomer informed TJI that its “products are made by using 100 per cent natural resources and without any additional chemicals.” Global Asia Transco added, “Our goal is to help the world to be better by providing an environmentally friendly and sustainable energy source.” Cruise down to Stand R11 to learn more about the company. SOEX India, which is located in Mumbai, India and is well-known for is “Afzal” brand that has 100+ hookah flavours, chose WT Middle East 2019 to tout its recently launched “Afzal Strong” brand. The premium smoker shisha tobacco product has an assortment of strong flavours to compliment its strong tobacco taste. The com-


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pany also said it would introduce its new on-the-go shisha product “Afzal Hookah2Go” that allows shisha smokers to smoke anywhere, anytime. You can see SOEX India’s wide-range of shisha products at Stand G05. BMJ Industries FZ-LLC, Dubai’s own “largest privately-owned manufacturer of multi-format cigarettes, shisha molasses and produced tobacco”, said it would be introducing its heat-not-burn sticks, which is the company’s newest next generation tobacco product. Go to Stand F10 to check out its new sticks.

MARDEN EDWARD PRESENTS T&T MACHINERY UK manufacturer of overwrapping machinery and tobacco track and trace solution expert, Marden Edwards, told TJI that WT visitors will have an opportunity to see Marden Edwards Tracking System (METS), a pack to master case aggregation system, which it will be exhibiting this year in Dubai. The system helps companies comply with tracking and tracing requirements set forth in the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2) as well as the demands of the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s (FCTC) (WHO FCTC) Protocol.

Marden Edwards is exhibiting the Marden Edwards Tracking System (METS), a track and trace solution, at Stand J10

“The system is designed to be integrated into existing or new cigarette production lines,” Marden Edwards explained. “Also, to ensure the systems extremely high efficiency code reading and aggregation performance, all system functions have in-built redundancy, which ensures minimal wastage and re-work.” The company added that this also prevents the track and trace function from adversely impacting the efficiency of the overall production line. For the show, the company will demonstrate how highly functional and accurate the dynamic pack to outer code reading and aggregation system really is. To see the machine and to find out more about the METS track and trace system, head over to Stand J10.

PT BOKORMAS LAUNCHES NEW FLAVOURS Established in 1949, the cigarette manufacturing company, PT BokorMas, which is based in Surabaya, Indonesia is exhibiting for the first time at the WT event. The company is the first medium-sized cigarette manufacturing company in Indonesia to produce low tar and nicotine clove cigarettes, company information states. PT BokorMas recently added a few new products to its full-range of flavoured, mild, superslim and nano cigarettes, which it will be revealing in Dubai, the company informed


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TJI. Go to Stand C26 to experience PT BokorMas’s ‘Up Nano, Mild size, with click, Grape Mint flavour’, its ‘Up Berry, Mild size, black berry flavour and its ‘Track Bold Ice’ flavoured cigarette products.

NEW CHINESE EXHIBITORS First-time exhibitor and Hong-Kong based, HK Daehon Machinery, says it will be pushing its newly designed secondary production line for cigarettes. The company manufactures complete secondary lines for cigarettes, including cigarette makers and hinge lid packing machines (with wrapper, boxer and over wrapper). “The upward statistical trend in the SME sector of the tobacco industry has increased the demand for in the economisation of the secondary production line for the cigarettes especially in the third world countries,” the company said. “For the success of any business, controlling the overheads and the uptime for machinery is very critical, which also include basic requirements like manpower and electrical factors including optimal speed.” The company continued, “We designed our machinery with the automation for optimal speed with minimal manual intervention and maximum machine uptime, especially keeping in view the fluctuating power supply safety systems. We have even gone to the ex-

tent of converting the our electrical system compatibility for single phase 110V-220V from traditional three phase 380V, which substantially decreased the setup costs for startup’s as well as regular factories at various levels.” To learn more about the benefits of its machinery, head to Stand G24. Also new, the acetate tow specialist, Jinan Acetate Chemical, said it will introducing its new cellulose acetate flake product. “Sustainably sourced from the wood pulp of managed forests, our cellulose acetate flake is a bio-based product with many appli-

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cations,” the company said. “It is the raw material for cigarette filter tow, cellulose acetate and triacetate filament yarns, film and insulation plastic for consumer products such as: screw drivers handles, writing pens, eye glass frames.” Visit the new sustainably sourced cellulose acetate flake product at Stand C06. Several new companies will have signed up after the time of writing. Contact the show organisers for the full list of new exhibitors to be found in the hall. Have a great time in Dubai. TJI

HK Daehon Machinery‘s secondary production line at Stand G24


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VAPOUR MARKET TICKS UPWARDS The vapour products category is rapidly eclipsing more well-established tobacco categories, and by 2020 will be the single largest tobacco and nicotine category, outside cigarettes, according to Euromonitor’s Shane MacGuill.

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ccording to Euromonitor data, the total global vapour products market reached a value of USD 18 billion in 2017 and will probably flirt with USD 25 billion by the end of 2018. Driven by IQOS, but buttressed by increasing numbers of new launches, the heated tobacco category virtually matched 2016’s 200 per cent rate of growth (albeit from a larger base) and is almost certain to become

the single largest vapour category in 2018. Over 2017–2022, heated tobacco products and non-cig-a-like closed systems will continue to see higher growth rates than any other categories within vapour products – albeit at considerably moderated levels of around 350 per cent indexed to 2017 (down from growth in the thousands between 2012 and 2017). Driven by higher price points (including excise taxation), heated tobacco will grow to account for almost half of the total category value in 2022.

Slower growth in open vaping systems is attributable to: the relative maturity of the category (or later stage immaturity); the potential of regulation (and, in some markets, excise) to depress uptake; and competition from products in other categories. Nonetheless, the tank systems and e-liquids categories will reach USD 12 billion in combined sales by the end of 2022. The global vaping population (defined as regular sole or dual users of vapour products) has risen steadily since 2012. Six years


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tobacco consumption could also accelerate vaping population growth beyond what is currently projected.

GLOBAL MARKET VARIATIONS

This proportion is expected to continue to grow to more than 10 per cent by 2022, as vapour products continue to become a significant adjacent category to traditional tobacco products. Year-on-year growth in vaping population over the forecast period is significantly more moderate than over 2012–2017 driven by category maturation, the exhaustion of the early adopter cohort and ongoing regulatory and messaging confusion. However, a compelling product launch or more rapid growth in heated

ago, there were already more than 10 million users of vapour products worldwide. Today, it is estimated that there are more than 40 million regular users globally. This still represents a fraction of the world’s smoking population, but placed against that cohort in the 62 markets for which Euromonitor International carries data, vapers now account for about 7 per cent of all smokers in those markets (given dual use, many individuals will appear in each set of data).

The balance of nicotine vapour consumption by 2022 is set to remain broadly in favour of liquid nicotine delivery formats. Heated tobacco will be the dominant delivery mechanism in only one region – Asia Pacific. However, there will be important variations within this category across major regions. Open systems are currently dominant in Western Europe and will continue to be so up to 2022, but heated tobacco is expected to swiftly gather ground. Conversely, closed systems lead in the US and North America and will only extend this leadership over the forecast period. Indeed, we forecast a substantial migration of nicotine consumption out of open systems in the US with the majority of the sales in 2022 being in devices used for the vapourisation of cannabis in extracted or liquid form. Most tobacco companies are currently preaching fragmentation and adopting a “covering-the-bases” approach to their portfolios, but it is clear that heated tobacco is currently more dynamic as a category. A notable holdout, Imperial Brands announced in September 2018 that it was planning a heated tobacco brand launch. The prospects of the world’s largest vapour market, the US, have swung in recent years from strong early growth to the relatively downbeat reaction to the FDA’s 2016 deeming rule through to 2017’s optimism. The change in mood in 2017 was engendered by the pause in implementing new regulations on vapour products and the potential future inclusion of vapour products in a holistic tobacco harm reduction approach. The pendulum, however, appears to have swung again, prompted by the runaway success of the Juul brand, something that the FDA has referred to as an “epidemic” and which is prompting significant regulatory concern. In September 2018, the FDA gave Juul Labs and four other e-cigarette companies 60 days to address concerns about youth access. If the industry cannot convince regulators of its ability to do so, the banning of flavour or online sales is a real possibility – which would substantially


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The Chinese vapour market is now valued at almost USD 600 million, making it the fifth largest global market, according to data from Euromonitor

international opportunities available and the country’s internal regulatory agencies, which appear to have viewed the marginal size of the market, in comparison to China’s enormous cigarette industry, as more of a nuisance than a phenomenon requiring attention. On each count, this is beginning to change. China’s market is steadily ticking upwards. And while still minimal in the context of cigarettes consumption, it is now valued at almost USD 600 million, making it the fifth largest global market. As elsewhere, consumers are transitioning from cig-a-like consumption to open systems (though this could change as the plethora of non-ciga-like closed systems produced by Chinese firms begin to seep into the domestic market) and the initial stages of regulation (through industry initiatives) will help give consumers increased confidence. There is likely to come a point, perhaps sooner rather than later, when the STMA takes a more active stance within vapour products, even potentially including the licensing of heated tobacco products for sale.

ONLINE OR IN-STORE? The use of vapour products is disruptive to the tobacco industry in a range of ways, not least of which thus far has been in terms of distribution. While the share of distribution is shifting back somewhat to “established” channels, the two dominant distribution channels (combined 60.5 per cent share) are

either marginal (online) or non-existent (vape stores) in the retailing of cigarettes. North America, where the market sees a number of tobacco companies or a handful of strong independent brands, is the only region that does not have a single distribution channel. The non-grocery specialists channel, widely referred to as “vape stores”, dominates sales in several regions, and is seen as playing an important role in increasing the visibility of and access to vapour products. It is also arguably a model for future developments in the category such as mono-branded heated tobacco outlets or “virtual vape stores” which employ technology to engage with consumers. Close to four out of every 10 dollars spent on vapour products in 2017 were spent online, making the internet the single largest distribution channel for these products. The share of online retailing is at a level well above internet penetration in other FMCG industries. This is the result of a number of factors, including the category’s Chinese production base, its highly fragmented retail and brand infrastructure, the technological nature of the core product (the early adopter effect) and the use of internet retailing to aid distribution of heated tobacco products. The online channel also plays the leading role in illicit sales of vapour products in markets in which domestic sales are prohibited. However, internet retailing of vapour products faces uncertain times ahead. Firstly, the channel is at the sharp end of concerns regarding youth access to the product, ▲

impact the evolution of the segment. The rolling legalisation of cannabis in the US is a dynamic which will also begin to impact vapour products more broadly. Consumers increasingly use similar devices for the consumption of nicotine and THC and/ or CBD containing liquids. High tobacco taxation and an increasingly restrictive tobacco control environment have led the UK vapour products market to become the world’s third largest. User numbers have swelled rapidly since 2012, and the market has shifted rapidly away from cig-a-like products to tank systems. Growth in the uptake of e-cigarettes stalled between 2014 and early 2015, but has since appeared to accelerate again, as the public health consensus in the UK becomes increasingly positive towards the use of these products. It is unclear what role heated tobacco products will play in the UK. PMI launched IQOS in the UK in late 2016, but growth so far has been relatively slow, impeded by advertising restrictions and the price parity of the product in what is a cost-sensitive market. The UK’s imminent exit from the EU, in theory, offers the possibility of relaxing regulation on vapour products which could drive further growth. However, it remains to be seen whether this becomes a political reality. Along the production centre that supplies the global vapour products industry (by some estimates there are almost 4,000 manufacturers operating), China’s domestic market has been widely overlooked. Manufacturers are more focused on the lucrative


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(most prominently Juul but also influential operators such as NS20 by Element).

The popularity of Juul among youth in the United States has prompted major regulatory concern

while secondly (and in large part a result of these concerns) many regulators and health bodies are calling for a total ban on online sales. A number of EU markets have taken this approach, but even in markets which do not, additional regulatory burdens will weigh heavily on what tend to be smaller online retailers. In a more general regulatory sense, most global legislative frameworks continue to treat emerging products as though they are co-located with traditional tobacco products on the risk spectrum. The extent to which this (arguably phantom co-location) persists, or that its reverse occurs – that regulatory authorities begin to apply differential (potentially limited) regulation to emerging products – will determine the future development of the category.

RADICAL INNOVATIONS Barring a handful of radical developments (notably the filter), for the last 100 years cigarette innovation has been marked by the incremental addition of features, the recomposition of existing features, or new modes of presentation. Of necessity, because of the product type and its regulation, the grammar and tools of new product development have been limited. However, the advent of vapour products promises to amend the innovation process in profound

ways. As never before, large tobacco and nicotine companies may innovate through acquisition, buying companies that have the technology or knowledge to provide them with a competitive advantage (rather than simple share). A focus on design or user experience is coming to the fore as consumers increasingly expect “innovation” to look and feel different (the success of Juul is notable proof of this). Emerging products offer manufacturers the opportunity to imagine their role within people’s lives (rather than, as with cigarettes, negotiating their cleavage from them). Meanwhile, a partnership approach between nicotine companies and other majors with technical or brand reach could become attractive. Following on from early launches in the pod system category, such as Juul, Logic Pro, Vype and Von Erl (now owned by Imperial Brands), there has been a surge in supply of non-cig-a-like capsule form factors. These non-cig-a-like capsule forms offer consumers a middle way between the simplicity of cig-a-like cartridge products and the efficacy of larger open vaping systems. The format has begun to proliferate within the category with salts being used in every form of vapour products from single-use ciga-likes to reformulated variants of existing high-profile e-liquid brands such as Churrios by The Milkman. This is due to the attractiveness of the product to many consumers, which is further leveraged by the success of brands employing nicotine salts

Cannabis legalisation is an emerging disruptive dynamic in the tobacco industry and further afield. A sub-plot of this unfurling upending narrative is the nascent use of CBD e-liquid in both closed and open vaping systems. Liquids containing CBD (but no nicotine) could increasingly attract those consumers who are looking to reduce or cease nicotine consumption. The flavour profiles of CBD liquids also tend to be stronger and clearer, which may appeal to newer entrants to the vapour category who are demotivated by nicotine use. Current offerings on the market are in the range of (virtually homoeopathic) 3mg/ml (30mg in a 10ml offering) up to 60mg/ml (600mg in a 10ml bottle). Brand positioning which plays on CBD’s proximity to its psychoactive cousin, THC, is common as it stands (eg OG Kush by Harmony), though a more neutral, wellness-orientated branding (eg Elda’s IzyVape) may draw more diverse consumer types. Finally, despite the backdrop of increased numbers of potentially less adventurous consumers entering the vaping category, and ongoing public health and regulatory concerns about the role of e-liquid flavours in attracting younger consumers to the use of vapour products, flavour remains a vital element in the viability of the segment. Shane MacGuill

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Cloud simplifies tracking & tracing From 20 May 2019, all companies involved in supplying and distributing tobacco products in the EU will be required to track them. Alberto Zamora, Co-founder and main investor in Osapiens, which is the company behind the Movilizer tobacco product track & trace cloud system, said TPD2 compliance doesn‘t have to be complicated.

Can you tell us a little about your background? I am an entrepreneur. After working for SAP for six years, I moved on to help co-found and work as the CEO of three companies, all of which are very successful today. Movicoders S.A, the first company I cofounded, is focused on developing low cost apps. It is located in Spain and currently has 30 employees on staff. The second company, Movilitas Consulting, has more than 400 employees, is spread across two continents and is the track & trace market leader for pharmaceuticals. Movilitas has been a part of the Keystone Capital portfolio ever since its acquisition. The third company, Movilizer GmbH was founded in 2016. It is a fully-owned subsidiary of Honeywell Inc., which is a Fortune 100 company. After spending two years at Honeywell, helping with the integration of Movilizer into the company, we came to the realisation that the TPD market was going to be very complex. Along with the 30 plus tobacco manufacturers that exist on the EU market, over 4,000 distributors (most of them are very small) would also need a solution in order to

comply with TPD regulations. By then, it was clear that a Fortune 100 company like Honeywell would need a good, trusted and “exclusive” partner to help realise this opportunity; especially given the very short time frame. Hence, in June 2018, we agreed with Honeywell to create a spinoff: Osapiens.

“TPD solutions need to ensure instant compliance, but also be extensible and flexible enough so that even small companies can afford to integrate them.”

Osapiens concentrates on helping EU distributors to comply with TPD regulations and, secondly, helps those same distributors, which are mainly small and mid-size companies, to leverage this opportunity to become ready for the digital area. Many of

these companies do not even have a website, let alone advanced ERP systems, warehouse systems, CRM – Analytics systems or ordering mobile apps. Today, I am a co-founding member and main investor in Osapiens. Please tell us in detail about the technology behind Osapiens’ TPD software. How is this software integrated into a company’s operations? Osapiens leverages the Movilizer technology. Movilizer is a cloud with a hugely scalable track & trace database to store UIDs. Secondly, the Movilizer technology is a multi-tenant rules engine and a connector/web service that is able to connect with ID-issuers, router; secondary; primary repositories. The Movilizer cloud can also be very easily integrated into and with existing ERP or WMS systems, and hundreds of customers worldwide are using it connected to SAP ERP systems, MSFT Navision systems etc. Thirdly, it is a platform to build and operate mobile apps, which allows not only industrialised mobile scanners to be used, like the ones sold by Honeywell, but also allows


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companies to use any mobile device as a mobile scanner by simply using its camera. Movilizer is already extensively used in supply chain processes like direct store delivery and warehouse operations. Coca Cola, for instance, is using Movilizer in most parts of the world (including the United States and Canada) to distribute their beverages to millions of customers every day.

