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Volume 19, Number 1

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tobaccoasia 71 FILTERS Filters and filter products are probably the one area of cigarette matufactur- ing that has experienced the most innovation in the last few decades. Companies offer myrriad solutions and keep coming up with newer and newer state-of-the-art ways of filtering out toxins and impurities, while leaving that unmistakable flavor intact. As such, filter companies have to employ teams of highly knowledgable experts and experienced scientists whose work in research and development plays a paramount role it their success. Apart from the practical benefits, filters are also a great way to provide brand differentiation and reduce the overall cost of a cigarette. HITKARI MULTIFILTERS LTD. India's number one producer of top quality filter rods – mono acetate, slim, ultra slim, flavored, filter tips for RYO segment. 1) Mr. Arun K. Hitkari – Chairman & Managing Director 2) Mr. Arjun A. Hitkari – Director 3) Mr. Ashok Bhandari – Asst. General Manager (Commercial) 4) Mr. Ajay Kandoth – General Manager (Engg. & Projects) 5) Mr. R.K. Handoo – General Manager (Works) Hitkari House, 6th & 7th floor, 284 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India Tel: +91-22-22694051/2/3 | Fax : +91-22-22694455 | E-mail : Filters Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (FILPAK) FILPACK is one of the oldest filter rod manufacturers since 1983 (32 years). Within its state-of-the-art facility, the company produces mono-acetate, slim, super slim, nano, flavored, charcoal, dual, triple, recessed, and NWA filters. Located just 25 minutes from the sea port, FILPAK's facility is fully air-condi- tioned and humidity controlled to maintain consistent production while its laboratory can help develop filters for tar and nicotine delivery requirements. FILPAK filter lines are all fitted with automatic quality systems & ejection systems to ensure a proper quality production. In addition, FILPAK maintains two teams of quality control to counter-check each other: one team quality checks during production while the other team quality checks finished goods before delivery. The company houses the latest quality instruments which are re-calibrated every shift – thus ensuring a quality product for its customers. Key personnel have been trained in the United Kingdom while over 95% of the employees have been with the company for over 25 years – a key to FILPAK's experience and quality control. Multiple filter lines allow the company to provide quick deliveries to its customers while also allowing to ship containers with mixed filter specifications – making it easy for their customers to keep their inventories right. 6th Floor, Jason Trade Center, 39-A/1, Block-VI, P.E.C.H.S., Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi 75400 Pakistan Tel.: +92-21-3452-9141, +92-21-3452-9142, +92-21-3453-6202 Fax: +92-21-3454-9407, +92-21-3453-6237 | Mane Flavors Mane tobacco business unit, based in Vouvry, Switzerland, offers the following products to the tobacco industry: top flavors, top casings and casings, natural extracts, essential oils, absolutes, menthol, microencapsulated flavor systems for If your company is not in the Suppliers Guide, but you would like to be included, we would be happy to do so. Please drop us an email at and we will make sure to include your company's information in a future edition of the Suppliers Guide. Essentra Filter Products Essentra Filter Products is the world's leading independent solutions provider and partner for special filters and scientific services to the tobacco industry. Headquar- tered in Singapore, the company provides its customers with a complete service offering innovative filter solutions, expert guidance and state-of-the-art scientific testing. As legislation becomes more stringent, and the industry demands more sophisticated products to meet regulatory and end-user requirements, Essentra's unparalleled expertise, resources and breadth of vision enable it to deliver the optimum solution to any customer, anywhere in the world. Amongst its filter solutions, Essentra Filter Products offers products to provide brand and visual differentiation, to reduce the overall cost of a cigarette and which are more environmentally friendly than standard filters. The company also provides a cost-effective end-to-end service to the RYO market of innovative filter tips available packaged in branded, retail-ready boxes, in a complete range of shapes and sizes, all from one supplier. With nine strategically-located manufacturing facilities around the globe and a state-of-the-art scientific laboratory, Essentra's team of highly knowledgeable and experienced experts and representatives are ideally positioned to work in partnership with customers to meet their product development, scientific testing, and regulatory needs. To find out more about Essentra Filter Products, visit All enquiries should be sent to: Essentra Filter Products (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 238A Thomson Road 25-04/05 Novena Square Singapore 307684 E-mail: Telephone: +(65) 6258 0918 capsule/molecular encapsulates, development, consulting, and tobacco-blend formulation. The company has 21 production facilities internationally, and the tobacco business unit has five tobacco flavor development units throughout the world. Most recently e-liquids and reduced-risk product applications have been in the forefront of new Mane technology developments on the world markets .The tobacco business unit has secured a global network of partnerships to ensure a seamless development and supply line for e-flavors and e-liquids, guaranteeing the current and future regulatory compliance of products whilst also maintaining a raw material traceability of all products. Contact: Mane tobacco business unit, Route de l'Industrie 21 - CP 176 Vouvry CH-1896 Switzerland. Phone: +4124.481.16.81 |

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