An innovation-revolution in RYO: rolling your tobacco with organic, vegan and bio-degradable materials

Author: Sharad Aggarwal is the Executive Vice-President, Operations at Godfrey Philips India. History has been witness to debate regarding the ‘invention’ of rolling tobacco. While it has been largely attributed to the British and French soldiers during the Crimean war in the mid 1800s, others believe it was the Spanish who originally invented rolling paper. In the […]

The Journey of Tobacco: From Seed to Smoke – A Blend of Art and Technology

Author: Sharad Aggarwal is the Executive Vice-President, Operations at Godfrey Philips India. When tobacco is crafted to bring out its intrinsic characteristics and is done so by using modern machines, it becomes both science and art. When blueprints for exquisite blends and tastes exist as tobacconists’ talents, and automated machines reproduce this hand-crafted excellence, you […]

Making cigarettes – tobacco, paper, high-tech manufacturing and the art of blending

Author: Sharad Aggarwal is the Executive Vice President, Operations at Godfrey Philips India. A cigarette stick might seem like a very simple contraption. In terms of usage, that might definitely be the case. But the number of components that go into producing a cigarette is extensive, and the process – dramatically high tech and artistic […]