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How does this technology simplify all the challenges that come along with the EU’s TPD regulations for tobacco wholesalers and distributors along the whole tobacco industry supply chain? First off, an industrial scanner isn’t even necessary with Movilizer. You can download the mobile app and use a simple iPhone or Android mobile phone as a fast scanner. Mobile phones are capable of scanning all the different types of barcodes which are used in TPD (including dot codes). Secondly, if they use Movilizer, customers do not have to buy any servers whatsoever. Everything is in the Movilizer cloud and the entire connection with the EU systems is fully managed. Thirdly, Honeywell Movilizer and Osapiens have both already worked with and made sure that dozens of distributors and tobacco manufacturers comply with TPD regulations through our system. Two of the largest distributors in the entire European Union are among our customers. With us, the risk of not complying with TPD regulations is zero. We are always informed about changes and interpretations of the law first-hand. The tobacco industry has to comply with EU track & trace regulations by May 2019. What is the largest challenge for the tobacco industry when implementing this new regulation? To find a system that is simple and easy to use for the time being, but also one that can be integrated into existing systems in the future. In the beginning, for example, a small distributor might be okay with sending invoices manually to the EU to ensure fast compliance; however, at some point this repetitive and time-consuming process will most likely lead a company to decide to integrate the invoice reporting process to the EU into its existing ERP system (whatever system it may be). For this exact reason, TPD solutions need to ensure instant compliance, but also be extensible and flexible enough so that even small companies

can afford to integrate them into their current systems. What about tobacco product distributors and warehouses that only use paper with a small budget to automate. What type of service can you offer these customers? For these companies which, by the way, are the majority of the 4,000 companies affected by TPD, we offer a self-contained mobile app. The TPD Basic App. With this app, all they need to do is to download the app, register and after a two-hour training session, which takes place over the phone, they are ready to go and will be able to fully comply with TPD regulations. From there, customers can of course upgrade to the TPD Advanced App if they want to have more automation and integration. What was the motivation behind the TPD forum at your headquarters in Mannheim on 6 November? This was run in Mannheim at the same time as our Honeywell conference. This year we had around 500 participants, and almost 200 of the 500 guests came specifically for the TPD forum. It was a great success and we had very interesting companies presenting how they deal with TPD including Logista, Lekkerland, Tabacos, Landewyck Group-NewCoLog and the BDTA (German Association for Tobacco Machine Operators). Since it went so well and feedback

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was so positive, we are now planning on running a second one in February 2018. We will keep you posted. Can you tell us about Osapiens free TPD workshop with a VR demo. Why did the company create this? Yes, together with Honeywell, we created the virtual world of TPD. Basically, a virtual reality environment where the user can experience first-hand how the operations at a tobacco manufacturing facility will change. We also built a full-blown warehouse with inbound, order picking and outbound logistics. In fact, it is so detailed that you can even hand over the goods at a gas station point of sales. The purpose of this is to train people on how TPD will affect the way tobacco manufacturers and distributors work. What are Osapiens future plans and outlook? Short-term, the company plans to help as many distributors as possible until the 19 May 2019 TPD deadline. Mid-term, it will help companies to leverage TPD as an opportunity to become more digital. Thanks to TPD, distributors will have access to new resources and will be obliged to invest in technology for the first time in many years. They should understand that this is a great opportunity for them to get their business digital ready and we will help them with it. Interview: Kacey-Anne Kenney

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Standing up for good science CORESTA promotes international cooperation in scientific research related to tobacco. TJI spoke with Secretary General Pierre-Marie Guitton (left), and President Huub Vizée (right) about where it’s all headed.

How did you come to be involved with CORESTA and tobacco? Pierre-Marie Guitton: My background is graphic arts. I always worked in communication departments. First in Paris, then in Le Mans, where I was hired to prepare slides, transparencies and booklets for the director of research for what is now SWM International. So I worked with a wellknown scientist, highly involved in CORESTA, for nine years. Then, since I was from the graphic arts, they thought I would be good in Malaucène, the printing subsidiary of the group – coloured cigarette papers and tipping papers – where I became a technical engineer. Eleven years later, when they closed the factory, the Secretary General of CORESTA happened to be retiring and my boss told me there was a position that I could take. I knew CORESTA because I had prepared documents for it. But I did not know much, apart from the porosity unit. I said, ‘But I’m not a scientist’, and they told me: ‘That’s not a problem, because it’s more about running the association.’ So I got the position, and that is how I became really involved with CORESTA – it was 2010. Since then, I have discovered the whole scope of CORESTA, which is very broad – from the crop in the field, and going all the way to aerosol and toxicity.

Huub Vizée: I am currently Head of Regulatory Affairs at delfort, Austria and I have spent the last 32 years working within the tobacco industry. After completing a degree in chemistry, I began my career within the laboratories of Van Nelle Tobacco Company in Rotterdam, later moving into the leaf department where I worked for several years as a trainee blender/buyer. After the takeover by Douwe Egberts Tobacco Company, I moved to Joure and assumed the role of blender, followed later by a move to the role of Research Manager. After the acquisition by Imperial Tobacco in 1998, I established a routine laboratory for fine-cut tobacco and became the senior manager responsible for product development, quality and engineering for OTPs. In 2002, I moved into corporate affairs at the head office, ending up as Head of Group Regulatory Development. In this role, I was responsible for leading Imperial Tobacco’s regulatory engagement as an active participant on a global, regional and market level to encourage the development of sound, reasonable and appropriate regulations. In 2011, I started at delfort in Austria as Head of Regulatory Affairs. In this role, I am responsible for all tobacco-related regulatory issues worldwide, have an advisory role to R&D, and manage all confidentiality and development agreements with customers as well as suppliers.

I joined CORESTA for the first time in 1994 as a member of the Fine Cut Tobacco Task Force. I then participated in several other task forces and sub groups, such as Tobacco Factory Emissions and Routine Analytical Chemistry. In 2008, I became a board member, representing Imperial Tobacco, and held this position until 2010. In 2012, I joined the board again, this time on behalf of delfort, and I served from 2014-2016 as Vice President and from 2016-2018 as President. On behalf of the Board, I am also the liaison member of the Website Task Force and again became a member of the RAC Sub Group. In Kunming, I was again elected President for the period 2018-2020. We’re at the Congress in Kunming – what is the idea behind these meetings? Guitton: So this is the biennial event. CORESTA walks on two legs. We have the Agro-Phyto area, which is everything to do with the seed, the crop, the field, diseases and crop protection, curing and storage; while the other leg is everything to do with the finished product and its use, the measurement and analytical issues, i.e. smoke science and product technology, which we call Smoke-Techno. So these two areas, of course, know each other, but they are quite separate. Every year, the AgroPhyto people meet, and the Smoke-Techno


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the basis is all the work done by our members and their scientists. This work reflects the main issues that our members are presently dealing with, but also the issues they are facing as they look towards the future.

people meet, and every two years, both groups meet in the same place. Last year, for example, the Smoke-Techno people met in Austria and the Agro-Phyto people met in Brazil. But this year, everybody meets here. We have the Congress, because we have the general assembly and the vote for the Board and the Scientific Commission, and the working groups – there are currently 27 – present a report on their activities.

CORESTA has a long history. As the tobacco industry has changed, what has been CORESTA’s strategy to change with it? Guitton: The vision is to be considered as a reliable source of science related to tobacco and other related products. So, of course, we need to keep up with the movements in the industry. In 2011 and early 2012, I came to the Board to talk about e-cigarettes, and the discussion was whether or not this was a topic for tobacco and for CORESTA. Six months later, they said ‘Yes’ and we started a Group. It will most likely be the same with

THPs [Tobacco Heated Products]. At the end of this congress, we will hold a short meeting about THPs and consider our next steps with this product area. There will most likely be a workshop organised to really work on the topic and define the scope. I would expect that we will create a Working Group for this specific product, just like we have the Working Group EVAP, which is working in areas related to the vaping industry. This is a very good Group and it has been working very well, and has already brought about an international standard defining vaping machine parameters. Vizée: The Board installed a non-statutory Strategy Committee, which looks into the future. It collects information about developing regulations and new products being developed. The information comes from the Board members as well as from the SC members and the sub groups and task forces. The Board discusses all ideas brought forward and sets priorities for the work that has to be done. This is communicated to the SC and the SC then communicates it to the Sub Groups and Task Forces. It is also important to have information about any developments well in advance, in order to be pro-active and to remain able to respond with science in a timely manner. We will not always succeed, but we strive to be well ahead and change together with the changing environment. So the membership evolves as CORESTA evolves, doesn’t it? Guitton: Yes, it has evolved lately. We have had more labs coming in, labs which have heard about us at events such as GFN in Warsaw, ENDS in London, and GTNF. I have presented at some of these meetings, and others from Coresta have presented too. And every time, we have one or two labs coming to us with an interest in what we are doing, and with an interest in contributing. That is one side of the new membership which is being generated. On the other side, we also have companies who are working on the crop protection side – pesticides, and how to keep the tobacco in a good condition as it is harvested, stored and ready to be shipped to customers. There is, of course, the very famous tobacco beetle and tobacco moth, which eat around 10 per cent of the tobacco; so we have a Group dedicated to this, and this Group is evolving. Sometimes people want to be there because they want to sell their ▲

What is the ultimate goal of the event? Guitton: The purpose of the Congress, and CORESTA’s reason for holding it, is to provide a platform for the scientists all over the world to present their work. They may be CORESTA members, or they may be from outside of CORESTA, people who have worked in tobacco or tobacco-related fields, such as next generation-related science. Papers can be proposed and we collect the abstracts and review them, and take it from there. CORESTA brings it all together and the ultimate goal is to keep the science advancing. Vizée: The Scientific Commission [SC] is vital in developing the programme. All 20 members of the SC read the abstracts sent in and discuss which ones are scientifically sound, which of them fit into the theme of the Congress, and also which should be presented orally or as posters. Of course,

This conference is supported by China National Tobacco Company. What role has CNTC played? Guitton: All of our events are hosted by a CORESTA member. It has happened in the past that we have had no host, so CORESTA had to organise and host an event itself. We did it in Quebec in 2014, for example, and in 2015 in Turkey for the Agro-Phyto event. And the congress in Berlin two years ago was organised by us as well. Of course, in that situation, we hire a company, but we are the host and we decide what to do. Here, CNTC was the host and decided where and when to hold the event, what kinds of logistics would be needed; and they made the decisions on points relating to the practical items, social events, including the programme for accompanying persons. I would put it like this: they do the container, and we do the content. Vizée: CNTC also proposed three different possible themes of the congress, which were discussed by the SC and by the Board, and one was accepted. More importantly, this theme shows what CNTC tries to achieve, and their commitment to CORESTA. Also, it should not be underestimated how much energy and time the organisation of a congress takes. With this year’s event, CNTC has shown great dedication when looking at the location, the set-up and the staff involved. We have all enjoyed a great congress, but many people from CNTC have been working behind the scenes to make it comfortable for the attendees.

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product. I have to explain to them that we are not here to promote products, but practices. Members are here to bring a contribution and to work on recommendations – if possible, a recommended method, but mainly a guide on best practice. Vizée: I would add that we also have a special member category for academics and regulators. From the latter, we do have a few members, but we hope that more regulatory agencies will become member. As is the case with science, we can help each other and learn from each other. Is membership also open to those not specifically in tobacco? Guitton: So these are the two directions today in which the membership is evolving. We currently do not have enough companies involved in e-cigarettes. There has been a feeling that the e-cigarette world does not like the tobacco world. And since CORESTA has this tobacco-related image, e-cigarette companies do tend to be cautious with us. But when we talk to them, and when people from the e-cigarette side come along to our meetings as guests, they tend to be very impressed by the science that is going on. There was one gentleman, for example, who came along as a guest to one of our meetings and he was very impressed. And I told him that I could arrange for him to join the Evap Working Group, which is normally not possible if one is not a member, but we do allow guests in some instances. So he attended the meeting and he was very enthusiastic about the work which was being

done. We explain to people with an interest, ‘Come along and see. If you like it, stay. If you don’t like it, well, that’s fine.’ So we try to be very open and we do also have regulatory people coming here and working as part of the Groups. They are not members. But we need to show people that what we do and produce here is not the voice of the tobacco industry, it is the voice of science. And science should be robust, and there should be no question about it. We often see differences in results from various studies, but the methods differ. Here at CORESTA, many labs work together to define the most reliable method, so we get the most robust results. Has there been a special focus in Kunming? Guitton: At the meeting in 2012 in Sapporo, I think there were one or two papers concerning e-cigarettes. In 2014 in Quebec,

there were one or two sessions. At this event, we have had at least three sessions dedicated to e-cigarettes, plus a number of e-cigarette-related papers presented in other sessions, and some twenty papers on heated tobacco. So this has been growing, absolutely. We have seen a huge change in what people are talking about in the industry, and we’ve seen this in TJI as well. The whole vocabulary has changed, and this is also reflected here in Kunming. Vizée: We started a few years ago with organising workshops. These have proven to be a great tool: we have a few people presenting on a certain topic and, after that, an active discussion between the panel and the audience. This was a great success and attendees could voice their opinions. This year, 5 workshops [Science and Innovation, Crop Protection, Tobacco Biotechnology, Product Risk Assessment and Biomarkers) were organised and their quality and success has been great. This is something, I believe, that should be continued. We also organised an open discussion session on THPs in order to get an insight into how our members view this topic. What is next for CORESTA? Guitton: Being at the disposal of our members and listening to them in terms of where they would like to go. It is not only about following the trends, but also anticipating what may come and trying to be ready for it. At the moment, we are looking at product usage behaviour, for example, and low nicotine and other evolving topics. At the same time, we are also coordinating and working with other groups, who are well equipped to work in certain areas and do certain types of studies. Interview: J.N. Booth

CORESTA MEETINGS 2019 The next CORESTA Smoke Science and Technology Conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany on 6–10 October, 2019. The event will be organised by Borgwaldt together with Sodim. The next Agro-Phyto Conference will be held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 13–17 October, 2019 hosted by the Tobacco Research Board of Zimbabwe. The next CORESTA Congress will be held in Vienna, Austria 11–15 October, 2020 and will be hosted by Japan Tobacco Inc. See the CORESTA site for more information and updates on these events: www.coresta.org

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ON THE GROUND AT COP8 The eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 1 – 6 October. Over 1,200 delegates from 137 countries, along with numerous other representatives of United Nation agencies and intergovernmental organisations attended. Outside the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), TJI was on hand to report on the tobacco control discussions taking place inside.

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press conferences or sessions of the eighth COP gathering and reported from the sidelines of the event. Since COP6, the public and press, under the COP’s current Rules of Procedure, has only had limited access to the opening session, press conferences, committee meetings and plenary sessions. Journalists, other media outlets and the general public were treated no differently this time around. On the COP8 website, the public was specifically told that the Conference of Parties had the authority to indiscriminately decide to change the status of a committee or plenary session from open to

restricted to public. Along with the typical journalist accreditation documents asked for through COP’s online registration system, media representatives were required to submit and sign a Declaration of Interests (DOI) form to reaffirm they were not affiliated, directly or indirectly, with the tobacco industry. This alone, though, was not enough to get in. The official COP website, states that the “submission of these documents does not amount to acceptance.” All other international organisations that could verify that they were not affiliated directly or indirectly with the tobacco in▲

he eighth Conference of the Parties returned to Geneva, Switzerland for the six-day biennial assembly for the first time since the first COP in 2006. The Convention helps the 181 Parties to the Convention and international treaty to assemble, report and draft global, regional and national tobacco control policies to eradicate what the FCTC refers to as the tobacco epidemic responsible for the death of seven million individuals annually. TJI was not admitted into the


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The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) spent the week in Geneva handing out various material to delegates about tobacco harm reduction products

dustry were required, if they did not qualify as observers, to apply daily at the conference venue for a public badge. Public badges were given out on a first come, first served basis by the Convention Secretariat. The COP’s behaviour towards organisations affiliated with the tobacco industry is a direct result of Article 5.3 of the FCTC, which requires the Parties to the Convention to prevent ‘tobacco industry interference’. The article commands Parties to the treaty and Convention “to protect [public health policies with respect to tobacco control] from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry.” This blanket ban and lack of transparency has far-reaching implications for the tobacco industry and tobacco farmers, but also for some of the main stakeholders – nicotine and tobacco consumers, according to different sources TJI spoke to. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) was one organisation that was actually denied entry into

COP8 as an observer, even though INNCO told TJI it formally applied and met all the criteria to enter. INNCO is a global organisation that represents over 30 countries and millions of nicotine consumers from all over the world. The organisation says it promotes risk reduction in the tobacco control debate and novel tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. Several members from different locations, such as Sweden, Thailand, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark and Cyprus were found peacefully protesting INNCO’s ban from COP8 and promoting novel tobacco products, throughout the week, in front of the CICG building and around Geneva. “All we are, are people who believe that smokers deserve to know the truth and have the option of switching to safer-nicotine products [novel tobacco products], which are significantly safer than combustible tobacco [products],” said Judy Gibson of INNCO. The FCTC’s negative perspective on nicotine and novel tobacco products is

the real issue at stake, says Gibson. “I think that they regard nicotine as an enemy, even though significantly safer nicotine products exist. They [simply] will not accept harm reduction in tobacco.” Several members of INNCO told TJI that the organisation does not receive funding from the tobacco industry, is not affiliated with the tobacco industry and does not raise issue with article 5.3 of the FCTC. The decision to eject INNCO from COP8, came after five members of the organisation were briefly allowed into the first plenary opening speech on 1 October on a public badge, said Kim Dabelstein Petersen of The Danish consumer organisation Dansk e-damper Forening – Danish Vapers Association (DADAFO). Delegates voted to decide whether to reject INNCO’s application to be an observer to the COP8 meetings during the opening speech, says Petersen. “We were sitting next to the live feed of the plenary session and the ten minutes of voting that transpired were cut from the live stream.”


