Tobacco Asia

Volume 19, Number 2

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tobaccoasia 53 For more information please contact Heinrich Burghart GmbH The Burghart PENTAGON is a fully automated 20 port rotary smoking machine which was designed to smoke up to 400 cigarettes in accordance to both ISO 3308 and Canada Intense. It is equipped with two single piston pumps to allow smoking two cigarettes in parallel. The automated process of the PENTAGON includes: loading the cigarette holders; lighting the cigarettes; controlling the lighted cigarettes via a BLC sensor; changing of the Cambridge filters – capacity of the Cambridge filter magazine: 20 pieces. The complete operation is controlled by a touch screen PC. All measurement parameters and results are stored automatically and are available for printout as well as for further analysis. better by burghart ! • Unique lab equipment • Quality made in Germany • For more than 55 years la Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc. managed by Jose Pua, which produces first-rate dark air-cured tobacco from the province of Isabela in the Northern re- gion of the Philippines. They supply Altadis, General Cigar, Imperial Tobacco, SNTA in Algeria, and RNTA in Tunisia, so there is a high chance that most cigar consum- ers have sampled their tobacco without realising it. Tobacco from the Philippines is however not always just a part of a nameless blend; it can also stand on their own in cigars enjoyed by aficionados. In addition to the pleasing bouquet or aroma and its light-colored "claro" wrapper, the Philip- pine cigars are usually quite light, enjoyable, and affordable, and are earning a growing recognition on international markets. One of the companies enjoying a rising busi- ness is Tabaqueria de Filipinas, founded by Ga- briel G. Ripoll Jr. in 1993. It is the largest cigar manufacturing company in the Philippines today, producing three cigar brands: Flor de Filipinas, In- dependencia 1989, and Antonio Gimenez, all of which are 100% hand-made, premium Philippine cigars using only the best Philippine tobacco. The com- pany also produces many third-party labels for several clients around the world. Indonesia is a country blessed with humidity, sunshine, and volcanic soil that makes it suitable to grow dark air-cured tobaccos and Indone- sian dark-air cured tobaccos are one of the most common raw materials used in cigar production around the world, mainly for machine-made and affordable hand-made cigars. In Indonesia, there are two traditional types of dark air-cured tobacco: Sumatra is grown in Northern Sumatra island, and Besuki NO is grown in East Java; however some tobacco companies have recently experimented in growing Sumatra A tobacco field in Indonesia

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