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Volume 18, Number 1

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10 tobaccoasia WHO SAID WHAT? Manufacturing Focus 工厂聚焦 EDITORIAL MASTHEAD Editor & Publisher Glenn Anthony John Managing Editor Howard Richardson Contributing Writers Allen Liao Zhao Rongguo Art Director Somjet Thitasomboon Translations Tran Tan Kiet Liao Tian Liang Nanthalee Rattanayong Exhibition and Office Manager Sayaporn Wattanaking Website/IT Manager Siriporn Phuttachan Editorial/Circulation Offices Tobacco Asia c/o October Inter Co. Ltd. Vanit Building 2, Room 1403A 1126/2 New Petchburi Rd. Bangkok 10400 THAILAND Tel (Thailand) +66 2255 6625 Fax (Thailand) +66 2655 2211 Netherlands ITM Launches E-Platform ITM Group launched its next generation e-commerce website, which will initially focus on make pack operations (www.e- It includes device-specific pages, including for mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. The website claims an improved stock system for wear parts and components of leading brands; sub assembly drawings; an online catalogue; upgrades and conversions, plus personal recommendations provided by ITM. The company has also expanded storage capacity in Kampen, Nether- lands to ensure a large selection of spare parts is continuously in stock. It says urgently required spare parts can now be dispatched within 24 hours. ITM Group announced that "With this e-tobacco platform we can offer more than 140,000 parts to fit various brands; faster buying procedures, and easy to find products." Also offered are "24/7 service without geographic limitations, low operational costs and greater access to information." UK Domino Dividend Hike Domino Printing Sciences revealed revenue growth of 8% in its preliminary report for 2013. The chairman Peter Byrom commented that significant investment has been made in research and development and in the digital printing business, which was expected to grow further in 2014. Cash flow was strong he added. "Our businesses in the US, Germany and China, the largest markets for the group, all reported double digit sales growth," he said, confirming that "The board has declared an increase in the annual dividend of 5%." Group managing director Nigel Bond said, "In Asia, it was pleasing to see improving economic data emerging from China where our sales increased by 11% over the year as a whole. Our recent trend of improving results in the US continued with another year of double digit growth." China/South Africa TSAL Filter Rod Facility in SA Tobacco Solutions Asia Limited (TSAL) has announced the completion of its first Filter Rod Manufacturing facility commissioned in South Africa. The machine comprises a Hauni KDF line capable of supplying mono acetate filters in various diameters and lengths. The capacity is 8,500 rods per minute. "I'm not sure that I buy this idea that because you see people vaping e-cigarettes it's going to make you go out and try cigarettes." Kirsten Bell, professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia and researcher on the public health responses to e-cigarettes. Nigel Bond, Domino UK group managing director

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