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part of an effective harm reduction strategy.” Members distributing the INNCO flyer said they were simply trying to establish a dialogue between their organisation and the WHO FCTC about harm-reduction. INNCO also suggests that the Convention is not upholding Article 1 (d) of its founding treaty the “Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,” if it would not acknowledge “harm reduction strategies that aim to improve the health of a population”, such as giving smokers the option of switching to novel tobacco products. INNCO says that prohibiting novel tobacco products is unfounded, unethical, unscientific and damaging to public health. In order to get this message across, with the help of the organisation Knowledge-ActionChange, INNCO took part in the launch of a 128-page comprehensive report titled No Fire, No Smoke: Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (GSTHR) 2018 on 2 October. The GSTHR report charts global, re-

gional and national availability of novel tobacco products, the legislation on these products and, as the report states, “the public health potential of tobacco harm reduction.” The organisation said that a short executive summary of the report was also published in nine languages. Knowledge-Action-Change, which is located in London, is said to collect funds from the Philip Morris Smoke-Free Foundation, according to a report by The New York Times. Gerry Stimson, the project director of the publication, said that the findings found in the report derive from over 300 independent studies about prevalence of smoking and availability and regulation of novel tobacco products. During a press conference to launch the report, members of different organisations including INNCO said they were able to distribute 200 copies to COP delegates walking into the conference building that morning. The organisers of the event made clear on a press conference leaflet

At the time of writing, it was still unclear if the minutes in which the delegates voted to reject INNCO’s application were accounted for on the video footage of the first plenary opening speech on the official COP8 website. Currently, five of the COP8 plenary sessions have been uploaded onto the official website. Petersen pointed out that one of the biggest problems with banning the public and media from discussions about tobacco control policies is transparency and participation. “It is a public health problem, so the public should have the right to be involved and to know what is going on behind closed doors.” Throughout the week, INNCO handed out flyers informing the delegates about INNCO’s ejection from COP8, but also suggesting to WHO on the flyer that it “should reject prohibitionism and acknowledge ‘tobacco harm reduction’ and risk-proportionate regulation of tobacco and nicotine products that do not involve combustion as a

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that, just like the FCTC and others working in tobacco control, they have one goal in mind, “a dramatic reduction in the death and disease toll from smoking cigarettes”.

FCTC ON NOVEL TOBACCO PRODUCTS What will the future hold for novel tobacco products? Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, Head of the WHO FCTC Secretariat, has repeatedly made statements that show that the FCTC believes that novel tobacco products are a ploy from the tobacco industry “to make the case [for harm-reduction products]”, as Silva said during the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) in March 2018. Silva also repeated this argument in her COP8 keynote speech on 1 October, in which she said that the tobacco industry had been using “loopholes in legislation” and

“aggressive marketing” tactics to promote novel tobacco products. In addition to that, the WHO FCTC’s press release on the New Report on Global Progress on 1 October explicitly stated that “Tobacco industry interference, combined with the emergence of new and novel tobacco products, continues to be considered the most serious barrier to the implementation of the Convention.”

WHAT ABOUT ARTICLE 17? Barring the tobacco industry from the Convention and Conference is simply undemocratic behaviour, according to Antonio Abrunhosa, president of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA). “The WHO, being a United Nations agency, should be governed by democratic principles.“For the first time in the history of in-

ternational treaties, the sector which the FCTC aims to regulate was totally excluded from the debate,” said Abrunhosa. Furthermore, the Parties to the treaty to Article 17 of FCTC are required to help promote “economically viable alternatives” for tobacco growers, which are supposed to create alternative income options for tobacco farmers. Proposing alternative crops to tobacco, however, requires “agronomic, economic and social knowledge about the very different conditions of tobacco growing” and the sessions are run without experts like agronomists, said Abrunhosa. Article 17 has indeed been one of the most difficult articles for the Parties to implement, according to a statement by Preeti Sudan, COP8 President and Secretary of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, during the “High-Level Segment on Tobacco Control and Global Climate Action” plenary session.

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The Global Progress Report 2018, which consists of the average implementation rates of the FCTC articles, also reflects this challenge. Of the 142 Parties and 78 per cent of the Parties to the treaty that formally submitted their 2018 implementation reports, the average implementation rate of Article 17 has actually decreased in the last two years. Abrunhosa suggests that “the lack of dialogue” between tobacco grower organisations and FCTC has resulted in the failure of the FCTC to find a viable alternative option to tobacco growing, which he says is a clear example of how the FCTC is pushing aside the interests of tobacco farmers.

IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT The Convention also directly linked the problem of tobacco growing and imple-

menting Article 17 with a larger topic this year – the negative impact of the whole life cycle of tobacco on the environment and the lack of tobacco-related environmental protection. For the first time, the Conference featured a “High-Level Segment on Tobacco Control and Global Climate Action” plenary session, in which the assembly speakers discussed the negative effects of tobacco cultivation and manufacturing on the environment. The panel listed deforestation, ground water contamination and the final disposal of tobacco by-products like cigarette butts as the major issues with tobacco. Article 18 of the FCTC requires Parties to the Convention to protect the environment and health of persons “in relation to the environment in respect of tobacco cultivation and manufacture within their respective territories.” Article 18, however, has been just as challenging as article 17 to implement. The Global Progress Report 2018 found that “Pro-

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tective measures in tobacco cultivation and manufacturing are utilised by around one third of tobacco-growing Parties, and there was no notable progress in this area in 2016–2018”. For both article 17 and 18, the report found that the implementation rates have not “seen a significant change during the 2016–2018 reporting period.” The report noted that weak implementation of articles was mainly due to tobacco industry interference, as well as a shortage of skilled personnel, financial resources and capacity. The lack of success of Article 17, and maybe also indirectly Article 18, may be the result of the FCTC not supporting tobacco growers, says Abruhosa. He suggests that the FCTC refocus its efforts on fighting tobacco to supporting ministers of agriculture, labour and trade in developing countries to develop tobacco diversification programmes. Kacey-Anne Kenney


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From the chemist’s toolbox The molecules that give e-liquids their flavour are mostly produced synthetically, regardless of how authentic their flavour compositions may seem. There is a good reason for this, as TJI learnt while visiting German-based flavour house Hertz&Selck . . .

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he journey through the raw material storage is a dream for all of those who like to exercise their sense of smell. Immediately, on the first corner, delicious notes of caramel push their way through a multitude of less discernible aromas. Once again – is that watermelon? And, just a few steps further, the nose trips over a fine, yet easily recognised whiff of lime. Container after container of these raw materials are packed closely together and it’s

from these containers that flavour house Hertz&Selck creates its fine tastes. Over 2000 substances stand here at the ready, estimates Thorsten Quast, who works as a flavourist at the Hamburg-based company. And they come at a handsome cost – one kilo of rose oil, for example, fetches between EUR 8,000 and EUR 10,000 (USD 9,400 – USD 11,700). But these expensive raw materials are not used in the making of e-liquids, Quast says, as he places two identical e-cigarettes on the

table before him. It’s a pity, because that synthetic plant extract smells amazing. Synthetic? As a matter of fact, the majority of flavours used in e-liquids are produced in the laboratory, where experts differentiate between the artificial and that which is nature-identical. The first step is to allow the molecules to bind together until the resulting scent is a match; next, chemists reverse engineer the natural specimen. For example: ethylvanillin is artificial, vanillin is nature-identical. Of course, one could


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DESIGNING TASTE “In order to be able to design a flavour, I have to know which device the flavour is intended for,” says Quast. The flavourist’s tip is as follows: users of vapour products should think carefully about this principle when considering an e-liquid for their device. As a rule of thumb, popular e-liquids fit into one of three main flavour groupings. The first group is the Tobacco flavours, which are often the choice of new or novice vapers; then we have Fruity flavours; and the flavours which can be grouped into the Desserts category, like cake and cookies. “One

trend in particular from the USA has spilled over to us here in Europe: the flavours are getting sweeter,” says Quast, and the look on his face suggests he, personally, is not a fan of the sweeter notes. When Quast creates an e-liquid, it is often at the request of a customer. One customer might send a bottle of e-liquid from a competitor in the hope of creating something similar. The next request might be for a seasonal specialty – an especially light and refreshing mix for summer, for example? It also happens that Quast himself might create a flavour based on a scent he caught while spending time with a friend who vapes, or garnered from a cloud left behind by a vaper on the streets of Hamburg. In

order to do this, he stands at his desk and writes down the recipe, working like a composer who writes sheet music on paper, knowing how the notes will sound when played on an instrument. In the end, the recipe goes to the lab, where the mixing is done. After two days of mixing, the recipe is thinned into a liquid. Then comes the hardware test: in other words, it’s time to vape it. But liquids don’t always taste good after the first, or even the second, attempt. In fact, it can take 15 or 20 attempts, each with slight changes being made to the recipe. It’s no wonder, because mint oil isn’t necessarily mint oil, either. In the raw materials storage at Hertz&Selck, there are seven or eight different variations of this essential oil

ROOTS IN DRIED FRUIT The businessmen Alfred Hertz and Carl Selck founded Hertz&Selck in Hamburg in 1931. With the Hanseatic city being the site of Germany’s largest port, and having an airport located close by, Hamburg offered Hertz and Selck the infrastructure they needed. Indeed, the partners made a smart choice because nowadays the majority of the company’s business is done overseas and deliveries leave the Hamburg offices destined for addresses all over the world. In the very beginning, the business partners traded in essential oils, fruit concentrates and dried fruits for the food industry. It was later that flavours for tobacco products would gain importance for the company. Today, around 80 employees are active, almost exclusively, in the tobacco flavours sector, and Hertz&Selck is recognised worldwide as a specialist supplier of premium flavours to the tobacco industry. For the last eight years, the company has been active in the dynamic sector of flavour solutions for e-liquids.

scrape out one’s own vanilla pod and create a natural product, but as Quast explains, the solids inevitably contained within would stick to the vaporizer in the e-cigarette. At least the taste of vanilla will always be the taste of vanilla – one could believe. But the science of flavours simply is not that simple. While most standard e-liquids are mixed at a 60/40 ratio (PG/VG), or thereabouts, many hobby and ‘professional’ vapers stick closer to a ratio of 20/80. In this instance, the flavours in such vapourrich VG mixtures have to be stronger, otherwise they end up relegated to the background of the vaping experience. A good example here is the ‘After 8’ e-liquid made by the US company, Mystic Juice USA. The higher the VG content in the e-liquid, the weaker the chocolate flavour becomes in relation to the mint notes.

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the ‘best before’ dates printed on food items – the liquids generally remain usable long after this date has passed, but there are exceptions. If e-liquids contain lemon concentrates they can oxidise after coming into contact with oxygen, and even novice consumers will notice the resulting change in taste. “But, actually, the nicotine is what most influences the perishability,” Quast says, because this (colourless) substance reacts when exposed to air. It gradually turns a brownish tone. But this is of little concern to the experts during the production of e-liquids. The flavourist’s immediate concerns are getting the recipe right and paying dues to the numbers shown on the scale. When it comes to ingredients, ratios and weights, everything has to be just right. At several working stations, staff are mixing flavours – and generous helping of the carrier substances like PG and VG – to the required ratios. Here, as a flavour specialist, Hertz&Selck says it sets

Thorsten Quast, flavourist at work

alone, and each of them strike fine variations that only flavourists can recognise. And sometimes German laws make the composition of a new flavour nearly impossible. Here, Quast gives the example of a specific flavour which he came across while holidaying in England. It had tantalising buttery notes which left Quast impressed, he admits. But upon returning to the laboratory, he learned that use of only one of the three required raw materials is allowed in the production of e-liquids in Germany. In this case, Quast had to do a lot of fiddling about. The tools required here are not those that Quast learned in his chemistry studies, but those acquired later, through diverse experience working as a flavourist: first at the German Imperial Brands subsidiary, Reemtsma, and later through years of experience at Hertz&Selck, where Quast has been building up the company’s flavour division for the past seven years. Which materials work, and which fit with one another? Questions like this can only be answered through years of experience. In this way, flavourists need to work in a very exact fashion. Some substances are willing to forgive a more generous handling. Others, however, are known as ‘high impact materials’. On the way through the laboratory, Quast points to a closed door, behind which a large ventilator can be heard. “That is our ‘stink room,’” he says. “When I’m

“In order to be able to design a flavour, I have to know which device the flavour is intended for.” Thorsten Quast, Hertz&Selck

handling substances in there, I tend to wear two pairs of gloves.” Even the smallest of concentrations on the skin react quite penetratingly. “This is the case for emoxyfurone.” In response to a questioning glance comes an explanation: “That is Greek fenugreek,” he says. “It smells like Maggi seasoning sauce.” But heavily-spiced mixes are seldom requested. Few people would order a currywurst flavour, despite the popularity of the dish in Germany. In the case of beer, the picture is a little different, “but it just doesn’t work,” Quast admits. “Like real beer, the liquids go flat after just a few days. This leads to a question about the perishability of flavours and liquids. “We guarantee one year,” Quast says. But this seems to be like

itself apart from e-liquid manufacturers through the company’s focus on designing new flavours and flavour groups. E-liquid makers generally deal with finished flavours, which they order and then dilute, and any real flavour composition seldom takes place. And requests for new flavours, but also for the specialised creation of e-liquids, are on the rise, together with the increasing numbers of vaping consumers in Germany, the rest of Europe and elsewhere in the world. In the coming year, Hertz&Selck wants to take a new, bigger production and storage site under its wing. There, too, any number of scents will no doubt be discovered in every corner of every room. Marc Reisner

