Looking at the changes of international cigarette

  • Detail

Changes in the international cigarette paper market as the tide rises and falls (Part 2)

cigarette paper demand. Revitalize 4million plastic bottles. If the global supply of cigarette paper continues to increase, will the demand adapt to this? This question is difficult to answer because of the changing characteristics of the market. Consumption of legitimate products is declining, but smuggled products are increasing

Ace explained, "people have made a lot of investment in the former Iron Curtain countries in order to increase local production and the proportion in various markets. Accurate statistics on consumption are currently difficult to calculate due to the rapid increase in counterfeits and smuggled goods in high tax areas. As you can see, counterfeits currently affect a large number of consumer goods and are attracting more and more international attention."

foust said, The demand for cigarette paper follows two trends - "The two trends are different in various geographical environments. First, the demand for cigarette paper is determined by the cigarette production driven by consumption. The production has increased by about 0.5% annually worldwide, from exports from North America and Western Europe to production in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia. Therefore, the demand for cigarette paper has also increased slightly worldwide, but it has shifted a lot between various geographical regions. Second, cigarette consumption is in North America Decline, and there has also been a small decline in Western Europe. This is mainly due to higher tax rates and increasing restrictions on smoking. These markets account for about 30% of the world's total consumption On the other hand, cigarette consumption in emerging or developing countries has increased steadily. It should be noted that these developing countries account for about 70% of global consumption Therefore, the demand for cigarette paper in some regions, especially in North America, is declining due to production and consumption factors. "

b then someone will want to know, said arage, "we believe that demand tends to stabilize in Europe, decreases in the United States, and increases in Asia and Latin America."

Hagedorn said, "in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe, the demand for cigarette paper is growing, while the demand in Western Europe, the United States and Canada has declined due to high tax rates and strong anti smoking activities. Due to the fact that social reasons will lead to the increase of cigarette consumption in Asian countries and third world countries, the world will still have an annual growth of 0.5% to 1%

Bachheimer said that in general, the growth rate of demand is not large. "It is a mature market."

popular cigarette paper. As for which kind of cigarette paper is most popular, generally speaking, there is a trend towards higher porosity. Other cigarette paper that may or may not be popular in the future include low ignition tendency products, low tributary smoke cigarette paper and innovative cigarette paper for low harm tobacco products

bachheimer said, "high porosity cigarette paper for light cigarettes - it will continue to be the standard. If you look back at the history of 20 years, the porosity is very low. Not all cigarette paper has high porosity."

he foresees that no innovative cigarette paper will occupy an important position in the world. "I think cigarette paper will become a commodity similar to other products. You can find that it has reached the technological maturity. I don't foresee any technological breakthrough. Cigarette paper has reached a level that you can't improve it any more."

According to Foust, "according to the growth rate, high porosity cigarette paper has become more and more popular as cigarette smokers are increasingly turning to low harm cigarettes. We estimate that breathable cigarette products using high porosity cigarette paper are growing at a rate of 3% to 4% per year."

Schweitzer mauduit expects other types of cigarette paper to be popular among consumers. Foust said, "driven by smokers' increasingly complex high-grade tastes, vegetable fiber-based cigarette paper - especially flax fiber - is becoming more popular due to people's increasing preference for wood fiber products. Schweitzer mauduit is the largest supplier of this kind of cigarette paper."

he added, "the second trend that affects the demand category of cigarette paper is the development of low harm products. These products realize the change of smoke or other cigarette characteristics by using new cigarette paper technology. The latest technologies developed by Schweitzer mauduet in this field include cigarette paper that reduces carbon monoxide or has a low ignition tendency."

Hagedorn added, "another trend is definitely low tributary cigarette paper. This kind of cigarette paper prevents cigarettes from producing too much smoke when they are placed on the ashtray, thus reducing the harm caused by smokers to others when smoking."

in view of the debate about whether porosity really affects the inhalation of tar and nicotine, the transformation to high porosity cigarette paper may eventually stop. Ace said, "although we strive to rationalize the specification, there are still many different product types and porosity. As the tar content is forcibly reduced, they are gradually increasing, but this process may be slowed down by the increase of criticism of low tar cigarettes."

others agree that due to the complexity of the market, it is difficult to draw a general conclusion. Barange said, "there is no most popular cigarette paper. Every customer and market is a special situation, and the comprehensive support capacity of new materials in key areas has been significantly improved. We must choose the products we supply according to their requirements."

thelen added, "people prefer cigarette paper without any globalization norms. Japan seems to have developed into a huge low tributary smoke market, while the United States and Canada will become a low lit inclined market. China still likes highly beautiful cigarette paper and packaging materials."

he added, "a number of topics are also being discussed between the tobacco industry and the cigarette paper industry, such as cigarette paper with enhanced flavor and cigarette paper that can selectively reduce smoke components; however, there is little demand for such products."

"fireproof" cigarette paper. New York City's fire safety standards for cigarettes came into effect this month. Cigarettes are required to use cigarette paper with bands in order to self extinguish within a certain period of time. Canada recently passed a similar act. At present, the decree is in the stage of public deliberation. The law is expected to be passed soon. The rest of the United States will likely follow this example. Seven other states in the United States have proposed legislation, and federal laws have been introduced

Schweitzer mauduit is the only manufacturer of cigarette paper with strips in the United States. "Schweitzer mauiduit has developed a unique technology on its own and with its customers, which can produce cigarettes that meet the low ignition tendency standard motion. The two lower ignition tendency cigarette paper strips and printed strips produced by Schweitzer mauduit use reduced airflow to help control the cigarette combustion process," Foust said

it is still unknown whether this circular trend will appear in other parts of the world. However, most people in the tobacco industry believe that this trend will be limited to North America

thelen said, "The so-called 'fire safe cigarettes' problem will be popularized throughout the United States and Canada in a few years. For various reasons, we do not think this trend will be internationalized.' fire safe 'is actually misleading. Fire safe cigarettes do not exist at all. It will not significantly reduce fires caused by cigarettes. Smokers must change their smoking behavior, and the ignitability of building materials must be reduced."

he added, "trierenberg holdings offers a variety of low ignition tendency products to the tobacco industry in order to meet market demand and obtain high flexibility in cigarette design. We simply cannot believe that low ignition tendency cigarettes will be accepted by consumers."

Ace said, "like many people, I am skeptical about this kind of development. We are studying this project in case my point of view is wrong."

Bachheimer doubts that this trend will spread to Asia. He said, "It is a big question mark in the tobacco industry. This regulation is so special - will it be popularized? Who will know? It must be a trend in the United States. However, other countries, especially Asia, have a large number of political issues. Fire safety is the least important topic on the agenda - or even not on the agenda at all. It is such a small issue, and many other issues can be seen in China at present There is still a large number of products with the most successful modified EPS. "

Copyright © 2011 JIN SHI