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  1. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 20

    The influence of storage conditions and packaging on acetic acid generation in cellulose acetate fibers

    Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, U.S.A.
    The cellulose acetate polymer used in cigarette filters is made by acetylating wood pulp with acetic anhydride. One advantage of this modified natural polymer is that it readily degrades by multiple mechanisms. While the ultimate products are carbon ...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2015, 69, abstr. 07

    Comparison of the cerulean e-cigarette pressure drop testing instrument to the ces 508 cigarette pressure drop and ventilation tester unit for electronic cigarettes, conventional tobacco burning cigarettes, and filter tips

    AVANTS K.W.(1); WILSON S.A.(2); CLARK J.(1)
    (1) Liggett Group, LLC, Mebane, NC USA; (2) Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN USA
    The pressure drop or “resistance to draw” of cigarettes and cigarette-like products is a prominent experience for consumers. This poster is a comparison of two commercial instruments with different approaches to measuring pressure drop. The instruments ...
  3. 46th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2014, abstr. 76

    Strategies to control blue mold and reduce fungicide residues in cigar wrapper tobaccos

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Valley Laboratory, 153 Cook Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
    Blue mold, caused by Peronospora tabacina, has occurred in Connecticut annually since 1996. Cigar wrapper leaves require excellent disease control, but ideally control should be achieved with low fungicide residues remaining in cured leaves. We applied ...
  4. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 85

    Is Peronospora tabacina becoming less sensitive to dimethomorph fungicide?

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Valley Laboratory, 153 Cook Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095 USA
    Connecticut growers have concerns about potential reduced efficacy of dimethomorph (DMM) fungicide against Peronospora tabacina. Increased levels of blue mold in commercial tobacco crops despite fungicide applications over the last two seasons may be due ...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Sapporo, 2012, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, PT 01

    Photodegradability testing of cellulose acetate filters – outdoor weathering vs. accelerated weathering

    Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, USA
    Degradation testing in the laboratory is based on understanding a material’s exposure to specific environmental forces, which can play a key role in the mechanisms of degradation. Cellulose acetate filters can be degraded by various environmental forces, ...