Photos: Marc Reisner

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3

12

15

18

12

18

6

4

6

5

5

4

3

3

18

3

18

Eastray 6

A01

Filpak 6

A02

Zhejiang Techmay New Materials Co. Ltd

A03

Flexkon

A04

Wenzhou

A05

15

VE Packaging

A06

Chuzhou Cigarette Material

A07

Run Tobacco

A08

9

SK Nasiruddin

A09a

9

18

Suzhou Image

A09

Jayal 6 Raj

A10

8

4

6

6

6

6

3

3

10

4

75

4

12

24

6

3

3

4

24

24

4

24

16

4

32

ELT/ORSA

B05

Mates International

B06

4

Matuco

B10

JBT

B12

4

8

4

6

6

Silver 6 Logistics

B14

Lukowa

B15

4

B20 Upper Bond

Binhao Technology 12

B21 Guangzhou

CONFERENCE

7.5

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

T28

6

6

6

Dinesh

36

36

36

18

3

T05

D01

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

Lizzaik

36

36

Cavendish Lloyd

T06

T10

18

3

Tobacco 6 Board

3

3

T17

6

18

18

T21

3

3

Kohltrade

T12

T15

3

T16

3

T20

3

3

Hebei Hongtian Glass 18 9

9

C27

3

C28

18

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

3

6

36

6

6

36

36

36

36

6

6

6

6

6

6

3

3

3

3

4

Jomar

C01

6

36

12

tabacum 6 interamerican

C05

Jiangsu

C06

6

Alliance One

C10

Konci

C12

6

Dare Global Packaging

C15

Nimex

C16

6

36

UTF Russia

C20

6

9

3

9

C25

9

3

C35

Guangzhou Yahe

3

9

NAT Technologies

PT

C26

9

3

C34

3 Bokormas

3

3

NTC

3

9

Broadfer HK

3

Snail Custom

T36

3

9

3

3

Bulls Chem T25

T26

3

Venus

T35

3 Tobacco

3

9

3

9

15

15

4

9

9

108

9

108

3

C02

Guangzhou

9

3

9

6

12

12

12

6

6

3

18

3

12

12

12

6

6

F30

Intercontinental Leaf

E01

108

Shandong Tobacco

P05

9

Adam Trading

D10

9

Trust Tobacco

D15

9

54

24

Global

D25

4

Yunnan Henggang

D20

5

Joe Cigarette

D26

D27

5

12

3 Zhao Ying 3

12

12

12

6

3

3

4

Zen Flame

C36

54

4.5

E16

4.5

6

6

14

4.5

54

9

14

Al Mazaya

54

9

108

Real Tobacco 12 Trading

E05

E10

4.5

SCHUR STAR Shenzhen 12 SYSTEMS Jiuwang GMBH

E15

9

54

German Tobacco / Newco / Coopertiva Tabacchi Verona

E20

9

9

Seluz Fragrance & Flavor

E26

9

13

Seating

4.5

4.5

F17

9

Shenzhen Yunxi

F20

3 Wangda

F18

4.5

9

3

4.5

F19

4.5

F10

9

BBM

9

12

9

PGP

3

12

8

4

3

108

72

18

9

3

6

VISITORS ENTRANCE

F05

168

12

18

9

F16a

3

GD

Qader F15

12

8

4

F16

3

9

9

27

Hyman Quartz

F22

4.5

WT & TJI

F25

3

27

F21

Duhana

F26

3

3 Jintianmen Yongchang Honghai

3

6

39

G20

G24

Easy Improve

G26

3

9

18

9

9

9

27

9

Pandokhar

G27

3

3

Unisplendour

H31

Ningbo Light

9

6

Airco

CV Ema International

G25

3

H30

3

3

12

9

16

12

17

192

108

12

12

12

6

3

6

9

3

18

9 Azerbaijan Tobacco

H26

3

6

6

72

6

72

Al Tounbak

H10

6

Al furat

H15

6

36

Tobacco Products International

H20

3

H24

22nd Century

H25

3

18

17

3

6

3

12

12

12

6

6

12

8

4

12

6

6

18

9

J01 J02 OM SHIVA Leaf & More products inc 3

204

SOPARIWALA EXPORTS PVT LTD

G05

16

9

PREMIUM TOBACCO FZ LLC

BMJ

12

G15

9

54

3

3

6

H32 Innovia

Logopak Systeme 6 6 GmbH

3

3

3

4.5

9

9

focke & co

9

27

CME

J26

4.5

K30

54

27

6

6

6

DCM

7.5

7.5 9

ITC

60

30

9

3

7

8

4

6

6

K20

4

K01 Dison

108

12

12

3

12

7

4.5

9

9

27

36

54

42

6

9

K10

3

3

9

DONGGUAN CITY JINGLI CAN CO. LTD

L01

9

3

Eros Export

K05

42

12

9

8

4

6

6

12

6

9

9

Hauni

108

12

12

4.5

54

13.5

Al Manara

L24

9

27

13.5

15

9

9

180

12

12

12

6

3

3

M25

12

12

6

6

6

3 9

4.5

Aiger

9

27

4.5

4.5

KT&G

M21

6

Seating

6

9

9

108

54

54

27

36

9

108

Mudanjiang Hengfeng Paper

M05

9

I.J. tobacco industry

M10

9

Mansour Group

N15

N16

4.5

3

M26

CLP Tobacos

M20

3

Welbon

M24

9

3 Shentang

3

39

VISITORS ENTRANCE

9

108

King's Tobacco (KTI)

L05

15

108

Afrah Tobacco & Cigarettes Factory

M15

L20

4.5

4.5

13

Seating

Shanghai Hangsun

L25

M30

6 Borgwaldt

L26

4.5

3

Gulbahar Tobacco

72

Nicos Gleoudis Kavex

K15

Monus Tobacco

K16

TCPL PACKAGING 6 LTD

J08

9

27

3

Kenzimen Tobacco

K26

4.5

18

HERTZ & SELCK GMBH & CO

4.5

US Tobacco

4.5

6

Hansang International

K31

K25

18

Global Tobacco

J11

108

kaane american international tobacco co. fze

J05

J09

Marden Edwards

J10

9

ARD FILTERS FZC / Delfort / 12 H.B. Fuller / Tann

J15

J20

4.5

Jiangsu Jiayi

J25

4.5

3

12

12

6

6

6

6

12

6

6

9

3

6

18

9

9

6

18

9

15

Hubei Chibi

N28

3

N26 Essentra

Yunnan

N27

3

5

Celanese

P30

3

9

3 Virgo

P16

9

3

P17

9

81

9

9

Orchid 54

54

9

108

BMJ. PT BUKIT MURIA JAYA.

N05

P11

Contraf-Nicotex Tobacco

P10

9

9

BMS Filterrods Industry

Royal Tobacco

P14

WCH

P15

9

54

Tomra sorting NV

P20

3

6 Agrobud

N25

3

3

12

6

6

9

3

6

3

3

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

5

15

3

6

3

Q16

36

36

6

6

6

6

18

6

6

Djarum

Q05

NMPL

Q06

6

Akyurek

Q10

Sub Sahara

Q12

Q15

36

36

36

36

36

18

6

6

6

6

6

Nemuno Microtex 6 Banga

3

Q14

6

Tianhe

Q20

6

6

DWA Pte Ltd

Q25

Komori Chambon

P31

R26

6

6

Extralite

6

6

4

R14

18

3

6

36

18

6

72

Gold Leaf Tobacco RSA

R05

6

24

7.5

Global Asia

R11

18

36

18

9

3

7.5

New Toyo

R08

Ofion

3

R10

6

Evergrowing Trading

R12

15

Zhejiang

R13

6

R15 Pak Hills

6

Tianhe

R20

R25

Sidsam

R27

3

18

5 Hengfeng R14a

3

6

3

9

3 Model Rag

3

6

Tobacco Asia

R30

12

3

3

6

3

3

12

6

6

4

MX

9

9

9

9

12

18

18

S02

18

DONGGUAN HARVEY ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED

S03

Crown

3

S04

3

FUJIAN TAIXING SPECIAL PAPER CO LTD

S15

Tobacco Review

S15a

Golden Club

S16

Izipart

S17a

18

21

7 BOBST

S01

Yuri 6 Gagarin

6

6

6

4

3

3

3 Tobacco

S17

3 Gold Leaf

S18

DWTC - Za'Abeel Hall 4-6

2.5 2.5


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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF EXHIBITORS COMPANY 22nd Century Group

STAND NO. H25

A

COMPANY

STAND NO.

Decouflé s.à.r.l.

L20

Dinesh Pouches Limited

T10

Dison-Tech LLC

K01

Adam Trading Co.

D10

Dongguan City Jingli Can Co. Ltd.

L01

Afrah Tobacco & Cigarettes Factory FZE

M15

DWA Private Ltd. - DJITOE

Q25

Agrobud Lukowa

N25

Aiger Engineering Ltd.

N16

E

Airco Diet A/S

H30

East Ray Trading

A01

Akyurek Kardesler Tarim Urunleri Makinerleri San

Q10

Easy Improve International Tobacco Company

G26

Al Furat

H15

ELT Makine Ambalaj Ve Gida SAN TIC

B05

Al Matuco Tobacco Company FZE

B10

Essentra FZE

N26

Al Tounbak LLC

H10

Evergrowing Trading FZCO

R12

Al Zawrae

E10

Extralite

R25

Alliance One International

C10

Ard Filters FZC

J15

B BBM Bommidala Group

F05

Beijing Landmark International Exhibition Co.

F20

BMJ Industries FZ-LLC

F FVC German Tobacco GmbH & Co. KG

E20

Filters Pakistan Ptv. Ltd. (Filpak)

A02

FDS Ltd. Sarajevo

F26

Flexkon Conveyor & Automation Systems

A04

F10

Focke & Co.

J20

BMJ PT Bukit Muria Jaya

N05

France Tabac

K01

BMS Filterrods Industry

P17

Fujian Taixing Special Paper Co.

S15

Bobst Mex SA

S01

Borgwaldt Flavor GmbH

L26

Borgwaldt KC GmbH

L20

Broad FAR

T28

Bulls Chem

T26

C

G Garbuio S.p.A

L20

G.D. S.p.A

F15

Global Asia Transco

R11

Global Tobacco Ltd.

D25

Global Tobacco FZCO

J11

T06

Golden Club

S16

Celanese

P30

Golden Leaf Tobacco Company

S18

Chuzhou Cigarette Material Factory

A07

Golden Leaf Tobacco Company Corporation - Dubai

R05

F15

Guangzhou Binhao Technology

B20

Cavendish Lloyd

Cerulean

Guangzhou Yahe Bio Tech

C28

Colin Mear Engineering Ltd. (CME)

J26

Guangzhou Zhao Ying Hardware Co. Ltd.

C02

Contraf-Nicotex Tobacco

P10

Gulbahar Tobacco International FZE

K10

Comas S.p.A.

F15

Crown Engineering FZC

S04

H

CV Buana Mahasaya Sakti Filterrods Industry

P17

Haining Tengda Machinery

R13

CV EMA International Shisha

G25

Hasang International Group

K31

Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH

L20

CLP Tobacos

M20

D

Hebei Hongtian Glass Products

T25

Dare Global Technologies Co. Ltd.

C15

Hertz & Selck GmbH & Co.

K20

DCM Usimeca

K30

HK Daehon Machinery Ltd.

G24


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COMPANY Hubei Chibi Yongxing Industry and Trade Co.

STAND NO. N28

I/J

COMPANY

STAND NO.

N Nat Technology

C25

Nemuno Banga

Q14

I.J Tobacco Industry

M10

New Toyo International Co.(PTE) Ltd.

R08

Innovia Films Ltd.

H32

Nicos Gleoudis Kavex S.A.

K15

Intercontinental Leaf Tobacco Company

E01

Nimex Trading Corporation

C16

ITC

J09

Ningbo Light-Industrial Machinery Manufacturing

G24

Iustitia d.o.o. (Snail Custom Rolling Papers)

T36

NTC Industries

C27

IST Metz GmbH

S01

Izipart

S17a

O

Jayaraj Fortune Packaging

A10

Ofion Trading LLC

R10

JBT Sp. z.o.o.

B12

OM Shiva Products Inc.

J02

Jiangsu Ruijia Chemical Co., Ltd.

C06

Orchid Tobacco Industries Ltd.

P11

Jinan Acetate Chemical Co., Ltd.

C06

Joint Success Co., Ltd.

J25

P

Jomar Company Ltd.

C01

Pak Hills (T&R) Pakistan Pandokhar Food LLC

K

Pgp Precision Gravure Printing

R15 G27 F16a

Kaane American International Tobacco Co.

J05

Premium Tobacco FZ LLC

G15

Kenzimen Tobacco

K26

PT. BokorMas

C26

King Maker Marketing, Inc.

K25

PT. Djarum

Q05

Kohltrade Tobacco Trading

D01

Komori-Chambon

P31

Q

Konci STG FZE

C12

Qader Bro International Trading

KT International

L05

KT&G

M21

F16

R Real Tobacco Trading SA

E05

L

Royal Tobacco

P14

Leaf & More

J01

Run Tobacco

A08

Lizzaik General Trading Establishment

D01

Logopak Systeme GmbH & Co. KG

G20

S

Lukowa Tobacco

B15

SASIB S.p.A.

F15

Schmid Rhyner AG

S01

M

Schur Star Systems

E15

Mansour Group

N15

Seluz Fragrance & Flavor Company

E26

Mysmok Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.

S03

Schur Star Systems

E15

Marden Edwards Ltd.

J10

Shandong Tobacco Middle East General Trading

D05

Mates International Limited

B06

Shanghai Hangsun Import & Export

L25

Mazaya

E10

Shengtang GmbH

Microtex International FZC

Q16

Shenzhen Jiuwang New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Miraj Products

Q06

Sidsam Formilan Machines

R27

Model Rag Exports

R26

Silver Logistics LB S.A.L.

B14

Molins

F15

Sodim SAS

L20

Monus D.O.O.

K16

Sopariwala Exports Pvt Ltd/ SOEX India Pvt. Ltd.

G05

Mudanjiang Hengfeng Paper

M05

Sub Sahara Tobacco (Private) Limited

Q12

Mxtobacco Massimo Mantovanelli

S17

Suzhou Image Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

A09

M25 E16


COMPANY

STAND NO.

T Tabacum Interamerican

C05

TCPL Packaging Limited, India

H25

Tian He Tobacco Int‘l Hk Co., Ltd.

Q20 & R20

Tobacco Asia Magazine

R30

Tobacco Board Of India

T17

Tobacco Products International

H20

Tobacco Journal International

TBC

Tobacco-Review International

S15a

Tomra Sorting Solutions

P20

Trident Exports

K05

Triple SYL Trading

D25

Trust Tobacco

D15

U UTF Group Inc.

C20

Unisplendour Technology Ltd.

H31

Universal Tobacco

F16

V VE Packaging Technology Co., Ltd.

A05

Venus Tobacco International

T35

Virgo Tobacco

P16

W Weicheng Lighter Manufacture Co., Ltd.

P15

Welbon Special Material Co., Ltd.

M24

Wenzhou Honglu Light Industrial Co., Ltd.

A06

WCH

P15

World Tobacco

TBC

Y Yunnan Henggang Science And Technologies

D20

Yunnan Tobacco Biological Technology Co.

N27

Yuri Gagarin Plc

S02

Z Zengaz Lighters

C36

Zhejing Hengfeng Packing Co., Ltd.

R13

Zhejiang Techmay New Materials Co., Ltd.

A03


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LIST OF EXHIBITORS 22nd Century Group

Stand H25

Adam Trading Co.

Stand D10

Al Furat

Afrah Tobacco & Cigarettes Factory FZE

Rsa Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 543 775 774 Website: afrahtobacco.com Products/Services: After a survey of the existing tobacco industry in Sudan and the region, we felt that there was a gaping need for an internationally appealing quality both regionally and internationally. We, therefore, teamed up with world renowned partners from France, Germany, Italy, Zimbabwe, Japan, UAE and Lebanon, among others, to offer internationally acceptable quality products. Afrah Tobacco is committed to the highest quality standards at the most competitive price; therefore, we only use the best quality raw materials and packaging in our entire manufacturing process. Stand M15

Agrobud Lukowa

Lukowa 62, 23–412 Lukowa, Poland Phone: (+48) 724 870 703 E-mail: info@agrubudlowa.pl Website: www.agrobudlukowa.pl Products/Services: We deal with purchase and sale of tobacco leaves and we also grow tobacco. Stand N25

Aiger Engineering Ltd.

Vasil Levski Str. 246 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Phone: (+359) 32 905 000 E-mail: sales@aiger.com Website: www.aiger.com Stand contact: Ivan Shishmanov Products/Services: Aiger Group Switzerland Ag operates in the tobacco and pharmaceutical business worldwide. Aiger Engineering Ltd. was founded 25 years ago. All R&D and the production facility for filter and packaging machinery is located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The company is a leader in high product flexibility, and has experienced increasing success in extreme production modularity with the new M-FleX filter line and EON M300 packaging platform. With an annual average growth exceeding 18 per cent per year over the last three years, Aiger is among the fastest-growing tobacco machinery companies in the industry. Stand N16

Lebanon Jawharji Santa Maria Building, Beirut Zalka, Lebanon Phone: (+ 96) 1311 7186 E-mail: rabiha.furat@gmail.com Website: www.alfurattobacco.com Stand contact: Rabih Antoun Products/Services: ‘Al Furat’ is a company that deals with tobacco and its central office is in Beirut, Lebanon. It operates in 17 countries and has more than 270 employees. ‘Al Furat’ has two recognised brands: Elegance and Escape that are produced in two factories: The first one is at Zarqa Free Zone, in Jordan, having an annual production capacity of 11.6 billion cigarettes, and the second one is in Al Fujairah Free Zone, in the UAE, having an annual production capacity of 9.6 billion cigarettes. Stand H15

Al Matuco Tobacco Company FZE

Stand B10

Al Tounbak LLC

Stand H10

Al Zawrae

Stand E10

Alliance One International

Stand C10

Ard Filters FZC

Stand J15

BBM Bommidala Group

Stand F05

Beijing Landmark International Exhibition

Stand F20

BMJ Industries FZ-LLC

8 Al Maktoum St Dubai 31603, Dubai, United Arab Emirates E-mail: info@bmjindustries.com Phone: (+971) 724 35067 Website: www.BMJindustries.com Stand Contacts: Malik Warrayat, Bruno Schild Products/Services: The largest privately-owned manufacturer of multi-format cigarettes, shisha molasses and processed tobacco. With factories in RAK – UAE, Dubai – UAE, Montenegro, Iraq. Stand F10

Airco DIET A/S

Prins Georgs Kvarter 4, 7000 Fredericia, Denmark Phone: (+45) 76 20 15 30 E-mail: asc@aircodiet.com Website: www.aircodiet.com Stand contact: Asbjorn Schwert Products/Services: Airco DIET is the world leader for DIET Expanded Tobacco; with more than 85 plants worldwide (many of them have been turn-key). DIET is used for all Tobacco Products: cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, MYO, pipe tobacco, shisha. Stand H30

Akyurek KardeslerTarim Urunleri Makineleri San

Stand Q10

BMJ PT Bukit Muria Jaya

Kec. Teluk Jambe, PO Box 54 KW Karawang, Indonesia Website: www.bmjpackerpack.com

Stand N05

BMS Filterrods Industry

Stand P17


Bobst Mex SA

PO Box Lausanne, VD 1010, Switzerland Phone: (+41) 216 212 111 E-mail: alfred.ulli@bobst.com Website: www.Bobst.com Stand contact: Daniel Lustenberger, Daniel.Lustenberger@bobst.com Products/Services: Single source supplier for gravure and flexo-printing with inline converting (hot foil stamping, embossing, creasing, cutting, blanking and stacking) Swiss engineered and serviced around the world for your peace of mind. Stand S01

