Issue Date: June 27, 2016
The decline of the cigarette filter
People are smoking less than they used to. That’s good news for public health. But for the few chemical firms that make the cellulose acetate fibers used in cigarette filters, the decline poses a long-term threat to one of their most profitable businesses.
These companies now find themselves shuttering plants dedicated to the cigarette raw material. Some are looking for new markets in related chemicals to help cover the declining demand.
Cigarette filters became mainstream . . .
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