15 Chinese firms for Dubai paper expo
Dubai, August 30, 2010
A total of 15 Chinese companies displaying an array of paper and tissue products and latest machinery pertaining to the paper industry will take part in an upcoming exhibition in Dubai.
Paper Arabia 2010 will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from September 26 to 28.
Ten of the Chinese exhibitors are tissue/sanitary products converting machinery manufacturers, two are tissue producers, two sanitary products related companies and one tissue package sealing label maker.
The China National Household Paper Industry Association (CNHPIA) said that the Chinese participation at Paper Arabia 2010 exhibition is 19 per cent bigger than in the previous edition.
UAE ranks 28th among countries exporting Chinese tissue paper, with a volume of 1,233,621 kg, it added. As for hygiene products, the export volumes from China to UAE stand at 1,390,391kg, ranking it 24th.
“The growing and potential tissue market of the Middle East is the main attraction for the Chinese companies participating Paper Arabia 2010,” said Satish Khanna, general manager, Al Fajer Information and Services (Al Fajer), which is organising the show for the third year.
“They want to explore the huge market or establish stable customs relationship in the Middle East area through the exhibition. Paper Arabia is an ideal platform for them to explore business in the Middle East,” he added.
The show will exhibit for the first time machines for making disposable products, he said.
In 2009, the export of tissue paper kept growing, and tissue paper export volume reached 445,000 tons, up 8 per cent over 2008. The export revenue was $531.49 million, up 3.9 per cent.
The net export volume was 422,000 tons, up 7.9 per cent than 2008. The net exports revenue was $495.08 million, up 3.8 per cent.
In 2009, Chinese sanitary napkins market also continued to grow rapidly. According to the statistics by CNHPIA, the total producers’ sales revenue of sanitary napkins was about 18.1 billion yuan ($2.66 billion). The market size was about 38.1 billion yuan.
This show offers opportunities to the manufactures and suppliers of finished products, equipment, machinery, paper chemicals, services, suppliers of paper, tissue and converting sector to tap the Middle East and North African markets.
Khanna added: “Paper Arabia 2010 will work to promote technique improvement and economic development of the industry, and to accelerate the modernization drive in this fast growing industry.”
“As Dubai is the gateway for reaching out to the Middle East market, Paper Arabia represents the ideal platform for specialized Chinese companies to establish new contacts and seek new partners and customers from the Middle East region,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service