Borgwaldt Flavor GmbH

Schnackenburgallee 15, D-22525 Hamburg, Germany Phone: (+49) 40 85 31 38–0 E-mail: bf@borgwaldt-flavor.com Website: www.borgwaldt-flavor.com Stand contact: Mr Niels Danielsen Products/Services: Borgwaldt Flavor, part of Hauni Maschinenbau, develops and produces flavours and casings for cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, water pipe tobacco, RYO/ MYO, chewing, moist snuff, Kreteks, heated tobacco products and filter capsules as well as flavours and liquids for e-cigarettes. Borgwaldt Flavor also offers tobacco additives such as anti-mold agents, burn additives, humectants as well as insect control and monitoring material. Borgwaldt Flavor works in close collaboration with customers by offering consulting service in product development, blending, processing and manufacturing technology. Stand L26

Borgwaldt KC GmbH

Schnackenburgallee 15, D-22525 Hamburg, Germany Phone: (+) + 49 40 85 31 38 – 0 E-mail: bkc@borgwaldt.com Website: www.borgwaldt.com Stand contact: Mr. Martin Goulding Products/Services: Borgwaldt KC, part of Hauni Maschinenbau, is one of the leading manufacturers of quality control instruments used in the tobacco and vapour industries. Borgwaldt KC is a specialist in the development, customising and manufacturing of analytical smoking and vaping machines, instruments for determination of physical parametres and other specialised testing equipment. The products are used in the lab or on the production floor for all areas from research and development to incoming goods inspection, routine analysis and production control. Stand L20

Broad FAR

Stand T28

Bulls Chem

Stand T26

Cavendish Llyod

Stand T06

Celanese

Industrieweg 80, 3620 Lanaken, Belgium Phone: (+32) 89 710 263 E-mail: sabine.coenen@celanese.com Website: www.celanese.com Stand contact: Sabine Coenen (Tel. +32 89 710 263) Products/Services: Celanese’s cellulose derivatives business has over 40 years of experience in producing acetate tow for cigarette filtration. Celanese offers a wide range of acetate tow products to meet different properties in the finished cigarette filter rod. Stand P30

Chuzhou Cigarette Material Factory

Stand A07


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Comas S.p.A. Cerulean

Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood East, Milton Keynes MK14 6LY, UK Phone: (+44) 1908 233 833 E-mail: info@cerulean.com Website: www.cerulean.com Stand contact: Sabine Coenen (Tel. +32 89 710 263) Products/Services: Cerulean is synonymous with the manufacture and supply of quality and process control instrumentation as well as test and measuring equipment for the tobacco industry. In a continuous evolving market, Cerulean applies its innovative skills in releasing quality assurance and testing devices for tobacco and new generation products. Since 2017 Cerulean, together with G.D, Molins, SASIB and more recently Comas, has been part of the Coesia Group, strengthening the tobacco division. Stand F15

Via Cendon, 1 31057 Silea (TV) – Italy Phone: (+39) 0422 360 514 E-mail: comas@comastm.it Website: www.comasitaly.com Products/Services: Comas is the world leading supplier of tobacco primary and processing equipment, designing and manufacturing machinery for all stages of tobacco industry. In 2018, Coesia acquired Comas which joined G.D, Sasib, Molins and Cerulean in the group’s tobacco division. Together the companies have acquired a leading position in the tobacco market, being able to provide complete solutions to thoughtfully meet the customers’ requirements. Stand F15

Crown Engineering FZC.

Stand S04

CV Buana Mahasaya Sakti Filterrods Industry

Stand P17

CLP Tabacos

EST.RST287-KM110,4 DISTRITO INDUSTRIAL VERA CRUZ, RS 96880–000, Brazil Phone: (+55) 513 718 3753 E-mail: recepcao@clptabacos.com.br Website: WWW.CLPTABACOS.COM.BR Stand contact: Mr.Cassiano Braga, Mr.Joseph Fayad, Mr.Jandrei Braga

CV EMA International Shisha Stand M20

CME Ltd

Colin Mear Engineering Ltd Combe Wood, Chard, Somerset TA20 3NL, UK Phone: (+44) 012 6026 9500 E-mail: jack.miller@cme-ltd.com Website: www.cme-ltd.com Stand contact: David Weatherill, Sales Director; Jack Miller, Sales & Marketing Manager Products/Services: CME is a global supplier of packaging machinery, support services and spares for the tobacco and NGP industries. For over 35 years, CME has specialised in providing bespoke and standard equipment for a range of products including: Cigarettes, RYO, Molasses/Shisha, OTP and NGP. Stand J26

Grand Galaxy City Boulevard Raya , RRG8/18, Jawa Barat Bekasi, Indonesia Phone:(+62) 821 813 33966 E-mail: lina_umar2004@yahoo.com Website: www.doobaccoindonesia.com Stand contact: Ms. Erlina , Mr. Diki Wachyudi, Mr. Gunawan Products/Services: Doobacco Indonesia specialises in producing the highest quality shisha molasses worldwide. With ingredients such as different tobaccos, which are processed in France, and imported flavours from Germany, we produce our shisha tobaccos, while maintaining international standards. Our company is well known as a leading shisha manufacture in Indonesia and for its world wide sales and distribution. Our Standards are set through innovative developments in the shisha segment and its accessories. Doobacco Indonesia strives to modernise the image of shisha in order to satisfy and endear water pipe products for all adults. Stand G25

Dare Global Technologies Co. Ltd.

DCM Usimeca

Contraf-Nicotex-Tobacco

Herbststrasse 8, 74072 Heilbronn, Germany Phone: (+49) 7131 89855–0 E-mail: info@cntgroup.de Website: https://cntgroup.de/

Stand P10

Stand C15

45 avenue des guilleraies, 92000 Nanterre, France Phone: (+33) 1 41 37 52 70 E-mail: pe.dessus@dcm.fr Website: www.dcm.fr/en Stand contact: Vincent Huchet, Pierre-Eric Dessus Products/Services: DCM ATN provides fully dedicated machines for tobacco packaging and for cigarette papers. The E-ATENA fitted with independent motioned servomotors, are multi-purpose printing and converting lines: Non-stop Unwinder – Rotogravure printing units – UV curing systems – Hot foil stamping unit – Rotary Die cutter with any custom-made option. We also offer a large range of Slitter Rewinders to complete projects. Take advantage of decades of ATN savoir-faire and meeting major cigarette producers specifications. Stand K30


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Decouflé s.à.r.l.

2, Avenue du Président François Mitterrand, 91385 Chilly-Mazarin Cedex, France Phone: (+33) 1 69 107 000 E-mail: (+33) 1 69 107 000 Website: www.decoulfe.com Stand contact: Nicolas Müllem Products/Services: With over 150 years of leading innovation, Decouflé has gained a reputation through its long tradition of designing and producing machinery for the tobacco industry. The company offers access to high technology in cigarette, filter tube, cigarillo and cigar making and masters tailor-made solutions for special products. Decouflé innovations at WT Middle East include: Filter cigarette making: Nano-8 & 10 – Flexible Format Changes // Cigar Making and Wrapping: Nano-C make & pack// Online reclaiming of tobacco: I-Loop // Next Generation Tube making: Nano-T make & pack. Stand L20

Dinesh Pouches Limited

Stand T10

Dison-Tec LLC

Stand K01

Dongguan City Jingli Can Co. Ltd

Stand L01

DWA Private limited

42 MacTaggart Road #03–02, 368086 Singapore Phone: (+65) 6285 1669 E-mail: irenetan@dwa.sg Website: www.dwatobaccomachinery.com Stand contact: Mr Soemartono :(+65) 97210517 Products/Services: DWA Pte Ltd is one of the largest recondition company in Asia, specializing in the recondition of cigarette making and packing machines. DWA Pte Ltd‘s new medium speed making machines, packing machines and primary equipment are also highly demanded by the market. The company provides sale of spare parts, upgraded units and size conversion parts. Stand Q25

Essentra FZE

Plot No. S20403 PO Box No.261392, Jafza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 4 880 6855 E-mail: PurushothamGururaj@essentra.com Website: www.essentra.com Stand contact: Purushotham Gururaj (M:+971 52 6648111); Sujith P (M:+971 565075988) Products/Services: Essentra Filters Division is the leading and only global supplier of filter products to the tobacco industry. With more than 65 years’ experience in the industry, we know how to translate the latest innovations, scientific testing methods and regulatory requirements into business success. We manufacture a wide range of filters from the benchmark monoacetate to complex multi-segment filters, it is this and our industry knowledge that helps cigarette manufacturers to exploit emerging trends, adapt to changes and build strong brands. Being part of Essentra PLC, a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products, provides us with financial stability and the ability to leverage the products of our other main Divisions: Health & Personal Care Packaging and Component Solutions. Essentra packaging provides innovative packaging and on-pack security solutions with products used in more than 1.5 trillion items worldwide. Our complete end-to-end service that includes print, tear tapes, freshness labels and security technologies to protect against tampering, refilling, counterfeiting and diversion. Essentra Components manufactures and distributes Protection, Finishing, and Point of Sale products for a wide range of industries and applications. With local offices and distribution throughout the world, the company is well placed to meet challenging delivery requirements. Stand N26

Evergrowing Trading FZCO

East Ray Trading

Stand A01

Office No. LBI15524A Jebel Ali, Dubai PO BOX 17988, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 558 234 952 E-mail: leolee@evertaba.com Website: www.evertaba.com Stand contact: leo li, (+971 558 234 952) Products/Services: We have three companies which are located in Dubai‘s Jebel Ali Free Zone, in Hong Kong, and Qingdao, China. Our business involves importing and exporting Chinese tobacco leaf, stem, scrap, rag, and other co-producted material. Stand R12

Easy Improve International Tobacco Company

Stand G26

Extralite

ELT Makine Ambalaj Ve Gida San Tic

Stand B05

FCV German Tobacco GmbH & CO. KG

Stand R25

Im Bergfeld 5, 79189 Bad Krozingen, Germany Phone: (+49) 174 1303770 E-mail: tarek@fcv-german-tobacco.com Website: www.fcv-german-tobacco.com Stand contact: Tarek Klein Products/Services: FCV German Tobacco GmbH & Co. KG is your top supplier when it comes to German flue-cured Virginia tobacco. The original. Whether loose leaves or strips – we supply you worldwide with one of the best raw materials you can get for your water pipe tobacco production. Quality and reliability are very important to us. Our suppliers grow tobacco in different regions of Germany. Due to this regional spread they are always able to guarantee sufficient harvest quantities, also in case of regional occurring adversities. German tobacco is bred, grown and harvested under the highest social, ecological and technical standards. Stand E20


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Filters Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (Filpak)

6th Floor, Jason Trade Centre, 39-A/1, Block 6, PECHS Shahrah-e-Faisal, 75400 Karachi, Pakistan Phone: (+92) 2134 529 141 E-mail: filpak2@gmail.com Website: www.filterspakistan.com Stand contact: Mr. Raza M. Nensey Products/Services: Filters Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. is a global manufacturer and exporter of filter rods. Established in 1983, the company makes a wide variety of filter rods using the latest machinery and quality instruments. Combined with 35 years of experience, we assure you that we will be able to meet your requirements. Stand A02

FDS Ltd. Sarajevo

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France Tabac

19 Rue Ballu, 75009 Paris, France Phone: (+33) 1445 34800 E-mail: e.tabanou@france-tabac.com Website: www.lacooperationagricole.coop/fr/france-tabac-corporate Stand contact: Eric Tabanou Products/Services: France Tabac is a cooperative organisation growing and selling unmanufactured French and Polish tobacco, with a factory in Sarlat, France. Stand J01

Fuijian Taixing Special Paper Co.

Stand S15

Stand F26

Garbuio S.p.A

Flexkon Conveyor & Automation Systems Ltd.

Flexkon Plaza , Serifali Mah. Bayraktar Blv. Emin Sok. No:6 , 34775 Umraniye Istanbul, Turkey Phone: (+90) 216 527 5180 E-mail: info@flexkon.com Website: www.flexkon.com Stand contact: Mr. Alper Uytun (Project Manager); Mr. Kursat Uytun (Company Director ) Products/Services: Flexkon‘s main business revolves around modular flexible conveyor systems manufacturing, designing and offering turnkey solutions. We supply conveyors for all secondary applications such as: Mass flow cigarette and filter rod conveying, mobile filter feeding systems, buffers, pack conveying, bundle conveying, finished good conveying to warehouse, weighing and sorting to manual or automated palletizing., elevators, tilters. Stand A04

Via E. Azzi, 1, 31038 Paese (Treviso) Italy Phone: (+39) 0422 431140 E-mail: sales@garbuio.com Website: www.garbuio.com Stand contact: Mr. Marco Morandin Products/Services: Garbuio manufactures machinery and control systems for Tobacco Primary Processing, GLTs, Shisha and ancillaries logistic. Garbuio provides a turnkey service which includes: project management, process design, process control, primary equipment engineering, manufacturing and supply, quality control, installation, commissioning and training. Garbuio also offers the complete portfolio of tobacco processing equipment. Stand L20

G.D S.p.A. Focke & Co (GmbH & Co. KG)

Siemensstrasse 10, 27283 Verden / Aller (Germany) Phone: (+49) 4231 8910 E-mail: sales@focke.com Website: www.focke.com Stand contact: Gregor Henning Products/Services: Packing machines, cigarette packing machines, pouches, hinge/ lid packers, soft-cup packers, parcelling machines, wrapping machines, material handling equipment, spare parts. Stand J20

Via Battindarno 91, 40133 Bologna, Italy Phone: (+39) 0516 474 111 E-mail: sales@gidi.it Website: www.gidi.it Stand contact: Beatrice Bussolari Products/Services: Together with Comas, SASIB, Molins and Cerulean, G.D is the only supplier providing a complete portfolio of solutions along the entire production process from primary to secondary, both for conventional tobacco and new generation products. Stand F15


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Global Asia Transco

Jl Raya Jeru RT 01 RW 0 Desa Jeru Kecamatan Tumpang Malang,65156 East Java, Indonesia Phone: (+62) 8123 288 8778 E-mail: irawan@globalasiatransco.com Website: https://globalasiatransco.indonetwork.co.id/ Stand contact: Irawan Hadiwinoto Products/Services: PT Global Asia Transco, is a newcomer in coconut charcoal briquette manufacturing industry. Our establishment is located in Eastern part of Java Island of Indonesia. We are a committed producer and supplier of high quality products to our customers worldwide. Our products are made by using 100% natural resources without any additional chemicals. Our goal is to help the world to be better by providing an environmentally friendly and sustainable energy source. Stand R11

Global Tobacco Ltd.

Str. Aleksander Stamboliiski 21, 4270 Parvomay, Bulgaria Phone: (+359) 3366 0002 E-mail: info@globaltobacco.bg Website: www.globaltobacco.bg Stand contact: Svetla Hubinova Products/Services: The company owns a tobacco primary processing factory located in Parvomay, one of the best tobacco growing areas in Bulgaria. The business of Global Tobacco is focused on fulfilling customer requirements and adding value to their products through industrial processing comprehensive of fine blending and threshing for manufacturing purposes. The commercial outlet of the product is aimed at primary manufacturing industries located in Middle East, Russia and other countries. We are buyers and suppliers of unmanufactured tobacco products of VIRGINIA, FCV, BURLEY, ORIENTALS, DARK AIR-CURED sourced from Bulgaria and from the choicest growing districts. Stand D25

Global Tobacco FZCO Golden Club

Golden Leaf Tobacco Company

Stand J11 Stand S16

3662 Ontario Road , Keysville, Virginia 23947, United States Phone: (+1) 434 390 7596 E-mail: Fredrick.cook@gltobacco.com Website: www.gltobacco.com Stand contact: Fredrick Cook Products/Services: Golden Leaf Tobacco Company is a family-owned company that specialises in selling the highest quality US Tobacco at reasonable prices around the world. We are able to develop and purchase any blend a customer may want. From Old Belt (Virginia) Flue Cured to Pennsylvania 609 to Kentucky Burley, we offer personalised service to our customers. Stand S18

Gold Leaf Tobacco

129 Hilton Road Meadoview Business Estate, Linbro Park Johannesburg, South Africa Phone: (+26) 377 259 6832 E-mail: hannahr@gltcz.co.zw Website: http://www.gltc.co.za Stand contact: manishpvt3@gmail.com (+971) 563 936 613 Products/Services: Gold Leaf Tobacco manufactures cigarettes of high quality in South Africa for both the South African and export markets. We have developed and continue to maintain relationships with all major wholesalers, chain stores, franchise distribution centres as-well as independent wholesalers and retailers. We have always focused on growing our distribution network and targeting all sectors of the wholesale and retail markets. Our dedicated marketing team continue to create, implement and maintain successful campaigns using proven methods within the guidelines set out by legislation in an ever changing competitive environment; underpinned by a philosophy that has been entrenched in our culture – “Keep the customer updated and informed so that they can make educated decisions regarding our products”. Stand R05

Guangzhou Binhao Technology

Stand B20

Guangzhou Yahe Bio Tech

Stand C28

Guangzhou Zhaoying Hardware Co. Ltd.

