French firms to showcase new paper technology
Dubai, October 24, 2009
French paper machinery firms are set to showcase state of the art technology solutions at an upcoming international exhibition on paper, tissue, and converting industry in Dubai.
The second edition of the specialised expo Paper Arabia will run from October 27 to 29 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.
Ten French firms under the umbrella of Scipag Embalco, the French association of manufacturers for the paper, printing and packaging industries, are taking part in Paper Arabia tapping new customers explore business leads.
“The Middle East paper industry mainly consumes paper material for packaging production rather than raw paper production because of the lack of manufacturing processes to convert wood into raw material paper,” says Satish Khanna, general manager, Al Fajer Information and Services, organisers the second edition of Paper Arabia.
“French companies are looking on Paper Arabia 2009 as an ideal platform to highlight latest solutions in paper industry, in an ambience where global players from the paper, tissue and converting industry will compete for market share,” Khanna added.
Paper Arabia offers opportunities to manufactures and suppliers of finished products, equipment, machinery, paper chemicals, services, supplies of paper, tissue and converting sector to access the Middle East and North African markets.
Khanna added: “Paper Arabia, with more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries from across the world, is a key platform for traders and industry players to interact.
“Along a strong participation from France, the show’s participants include leading global names from the UAE, Italy, Jordan, China, France, Taiwan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Germany, India, USA and the UK. The number of exhibitors had increased this year in spite of the crisis. More than 5,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the three-day event.”
Khanna said it was healthy that the paper industry in the region was dependant on packaging production rather than raw paper material production, as the former depends on technology and manpower, while the latter depends on the usage of natural resources, mainly trees.
As for soft skills expertise development, the show will capture training courses specialised in pulp and paper sciences worldwide with lecturers coming from research centers, suppliers and external consultants. – TradeArabia News Centre