Zhao Ying Building,The 48th Shang Tang Street, West Lujing Road Guangzhou, 510000 Guangdong, China Phone: (+86) 208 349 9104 E-mail: business@mitsuba-cn.com Website: www.china-shiasha.com Stand contact: Louise Products/Services: Guangzhou Zhaoying Hardware Co. Ltd was established in 1997. We become the first shisha manufacturer in China when we started to research and manufacture shisha in 2002. With more than 10 years’ of hard work, we are now one of the largest shisha manufacturers in P.R. China and are well-known on the global shisha market. Now, we have thousands of shisha models. Our main brand, Mitsuba, is targeted for the high-end market and always up front in the trend of the world’s shisha market. Our other middle and low end market brands, Habibi and Sahlam, offer high quality shisha tobacco at reasonable prices. We manufacture our own products. Our factory in Zhongshan, Guangdong province covers an area of 30,000 square metres. We have shisha processing techniques and machinery to do Jade processing, punching, spinning, die-casting, electroplating, jointing, bottle surface processing, wood processing, spray-painting and tailor-made processing to meet customer needs. With our machinery and know-how, we are capable of making more than USD 30,000,000 worth of shisha annually. Babilon shishas are made by our branch in Yiwu, Zhejiang province. We also have a factory and sales office located there. Stand C02

Gulbahar Tobacco International FZE

Mo 0448, R/A No. 13, Jebel Ali Free Zone, P.O. Box 61401, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 48814800 E-mail: gti@gulbahartobacco.com Website: www.gulbahartobacco.com Products/Services: Gulbahar Tobacco is the anchor company of the Gulbahar Group which represents one of the largest cigarette manufacturing facilities in Dubai. It has a brand mix of three leading cigarette brands: Mond, Milano and Cavallo. Gulbahar Tobacco International‘s brands are exported to over 50 countries worldwide. Furthermore, our brands are continuously adapted to offer a larger range of products for our consumers. We offer a wide variety of styles and sizes including super slims to king size with a variety of filters, flavours and tastes. All brands are beautifully packaged and meet our consumers‘ lifestyle standards. Stand K10


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Haining Tengda Machinery

Stand R13

Hansang International Group

Stand K31

Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH

Kurt-A.-Körber-Chaussee 8–32, 21033 Hamburg, Germany Phone: (+49) 40 72 50 01 E-mail: sales@hauni.com Website: www.hauni.com Stand contact: Jörg Walter Products/Services: Hauni stands for the most successful machinery partner in the tobacco industry. Hauni’s product portfolio includes machines, equipment, and services for every processing step of the tobacco industry – from preparation of the leaves, to cigarette and filter making, to comprehensive services and customised, technical consulting. Learn more about Hauni’s innovations at WT Middle East: New digital products and services; Complete solutions for heated tobacco products production in Primary and Secondary incl. logistics; innovative maker platform: 2nd generation of PROTOS-M with focus of OEE; Consultancy Service for Primary and Secondary. Stand L20

Hebei Hongtian Glass Products

Hertz & Selck GmbH & Co.

Stand T25

Tarpenring 23 , 22419 Hamburg, Germany Phone: (+49) 40 43 25 76 – 0 E-mail: info@hertz-selck.de Website: www.hertz-selck.de/en/ Products/Services: Hertz & Selck develops and produces flavours for the international tobacco industry. This includes flavours for classic products like cigarettes, cigarillos or cigars, hand rolling tobacco, pipe tobacco to chewing tobacco and snuff and flavours for filters or cigarette papers. Stand K20

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HK Daehon Machinery Ltd.

Unit 7, 4th Floor, Raleigh Centre, 9 Yip Cheong Street, Fanling, New Territories NT Hong Kong SAR China Phone: (+86) 359 49127 E-mail: mark@hkdaehon.com Website: www.hkdaehon.com Stand contact: Mark Products/Services: We specialise in manufacturing all types of cigarette machinery for secondary processing. We meet all the international quality standards required for professional production of cigarettes and packing machines, which can be completely automated for minimum user intervention, increasing the productivity of an organisation as well as minimising the production costs. We are launching highly economically complete secondary production line for startups. Please contact us for further details. Stand G24

Hubei Chibi Yongxing Industry and Trade Co.

Stand N28

I.J. Tobacco Industry

Stand M10

Innovia Films Ltd.

Lowther R&D Centre, West Road, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9XX, United Kingdom Phone: (+44) 16973 42282 E-mail: overwrap@innoviafilms.com Website: www.innoviafilms.com Products/Services: Innovia Films is the leading supplier of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films for the tobacco industry with production sites in Australia, Belgium and the United Kingdom. We employ over 850 people worldwide. Our extensive range of speciality films is sold into over 150 tobacco factories worldwide. At World Tobacco we will be showcasing our extensive range of films for clear collation, inner liners, pack wrap and vapour overwrap packaging and CCL’s tobacco labelling. Come meet the team and to discuss our new developments at stand H32. Stand H32

Intercontinental Leaf Tobacco Company

Stand E01


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Iustitia d.o.o. (Snail Custom Rolling Papers)

Pot na Drenikov vrh 4, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Phone: (+38) 6403 41589 E-mail: jurij@snail.si Website: www.snailpapers.com Stand contact: Miroslav Jurij Butina Products/Services: Snail is a brand of high quality customised rolling papers booklets. Snail‘s main activity is production of personalised rolling papers booklets. We are the only company in the world offering possibility of personification of rolling papers for end customers. Our minimum order quantities start with only six booklets but we can also provide service of mass production. We are located in EU and our booklets are composed of materials which originate from Europe. Please visit us on our stand T36 at WT Middle East. Stand T36

Jinan Acetate Chemical Co., Ltd

Room 403, Qilu Software Building, High-tech Zone, Jinan, China Phone: (+86) 531 881 64858 E-mail: sunny.sun@acetek.com.cn Website: http.//www.acetatechemical.com Products/Services: Our company, which was listed in Taiwan in 2015, has specialised in producing acetate tow for decades in Shandong province, China. Currently, our annual output of acetate tow reaches 12,000 tonnes in various specifications which are exported to more than 30 countries and regions. We would like to introduce our new product cellulose acetate flake. Sustainably sourced from the wood pulp of managed forests, our cellulose acetate flake is a bio-based product with many applications. It is the raw material for cigarette filter tow, cellulose acetate and triacetate filament yarns, film and insulation plastic for consumer products such as: screw drivers handles, writing pens, eye glass frames. Stand C06

Joint Success Packaging Co., Ltd.

IST Metz GmbH

Lauterstraße 14–18 Nürtingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg 72622, Germany Phone: (+49) 70226 0020 E-mail: info@ist-uv.com Website: www.ist-uv.com Stand contact: Volker Selg, volker.selg@ist-uv.com Products/Services: IST Metz GmbH is a medium-sized international manufacturer of UV lamp and LED systems. The UV systems cure inks, varnishes, silicones, adhesives, resins and other materials in fractions of a second. One specialty of UV printing is the curing of inks and varnishes under conditions with reduced oxygen. The inerted UV systems, called LCC systems, are able to meet the statutory requirements for tobacco and luxury foods. Stand S01

Izipart Jayaraj Fortune Packaging

Stand S17a Stand A10

Nixiang industrial park, Danbei Zhen, Danyang, 212300, Jiangsu, China Phone: (+ 86) 511 8633 8888 Website: www.zlspackaging.com; www.jsjoyo.com Products/Services: ZLS Packaging specialises in tobacco packaging materials and packaging/printing materials which include tipping paper, inner liner, inner frame, cigarette packs, tear tape, hot stamping foil, holographic packaging materials, transmet board, VM-PET/BOPP board, foil board and others. Stand J25

Jomar Company Ltd.

Rezeka Tower House #64, Road #2, New Engineer Para Rangpur, 5400 Bangladesh Phone: (+346) 0978 7619 Website: www.jomartobacco.com Products/Services: Jomar Tobacco is the most trusted name in the Bangladesh tobacco industry. We have been in the industry since 2005, and have been exporting our best quality tobacco to many countries throughout the world. Our reputation as a leading employer helps us stand out in an increasingly competitive international employment market, and our people are key to delivering our strategy. Having a talented workforce has become one of the most critical factors in our industry. We want Jomar Tobacco Ltd. to have excellent people, engaged teams and be a great place to work. Stand C01

Kaane American International Tobacco Co. Kenzimen Tobacco

JBT Sp. z o.o.

ul. Lipowa 18/19, 20–024 Lublin, Poland Phone: (+48) 601 983 601; (+48) 607 656 603 E-mail: marta.szwajgier@jbt.eu.com; michal.biszczanik@jbt.eu.com Website: www.jbt.eu.com Stand contact: Marta Szwajgier, Michal Biszczanik Products/Services: JBT Poland – supplier of unmanufactured tobacco (CN 2401). Bright Virginia for shisha production; Virginia filler type, Burley, Dark Fire – Cured Contact details: e-mail: info@jbt.eu.com; marta.szwajgier@jbt.eu.com; michal.biszczanik@jbt.eu.com tel: (+48) 601 983 601; (+48) 607 656 603, www.jbt.eu.com Stand B12

Jiangsu Ruijia Chemistry Co., Ltd.

Xinxi Road 28, Fenshui, Zhoutie Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China Phone: (+86) 510 875 56956 Website: www.ruijiachem.com Products/Services: Ruijia is a leading expert in the production of Triacetin (Plasticizer for cigarette filter). Currently, we are supplying Triacetin to more than 80 countries and territories. Now our Triacetin supply covers many tobacco /filter rod makers. Ruijia is an ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO22000, FSSC 22000 certified company, and our Triacetin is also approved by Kosher, Halal and RSPO. Stand C06

Stand J05

Kemalpasa Organised Industry Zone Quarter Yenmis Fabrika Yolu Street No: 28 Kemalpasa/Izmir,Turkey Phone: (+90) 232 878 8833 E-mail: info@kenzimentobacco.com Website: www.kenzimentobacco.com Stand contact: Hasan KILIC/ CEO/ hasankilic@kenzimentobacco.com / 0090 533 305 5118, Hanen KILIC/General Manager/ hanenkilic@kenzimentobacco.com / 0090 555 075 0554, Yunus KILIC/ International Sales and Marketing Manager/ yunus kilic@kenzimentobacco.com / 0090 553 164 7564, Elif KILIC/ Financial Coordinator/ elifkilic@kenzimentobacco.com/ 0090 533 054 2022 Products/Services: Kenzimen hookah tobacco products are manufactured from the imported first-class tobacco and aromas in accordance with the EU standards. The company has been offering its 40 years of experience in hookah tobacco production to its valued customers. Stand K26


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Komori-Chambon

King Maker Marketing, Inc.

1304 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, 27608 North Carolina, USA Phone: (+1) 919 645 6038 Website: www.GoPremier.com Products/Services: King Maker Marketing is part of the US Tobacco Cooperative family based in Raleigh, NC. King Maker Marketing does contract manufacturing of cigarettes made in the USA from premium US flue-cured tobacco and can customise blends to meet customer requests. Stand K25

Kohltrade Tobacco Trading

Av. JoĂŁo Pessoa, 144/A, Santa Cruz do Sul - RS Phone: (+55) 51 210 91049

Stand D01

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13 bis Avenue Buffon CS 26329 , ORLEANS CEDEX 2, CENTRE 45063 France Phone: (+ 33) 238 645 500 E-mail: contact@komori-chambon.fr Website: www.komori-chambon.com Stand contacts: Alexandre HOUSSOU : alexandre.houssou@komori-chambon.fr Tel (+33) 6 67 32 81 41; Jason ELVERY : jason.elvery@komori-chambon.fr/ Tel (+ 33) 6 25 93 74 39 Products/Services: KOMORI-CHAMBON relies on over 130 years of expertise in printing and converting carton packaging. The tobacco industry is a core business for KOMORI-CHAMBON, where its in-line process know-how is the key to quality and productivity. From web to blank, any printing technology, high efficiency rotary die-cutting and customized delivery can be fine-tuned to fit your constraints and help you optimise your production flow. Stand P31


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Konci STG FZE

P.O. Box 17652, Street No. S1504, Jafza South, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 4 880 9400 Website: www.koncistg.com Products/Services: Konci is the one of the leading independent distributors of Chinese cigarettes and marketing solutions in the global travel retail sector. Konci is a well-known name in the Chinese consumer-focused products industry. Responsibility is central to our sustainable growth strategy - how we behave today impacts our business tomorrow. Stand C12

Logopak Systeme GmbH & Co. KG Dorfstrasse 40, 24628 Hartenholm, Germany Phone: (+49) 419 599750 E-mail: marketing@logopak.de Website: www.logopak.de

Stand G20

KT International

1 Rogoshko Shosse Str., Plovdiv 4003, Bulgaria Phone: (+359) 3262 3449 29.09.2015 14:18:32 E-mail: office@ktinternational.eu Website: www.ktinternational.eu Stand contact: Mr. Todor Dzhankov Mr. Aleksey Stoyanov Mr. Teodor Penev Ms. Milena Stoyanova Products/Services: Established in 2008, but with 130 years of tobacco heritage in Europe‘s oldest “tobacco city”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, we are the fastest growing independent tobacco group with a presence in over forty countries and four continents. Our ultimate aim is to enhance the smoking experience for our consumers through quality and innovation. From seed to smoke, we offer a portfolio of products and brands that deliver against consumer expectations – Globally. In 2019, we will continue this commitment with the launch of our new Corset and The King global packs. Stand L05

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KT & G

Stand M21

Lukowa 608, 23–412 Lukowa, Poland Phone: (+48) 692 449 466 E-mail: biuro@lukowatobacco.pl Website: www.lukowatobacco.pl Stand contact: Barbara Hyz Products/Services: Lukowa Tobacco is Virginia tobacco grower, processor and exporter. We provide only the finest Virginia tobacco in order to ensure the best quality products. We grow tobacco in south-east part of Poland and purchase raw tobacco straight from our contracted farmers. We specialise in FCV and burley. We have primary processing and treshing line in our own factory. Our tobacco strips is successfully used by manufacturers of shisha products, cigarettes and cigars. We offer the following products: Strips, loose leaf, scraps, stems, raw leaf. Stand B15

Mansour Group Mysmok Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

leaf & more Ann Mussche

Leaf & More

Eindestraat 3, 9111 Belsele, Belgium Phone: (+32) 474617352 E-mail: office@leafandmore.eu Website: www.leafandmore.eu Stand contact: Ann Mussche Products/Services: Leaf & More is a professional tobacco trading company. With Ann Mussche as Founder and General Manager, we can count on more than 20 years of experience in tobacco trading. We provide a worldwide supplier base with access to every different kind of tobacco. We focus on the success of our clients and suppliers to ensure better business and guarantee a highly personal commitment to client satisfaction. Stand J01

Lizzaik General Trading Establishment

Lukowa Tobacco

Stand D01

Stand N15

Building A NO 107 Qingyu Road Qingxi Town, Dongguan, 523000 Guangdong, China Phone: 008676985675467 E-mail: info@mysmok.com Website:www.mysmok.com Stand contact: Rachel Lin Products/Services: In 201, we started our business in smoke-free products, hardware and industry design. With our rich experience and knowledge about e-cigarette products, we decided to begin e-cigarette development and production business in 2013. Since then, we have partnered with international customers and have built our e-cigarette brand, which has won over consumers all over the world. In early 2016, we set up a special team to focus on another smoke-free product (heat-not-burn device) research and development. We’ve dedicated ourselves to the research, development and manufacturing process of tobacco heating devices since 2016. So far, we’ve invested millions of RMB into the recruitment of senior engineers, the manufacture of high-precision components, the test of prototypes and the constant improvement of the devices. No matter from the ID design or the built-in temperature control system, we stick to our original principle: innovation & improvement. Luckily, with the help of staff, experiments and tests, we were able to bring ISMOD I and ISMOD II to the market. It, can deliver a mouthful of nicotine but produce no harmful chemicals, no tar or ash. It does not burn like a cigarette and, at the same time, gives you the same satisfaction as an ordinary cigarette. Stand S03


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Marden Edwards Ltd.

2 Nimrod Way East Dorset Trade Park, Wimbone BH217SH , United Kingdom Phone: (+44) 1202 861200 E-mail: info@mardenedwards.com Website: www.mardenedwards.com Stand contact: Mr. Gary Thick, Mr. Mike Patey Products/Services: Marden Edwards is a leading manufacturer of overwrapping machinery and track & trace solutions for Tobacco and alternative tobacco products worldwide. The Marden Edwards overwrapping machine will enhance product presentation, increase security and provide product protection. We are a UK manufacturer supplying precision engineered, versatile overwrapping machinery for a range of tobacco products and more including: Single Carton Overwrapping; Collating and bundling of HLP or soft packs into Clear; Naked Wrap formats; Duty Free / Travel Retail Bundle Wrapping; Cigar Tins and Display Boxes; RYO Pouch Collating and Wrapping; Molasses / Shisha Pipe Tobaccos; Vapour & E-Cigarettes

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Marden Edwards packaging machinery has the capability to offer different bundling formats from traditional 5x1x2 to a twin pack of 20’s using thin polypropylene films if required. Optional added value can be provided with the use of pre-printed films and tear tape. This offers enhanced product branding, communication, on pack promotions and easy to open packaging to the consumer. For more information on how Marden Edwards can assist with your overwrapping and packing solution, you can contact us on +44(0)1202 861200, or via our contact form. Stand J10

Mates International Limited

Unit 723, Level 7, Landmark North, 39 Lung Sum Ave., Sheung Shui, N.T., Hong Kong Phone: (+852) 2308 4088 E-mail: angelhuimates@gmail.com Website: www.mates-hk.com Stand contact: Angel Hui Products/Services: Managing for about 20 years, MATES integrates R&D, design, manufacture, marketing, service and trading into a whole. There are quite a lot of tobacco experts in mechanical / electronic / software with strong experience and great achievements working at MATES. Stand B06


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Monus D.O.O.

Stand K16

Mudanjiang Hengfeng Paper Co., Ltd. Mazaya

Al Basra Street Jabal Amman- 5th circle, Amman 11194, Jordan Phone: (+962) 791 0998 74 E-mail: safaa.ispeer@mazaya-trading.com Website: http://mazayamolasses.com Stand contact: Safaa Ispeer Products/Services: After over a decade of leading the Middle East market in the manufacturing, distribution and sales of the finest types of cigarettes, we, at Alzawrae company, have moved towards expanding our scope of work by investing our full resources and expertise in the manufacturing of tobacco-molasses, through our new distinctive brand ‘Mazaya’, which was launched in 2010. Through Mazaya, we aim at revolutionising the production of tobacco-molasses meeting the latest international quality standards and leaving a unique imprint in this industry; therefore, presenting to our customers a diverse and innovative selection of high quality products that meet their diverse tastes and needs. Moreover, Mazaya is committed to the implementation of its strategic plans that move towards achieving its vision and mission in harmony with its set objectives, through embracing a uniquely innovative and fully integrated model. Stand E10

Microtex International FZC

Unit P6–091 Po.Box 123447 Saif Zone, Sharjah-UAE Phone: (+971) 6 55 82083 E-mail: mohsin@microtex.co Website: www.microtex.co Products/Services: Microtex International concentrates on supplying quality machinery and related services for the tobacco industry. We specialise in the design, development and supply of make-pack machinery like Mrk8, Mrk9, Max, Max’S2 HLP, wrappers, over-wrappers, boxer, case-packers and flexi conveyor system. Microtex International additionally offers one-stop-shop arrangement for spare parts. Stand Q16

Miraj Products

Stand Q06

Hengfeng Road No. 11, Yangming District, Mudanjiang, China Phone: (+86) 453 6886623 E-mail: carol@hengfengpaper.com Website: www.hengfengpaper.com Products/Services: Based in China and founded in 1952, Mudanjiang Hengfeng Paper was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2001. More than 64 years’ expertise in the tobacco industry makes the company the global leader of cigarette related paper manufacturing. MOON (Shanghai) International Trading Co. Ltd, a leading global provider of cigarette rolling paper (RYO Papers) in China, which has become a new member of Hengfeng Paper. Since then, Hengfeng Paper has become the most comprehensive tobacco paper supplier providing a full series of solutions for the tobacco industry. Stand M05

Mxtobacco Massimo Mantovanelli

Massimo Mantovanelli, Verona, Italy Phone: (+39) 45 690 1937, (+39) 348 806 0102 E-mail: az.mantovanelli@libero.it, mxtobacco@gmail.com Website: www.mxtobacco.com Products/Services: MXTobacco of Massimo Mantovanelli is among the first and is proud to be able to provide its special bright Virginia tobacco, which is grown at its own farm in Verona, Italy. The tobacco is grown directly with special seeds, fertilisers and special techniques. Stand S17

NAT Technology

Stand C25

Nemuno Banga

Kestucio str. 1, 25124 Lentvaris, Trakai distr., Lithuania Phone: (+370) 524 96509 E-mail: gediminas@nemunobanga.it Website: www.nemunobanga.it

Stand Q14

New Toyo International Co (PTE) Ltd. Molins

A1 Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough HP27 9LE UK Phone: +44(0) 1844 276600 E-mail: regent.park@molins.com Website: www.molinstm.com Products/Services: Molins is a long-standing and consolidated partner of the tobacco industry, supplying machines on a worldwide basis, particularly mid-speed cigarette makers, packers and handling equipment. The company reputation also derives from spare parts and rebuilding services, that always meet customers‘ requirements and expectations. Since 2017, Molins provides a great contribution to the Coesia machinery portfolio, being part of the tobacco division. Stand F15

Model Rag Exports

D.No. 19–2–2, Nambur, Pedakakani Mandal Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India Phone: (+91) 863 255 6344 E-mail: modelragexports@gmail.com, www.exports@modelragexports.com Website: www.meplexports.com Products/Services: Greetings from Mohammed Enterprises Private Limited, Group of Companies. Exporters of all kinds of unmanufactured tobaccos- flue, sun, air and fire-cured tobaccos as well as cut tobaccos. Stand R26

47 Scotts Road, Goldbell Towers 228233, Singapore Phone: (+65) 623 82188 E-Mail: Zamzaimah@Newtoyo.Com Website: www.Newtoyo.Com Stand Contact: Angela Heng Products/Services: Laminated aluminium foil paper such as foil paperboard, foil tissue and foil paper which are used for cigarette packaging. Coated paper and laminated metalised polyethylene teraphtahlate (mpet) board which is used on cigarette boxes. Gravure printing which we print high quality prints for cigarette packing. Lithography / offset printing which we print for folded cartons and labels for fast moving consumer products. Stand R08

Nicos Gleoudis Kavex SA

Frangon Street 6-8, 546 26 Thessaloniki, Greece Phone: (+30) 2310 536 204 E-mail: ngd@kavex.net Website: www.kavex.net Stand contact: Ms. Theano Oraiopoulou and Mrs. Fouli Nikitidou Products/Services: Nicos Gleoudis Kavex S.A., was established in 1927 and is a leading tobacco dealer in Greece. The company purchases, processes and exports FCV, burley, and Oriental tobacco varieties which are from European and Balkan origins. Stand K15


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Orchid Tobacco Industries Ltd

® Nimex Trading Corporation

17/2ND Floor Topiwala Mension 93–97 Mohammedali Rd., Mumbai 400003 Maharashtra, India Phone: (+91) 222 783 4201 E-mail: bagariam@gmail.com Website: nimex.co.in Stand contact: MR Parvez Khatri – MOBILE # (+91) 982 003 8974 MR Manish Bagaria – MOBILE # (+91) 990 990 9968 Products/Services: Nimex Trading Corporation was established in 1971 by Mr Abdul Kader Khatri with a vision to export best quality unmanufactured tobacco & tobacco products to middle eastern countries. Nimex offers a range of products which includes: golden yellow super special tobacco (asfahani), yellow special tobacco (sf), yellow super special tobacco (sf), chewing tobacco, snuff, quiwam, pandharpuri tobacco, filter tobacco, snus tobacco, filter khaini, beedies, gutkha, pan masala, e-juice etc. Stand C16

Ningbo Light-Industrial Machinery Manufacturing

Stand G24

NTC industries

149, B. T. Road, Kamarhati, Kolkata – 700058, India Phone: (+91) 990 009 1781 E-mail: sales@ntcind.com Website: www.ntcind.com Stand contact: Mr Pathak, Mr Abhijit, Ms Karishma , Ms Kshama Products/Services: NTC industries Ltd is one of the oldest manufacturers of cigarettes in India . Ntc has a state of the art manufacturing facility in Kolkata and a set up for tobacco processing of the finest blends of tobacco. Our making and packing is well equipped with a full range of modern machinery to produce quality cigarettes as well as excellent finished packets, which comply with international standards. In addition to our domestic market, NTC exports cigarettes to South Africa, Eastern Europe, African and the Middle East. NTC has won recognition for excellence in quality in various forums, including the world tobacco products contest in Brussels, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Paris and Luxembourg. We constantly work with single minded focus on continuous value creation for our customer through R&D in creating quality blends, maintaining consistence quality with state of the art manufacturing technology. NTC has consistently maintained quality parameters with the product quality rating system. Stand C 27

Ofion Trading LLC

EMGate Building, Sheikh Zayed Road. Dubai 63851, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 4268 8821 E-mail: info@ofion.com Website: www.ofion.com Stand contact: Zafar Adamjee, Salman Saeed, Amer Ali Products/Services: Total Packaging Solutions Stand R10

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109 209 ganga sdf complex Kandla sez, Gandhidham, Gujarat 370230, India Phone: (+91) 9620818571 E-mail: osp.karan@gmail.com Website: www.ospindia.net Stand contact: Lalit Agrawal (+91) 9620818571 Products/Services: Being the fastest growing company among the indian smokeless tobacco segment, we offer our customers, who span across the globe, high quality products. Unique customer experience is our driving force which excels our business further. Our products include: 1) chewing tobacco 2) filter tobacco / snus 3) pan masala 4) gutkha 5) hookah sheesha tobacco 6) exotic natural saffroud essence Stand J02

MO 0762 Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai 18191, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 488 31772 E-mail: faiz@orchidtobacco.com Website: www.orchidtobacco.com Products/Services: Our ‘father & son‘ owned company, is built on 35 years of experience in the tobacco industry and three generations of expert knowledge in the field. Our company is based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai and we mainly do business in two segments- Tobacco Machinery; Cigarette Manufacturing Stand P11

Pak Hills (T&R) Pakistan

Stand R15

Pandokhar Food LLC

Stand G27

PGP Tobacco Packaging

Unit F93, Dubai Production City, 485024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 4 435 7362 Website: www.pgp-tobacco-packaging.com Products/Services: PGP Tobacco Packaging, based in Dubai, supplies carton packaging exclusively to the tobacco industry. Our state-of-the-art, European manufactured gravure printing process, with inline rotary converting enables us to deliver innovative packaging solutions, to the highest standards demanded by the tobacco industry. Stand F16a

Premium Tobacco FZ LLC

Street F11, Al Jazeera Al Hamara Free Zone, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+971) 723 38821 E-mail: sales@premiumtobaccofz.com Website: www.alsafwamolasses.com Products/Services: Premium Tobacco FZ LLC was founded in the United Arab Emirates. We have created and invented many new flavours. We also provide a vast and delightful variety of flavours from different parts of world, including Europe. These fusions of flavours allow customers to have one of the best shisha smoking experiences possible. Since 2008, Premium Tobacco FZ LLC has created many more flavours using French tobacco and European flavours. Today, with AL SAFWA Molasses, we are expanding all over the world and earning a valuable name among leading tobacco producers all over the world. Our vision is to provide the market with the best quality and products at economical rates. We pride ourselves in delivering a popular and growing range of specialities. Stand G15

PT BokorMas

Jl. Phlawan No., 29, Mojokerto | DarmoKali 36, East Java 60241 Surabaya, Indonesia Phone: (+628) 233 429 6829 E-mail: information01@bokormas.com Website: www.BokorMas.com Stand contact: Mr. Rezano Rahardjo (President & Director) Mr. Sharjeel Ali (Export) Products/Services: Established in 1949, PT BokorMas is an ISO certified cigarette manufacturing company and one of the leading supplier from Indonesia with a diversified product range including full-flavoured, mild, superslim, nano and flavoured cigarettes. Our manufacturing process includes using American Virginia tobacco with premium quality cloves combined with the latest technology, equipment and the variety of brands, to provide our customers with some of the best quality clove kretek cigarettes out there. Stand C26

PT. Djarum

Stand Q05

Qader Bro International Trading

Stand F16


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Schur Star Systems

Real Tobacco Trading SA

Royal Tobacco

Stand P14

Liebigstrasse 7, Flensburg 24941 Germany Phone: (+49) 4619 9750 E-mail: sfg@schur.com Website: www.schur.com Stand contact: Klaus Madsen, Managing Director, Bent Anthonsen-Rahbek, Business Manager Products/Services: Schur is an international team of 15 companies, offering packaging, packaging machines, packaging systems, and knowhow. Schur has a staff of approx. 850 people employed at factories in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Australia and the USA. Schur Star Systems is operating out of Flensburg, Germany, Carlsbad, USA and Melbourne, Australia. We take advantage of the knowhow of the entire Schur group to offer the best possible flexible packaging solution to our customers. Stand E15

Run Tobacco

Stand A08

Seluz Fragrance & Flavor Company

API Trio Tower 2805 Al Barsha 1, 35608 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: (+97)152 747 2220 E-mail: d.georgieva@realtobacco.us Website: https://realtobaccogr.com/en/home Stand contact: Ms. Daniela Georgieva – (+97) 1 52 747 2220, Mrs. Ivanka Hristova – (+97) 1 55 709 5230 Products/Services: Real Tobacco SA is a cigarette manufacturing company, which was established in 2017. The company‘s two main shareholders are Openmark Limited and Real Tobacco Trading FZE. Stand E05

SASIB S.p.A.

Via G. Di Vittorio 21/b, Castel Maggiore, 40013 Bologna, Italy Phone: (+39) 0516 327 711 E-mail: sales@sasib.com Website: www.sasib.com Stand contact: Beatrice Bussolari Products/Services: Together with Comas, SASIB, Molins and Cerulean, G.D is the only supplier providing a complete portfolio of solutions along the entire production process from primary to secondary, both for conventional tobacco and new generation products. Stand F15

Schmid Rhyner AG

Soodring 29, Adliswil, Zurich 8134, Switzerland Phone: (+41) 4471 26400 E-mail: marketing@schmid-rhyner.com Website: www.schmid-rhyner.com/en/ Stand contact: Daniel Lustenberger; e-mail: Daniel.Lustenberger@bobst.com; mobile: (+41) 79 615 5652 Karin Paldanius; e-mail: K.Paldanius@schmid-rhyner.com ; mobile: (+41) 79517 23 38 Products/Services: Schmid Rhyner AG is the Swiss specialist for high-quality and user-friendly coatings – together we turn surfaces into experiences. We are creating new functions and new sensations which inspire brand owners, printers and end customers equally. We are making packaging safer, more attractive and help our partners to achieve a higher printing performance and a better brand recognition. Our large product assortment offers the right coatings for a multitude of creative possibilities. Our TOUCH & FEEL range includes soft feel, tactile effects and special anti-counterfeit solutions, whereas our POLAR Silver coatings, available for UV-curing or solvent based, are a cost-effective alternative to hot foil stamping or even replacing a metallized board. Create a mirror like effect and overprint with transparent chromatic inks to get attractive results in an environmentally friendly way. Visit us at booth S01 and get a first glimpse of the newest development for highest added value and differentiation at the point of sale : POLAR Silver Rainbow! Stand S01

Selimpasa Organize San.Böl. 6043 Sok.No:6 Selimpasa Istanbul, Silivri 34570 Turkey Phone: (+90) 212 734 3636 E-mail: export@seluz.com Website:www.seluz.com Stand contact: Ummet Oztürk, Veysel Akyol Products/Services: As Seluz, we are globally one of the leading suppliers of fragrances and flavours. In our Istanbul headquarters, we provide solutions for a great variety of product groups including aerosol formats. We have an Internal Perfume Academy and 18 junior perfumers are trained in line with the high global standards through this academy by 6 senior perfumers with in-depth global experience. We continue to create fragrances and flavours by blending the most special ingredients of nature in our dynamic, innovative and creative universe with a never ending passion. Our state of the art production facility, technical experience, high-quality standards, strong analytical skills and market understanding enable us to provide solutions ahead of time. We welcome you to explore Seluz universe, beyond the sense. Stand E26

Shandong Tobacco Middle East General Trading

Stand D05

Shanghai Hangsun Import & Export

Stand L25

Shengtang GmbH

Stand M25

Shenzhen Jiuwang New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Unit B2,9/F,Yanxiang Science And Technology Building,NO.31 Gaoxin 4th Middle Road,Nanshan District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518000 China E-mail: guo@jwxc99.com Website: www.jwxc99.com Stand contact: Hailong Guo Products/Services: Shenzhen JiuWang New Material Technology Co., Ltd. is headquartered in ShenZhen NanShan District High-Tech Park. It is a fast-growing new material technology company. Its main business is natural ceramic coating packaging and new functions materials development, production and sales. Our company develops natural ceramic coating packaging and materials and some of the first patented products in this sector. It can be used for various industries application and especially issues related to packaging in the tobacco industry. We provide integrated solutions that are environmental friendly, that keep the product fresh, prevent mold and are energy saving. The ceramic plating functional packaging, which was developed by Shenzhen JiuWang, is capable of storing water, removing bitterness and impurities and preventing mold from forming on cigarette products. Also, the ceramic innerliner, which does not have an aluminium foil, is easy to degrade. Ceramic tipping paper can absorb some harmful substances in cigarette filters. This product is suitable for packaging of dairy products, food and beverage, medicine and tea, etc., which can effectively extend the freshness and shelf life of the product. Stand E16


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Sidsam Formilan Machines

Silver Logistics LB S.A.L

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Stand R27

Mazraat Yachouh, Beirut, Lebanon facing Civil defense Kaslik, Pink Center, North Metn 1899 Jounieh , Lebanon Phone: (+009) 614 911 574 E-mail: simone.bartolmaos@silverlogisticslb.com ; alineawad@akikis.com Website: www.silverlogisticslb.com Stand contact: Mrs. Simone Bartolmaos, Mr. Tanios Akiki Products/Services: “Silver Logistics LB” manufactures filter rods for the tobacco industry. The factory, certified ISO9001:2015, is equipped with “KDF5” and “KDF6” production lines from Hauni Germany and can produces mono-acetate filter rods ranging from super slim to king size filters as well as threaded and flavoured filter rods. Stand B14

Sodim SAS

A29 Rue Bernard Palissy, 45800, Saint Jean de Braye, France Phone: (+33) 238 723 872 E-mail: sodim@sodim.com Website: www.sodim.com Stand contact: Christine Camilleri Products/Services: Sodim is an innovative leader in metrology applied to tobacco products and their components. Our product portfolio covers the sector of quality control instruments for the determination of physical parameters as well as smoke topography devices. Sodim innovations at WT Middle East include: Capsule filter rod and cigarette analyzer: SODISCAN-MWS; New generation of test stations for cigarettes, filter rods, cigars and cigarillos: SODILINE Family, SI vision device, SODIQUBE & SODISTAR. Sodim’s product range includes human smoking topography devices as well as modules dedicated to RRP products and new filters (hollow, recess, channel ventilation, capsules). Stand L20


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Tabacum Interamerican

RSC 287, Km, 78 P.O. Box 22, 95800-000 Venancio Aires, Brazil Phone: (+55) 51 37383738 E-mail: tabacum@tabacum.com Website: www.tabacum.com

SOEX India Pvt. Ltd. ( & Sopariwala Exports Pvt. Ltd.)

‘Nirmal’, 21st floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021 Phone:+ (91) – 22– 6639 6666 E-mail: info@soex.com Website: https://www.soex.com/ Products/Services: SoeX India, a group company of the Fazlani Group, has been at the heart of everyone’s lives since 2002. With a worldwide reach of more than 40 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and America, we have been the recipients of multiple awards for product excellence and have been recognised by the Government of India as an Export Oriented Unit (EOU), a definite quality control assurance parameter. Soex India is known for its high quality products and its cutting-edge innovations, such as our “Afzal” brand, which consists of more than 100+ hookah flavours (sweet, beverage, spicy, cool and fruit flavours). Afzal hookah molasses truly helps you to “Maxperience the Flavour” with its unique recipe of proper blending of tobacco, flavours & other ingredients. Stability & consistency in each batch of production is our added USP which makes sure that our products taste the same every time. Our portfolio not only includes hookah tobacco for regular smokers, but also prosmokers with our newly launched brand “Afzal Strong” for premium smokers which has strong flavours & a strong tobacco taste. “Soex” is an alternate name to Herbal smoking with “0 per cent tobacco, 0 per cent nicotine and 0 per cent tar”. Under the brand “Irfaz“, we meet the international requirement for smart charcoal & natural coconut charcoal. It comes indifferent sizes and SKUs to suit everyone‘s needs. We understand this new-age and on-the-go concept, which has helped us to create “Afzal Hookah2Go” for anywhere, anytime smoking…. Stand G05

TCPL Packaging Limited, India

Empire Mills Complex, 414, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013, India Phone: (+91) 2261 46000 E-mail: nilesh.khandhedia@tcpl.in Website: www.tcpl.in Stand contact: Mr. Saket Kanoria, Mr. Vidur Kanoria, Mr. Nilesh Khandhedia Products/Services: TCPL Packaging is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 220001:2005, BRC/IoP, FSC Chain of Custody certified and SEDEX complaint packaging company in India. It is one of the leading and largest manufacturers and exporters of folding cartons in India, specialising in printing of cigarette blanks, outers, printed tipping paper, printed BOPP etc. The company is currently catering to the HLP/CBO requirements of Philip Morris and BAT associate companies in India and other leading cigarette manufacturers in the region, besides also being one of the leading suppliers to other FMCG customers such as Unilever, Nestle, Colgate, and Johnson & Johnson etc. The company has also ventured into the flexible packaging industry. We have installed the best equipment in the world in order to supply cork tipping paper, laminates, sleeves and wrap around labels. Stand H25

Tian He Tobacco Int‘l Hk Co.,Ltd

Sub Sahara Tobacco (Private) Limited

Number 15, Straker Avenue, Gunhill, Harare, Zimbabwe Phone: (+263) 776 695 396 / (+263) 775 621 090 E-mail: sales@subsaharatobacco.com Website: www.subsaharatobacco.com Stand contact: Mr. Tapiwa Masedza & Ms. Getmore Mangundu Products/Services: Sub Sahara Tobacco is a Zimbabwean company that supplies premium flue-cured Virginia tobacco and related products. Our value chain involves contract farming, tobacco buying from farmers, processing and export of lamina/ strips, cut rag, stems and fines. Stand Q12

Suzhou Image Laser Technology Co., Ltd

#28 XingZhong RD, Gentek Park Building F #28 XingZhong RD, JiangSu SuZhou, China Phone: (+86) 180 1278 0003 E-mail: sales@gzlaser.com Website: www.nip-image.com Stand contact: Jack Zhang

Stand A09

Stand C05

16/F Yue Hing Building, 103 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Phone: (+852) 352 01578 Website: www.thtob.com Products/Services: Tian He Tobacco Int’l HK Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our core business is investing in tobacco growing, processing, and in products related to tobacco research, development and production. Tian He has great techniques and experts for tobacco growing, processing and marketing in the field, as well as broad geographic sourcing and marketing in the field, as well as broad geographic sourcing capability and abundant customers. We also have close and long-term cooperation with leaf tobacco suppliers and end users. We supply quality leaf tobacco to our customers. Our business covers the tobacco market, cigarette manufacturers from different areas of Asia, Europe and South America. Stand Q20 & R20


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Tobacco Board India

Tobacco Asia Magazine

399 Sukhumvit Rd, Room 3225, Interchange 21 Bldg., 32nd Fl., Bangkok 10110, Thailand Phone: (+66) 2 660 3789; Mobile: (+1) 917 843 0000 E-mail: info@octobermultimedia.com Website: www.tobaccoasia.com Stand contacts: Glenn Anthony John (publisher; Nattira Medvedeva (associate editor); Thomas Schmid (contributing editor); Emerson Leonard (sales director) Products/Services: Tobacco Asia is only magazine written and edited for the Asia regional tobacco and tobacco-related industries and has unrivalled distribution to the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, Southeast Asia, and China. Now in its 23rd year, Tobacco Asia is published five times a year in English and Chinese versions. Stop by the booth for special subscription offers to attendees and for more info on Tobacco Asia, www.tobaccoasia.com, and the monthly Tobacco Asia newsletter. Stand R30

Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, Post Box No.322, Grand Trunk Road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522004 India Phone: (+91) 863 235 8068 E-mail: exports@indiantobacco.com Website: https://tobaccoboard.com Stand contacts: . Ms.Sunitha Kolaventy, Ias., Executive Director; Mr. Ganta Ratnasagar, Regional Manager Products/Services: Tobacco Board India, was established by the government of India for the overall development of the tobacco industry in the country. The tobacco board regulates FCV tobacco supply in India to meet the changing domestic & international demands, and also conducts domestic sales for FCV tobacco through transparent e-auctions, and implements social responsible welfare measures. It undertakes brand building for Indian tobacco varieties and sponsors trade delegation to importing countries. The board also invites delegations from abroad. We handle unmanufactured tobacco, cigarettes, cut tobacco, chewing tobacco/zarda, bidis, hookah tobacco paste, cigars and snuff. Stand T17

Tobacco Products International

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Tobacco Journal International

Konradin Selection GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 2, 55127 Mainz, Germany Phone: (+49) 6131 5841 103 E-mail: stefanie.scherrer@konradin.de Website: www.tobaccojournal.com/ Stand contact: Stefanie Scherrer Products/Services: With a history going back more than 50 years, TJI is the world‘s leading trade journal for the tobacco industry. Our supply chain, dedicated editors and expert correspondents located across the globe provide you with up-to-date news and insights relating to all things tobacco. For all the latest tobacco industry news, visit our website (www.tobaccojournal.com/) and sign up for our weekly newsletter. Stand TBC

UTF Group Inc.

2645 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11223 USA New York, New York 11223 , United States Phone: (+7)4 0156 327 55 E-mail: info@utfrussia.com Website: http://utfrussia.com Stand contact: Tani Voles Products/Services: UTF Group Inc is a modern company manufacturing cigarettes, cigarette filters & hookah tobacco. UTF Group’s manufacturing facility is based in Kaliningrad. We do not use recycled tobacco in our production. Our factory makes monoacetate filters of all sizes & six types of compound filters. We sell quality: guaranteed, stable, uncompromising. And we have everything for that: Hi-tech production, stateof-the-art equipment, an international team of experts with an unique experience, and the best tobacco on the planet. Stand C20

Unisplendour Technology Ltd. Tobacco-Review International

P.O.Box 40, 127224 Moscow, Russia Phone:( +7) 495 720 0952 E-mail: t-review@mtu-net.ru, Andrei@tobaccoreview.com Website: www.tobaccoreview.com Stand contact: Andrey Markov Products/Services: International tobacco industry publication (Russian/English). Stand S15a

TOMRA Sorting Solutions

Romeinse Straat 20 ,3001 Heverlee, Belgium Phone: (+32) 16 396 396 E-mail: marijke.bellemans@tomra.com Website: www.tomra.com/tobacco Stand contact: Lars Janssen, Market Manager Tobacco Products/Services: TAILOR-MADE TOBACCO SORTING SOLUTIONS - Both processors and consumers expect tobacco that is one hundred percent free of any foreign material. But even the best agricultural practices can‘t always guarantee a non-tobacco related material (NTRM) free product. That’s why tobacco sorting is vital. TOMRA is a leading provider of tobacco sorting equipment with 300+ machines installed worldwide, ensuring product purity and reliability. SORTING TOBACCO IS VITAL TOMRA strives for an NTRM-free tobacco product in all tobacco varieties. This happens by implementing technology and equipment at various tobacco processes and advising processors on their complete processing installations. Even with the best Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP’s), NTRM’s such as feather, cocoon, grass, candy wrappers or fertilizer bag material cannot be avoided. That’s why the implementation of tobacco sorting technology is vital, as it guarantees a clear tobacco end-product. Through dedicated research and development, TOMRA has become the leader in sensor-based sorting solutions in the tobacco industry, developing a vast array of sensor technologies and high-speed image and data-processing systems. Stand P20

Trident Exports

Stand K05

Triple SYL Trading

Stand D25

Trust Tobacco

No. 183 Hudi Rd, Shantou, Guangdong 515000 China Phone: (+86) 1341 707 7264 E-mail: gaffenyang@unis-tech.com Website: www.unis-tech.com Stand contact: Gaffen Yang Products/Services: Unisplendour Technology Ltd. (Unis-tech) is a manufacturing company specialising in research development, manufacturing and distribution of metallised hologram, multi-lens transfer/lamination film. Our products are widely applied to high-end package market such as tobacco, liquor, cosmetic, toothpaste box and other luxury products. Unis-tech has the latest model of equipment and brand new facilities for mastering and recombining hologram/Fresnel lens with registration. Our production facility includes coaters, slitters, metaliser, seamless embossers and UV embossers which can offer 700 – 1500 cm width metallised, holographic or Fresnel lens transfer/ lamination film. Our production capacity is 15 million square metres per month. Unis-tech staff has had hand on experience working in specialty printing industry and therefore can offer expert advice and service throughout concept designing, manufacturing and products’ end-using. Additionally, we are throughout the world. We will be available to you throughout the entire process providing you with technical support and service from our cross field application engineers. Stand H31

Universal Tobacco

Stand F16

VE Packaging Technology Co., Ltd.

Qianjin Road East, Precision Manufacturing Industry Park, Danyang City, Jiangsu, China Phone: (+86) 511 86882618 Website: www.vepackaging.com Products/Services: We are a collection of enterprises specialising in: trademark design, printing, anti-counterfeiting packaging technology research and application of printing technology and consulting. Our main products are cigarette blanks, aluminium foil paper, inner frame, pouch and tipping paper. We take pride in providing state-of-the-art solutions for printing processes, and customers‘ unique requirements for packaging and printing, while also supporting the introduction of scientific testing instruments, setting up a special raw material and finished product testing department to ensure product accuracy and standardisation. We passed the ISO9000 international quality system certification. Stand A05

Venus Tobacco International

Stand T35

Virgo Tobacco

Stand P16

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Weicheng Lighter Manufacture Co.,Ltd

NO.8 Ave, Hubain Town, Ganzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ganzhou, JIANGXI PROVINCE 341000 China Phone: (+86) 797 825 6318 E-mail: dxu@weichenglighters.com Website:www.weichenghuoji.com Stand contact: Daisy Products/Services: The company was established in 2001 and is devoted to manufacturing and exporting cigarette lighters. Our products are exported to more than 30 countries and regions throughout Asia, Europe and America. Stand P15

Welbon Special Material Co., Ltd

No.36 Gaobu Rd,Gaohe Town, Anqing , Anhui Province 246121 China Phone: (+86) 1381 9185 915 E-mail: majing@welbon.com Website: www.welbonpaper.cn Stand contact: Daisy Ma Products/Services: Welbon Special Material Co., Ltd is a subsidiary of Welbon Group, which was established in 2004 by merger & acquisition. As one of the leading suppliers of tobacco, battery, food and paper, Welbon Special Material Co., Ltd. has been committed to delivering sustainable and innovative solutions and services to customers since 1958. We offer tobacco-related papers (such as high-porosity plug wrap paper and tipping base paper etc.) to Non-tobacco speciality papers (such as Alkaline Battery Separator Paper, Tea Filter Paper etc.). Stand M24

Wenzhou Honglu Light Industrial Co., Ltd.

4th Floor, Building 21, Fuxin Industrial Zone, No.16 Binhai 2nd Road, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325000 China Phone: (+86) 1590 687 0551 E-mail: Dollylighter@163.com Website: www.cnhlu.com Stand contact: Leilei Cai Stand A06

WCH

Stand P15

World Tobacco

Stand TBC

Yun nan Tobacco Biological Technology Co.

Stand N27

Yunnan Henggang Science and Technologies Co.,Ltd.; Shenzhen Glarewy Technology Co.,Ltd; Yunnan Hongta Blue Eagle Paper Co.,Ltd.

Room 2006, Floor 20, Block B, Xicheng Times 2553 Dianmian Avenue,Wuhua District Kunming, Yunnan 650001, China Phone: (+86) 135 187 93065 E-mail: hr@hgtobacco.com Website: www.hgtobacco.com; www.guanwei.com.cn; www.ynhtbe.com. Stand contact: Zhang Qiang (+86) 871 68585033 Products/Services: Yunnan Henggang Science and Technologies Co.,Ltd. is mainly engaged in cigarette technology research and technical support services for related materials production. As a new pattern enterprise to serve tobacco, it has developed into an innovative enterprise with tobacco refined products, tobacco absolute, tobacco key aroma products and special flavour products. Stand D20

Yuri Gagarin Plc

Rogoshko shosse 1, 4003 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Phone: (+359) 32 907 213 E-mail: marketing@gagarin.eu Website: www.gagarin.eu Products/Services: Yuri Gagarin produces filters for the tobacco industry, printing materials and cigarette tubes. Stand S02

Zengaz Lighters

Stand C36

Zhejiang Hengfeng Packing Co., Ltd.

No. 1688 Jiashan Great Rd., Jiashan 314113, Zhejiang, China Phone: (+86) 573 89106881 Email: sales@china-tj.com.cn Website: www.china-tj.com.cn Stand contact: Akon fang Products/Services: Hengfeng was founded in 2004. From this point on, hot foils for tipping paper have been the core of our business. Now, we provide more than 80 per cent of the brands for companies on the Chinese market. We have a large volume each year due to our techniques and employees who ensure foil quality meets growing quality standards and changing rules and regulations. A whole line of solutions can be provided, please come by and join us at WT Middle East. Stand R13

Zhejiang Techmay New Materials Co.,Ltd

No.5th Kaiyuan Rd, Chengnan Development zone, Long you County , Long you, Zhejiang 324400 China Phone: (+86) 570 756 7521 E-mail: techmay@techmaypaper.com Website: www.techmaypaper.com Stand contact: Ronald Yu (+86) 5663 00113 service@techmaypaper.com, Belinda Xiong (+86) 0501 537 078 salesc@techmaypaper.com, Poppy Tong(+86) 564 636113 salesh@techmaypaper.com Products/Services: We are a professional manufacturer of tipping paper and aluminium foil paper. With more than 8000 tonnes annual output, Techmay specialises in the manufacture of printed, hot stamping and perforated tipping and related cigarette pack materials. The company exports its products to many countries such as the UAE, India, Canada, South Africa and Turkey. Stand A03


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Advertiser index Aiger Airco Diet

5 41

Al Furat

17, 19

BMJ

22 / 23

Contraf Nicotex

10 / 11

DCM Evergrowing Tobacco

31

Publisher: Katja Kohlhammer

29

Publishing House: Konradin Selection GmbH, Ernst-Mey-Strasse 8 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

Focke

Inside Front

G.D

Inside Back

KT Indusries

Back Cover

Leaf & More

55

Logopak

45

Lukowa

49

Marden Edwards

47

Mazaya

37

IST Metz

8

Moisttech

33

Nemuno Banga

39

SOEX

12 / 13

Sub Sahara

57

Tabacum

51

Tomra

43

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