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12 December 2017

Sino-Label 2018 Goes Green

Enterprises today are paying increasing attention to the needs of sustainability and environmental friendliness in order to stay competitive. Many of them have already started green production to maintain their leading status of the market and for better brand image. The China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology 2018 (hereafter "Sino-Label 2018") will be held on 10-12 March 2018 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China, showcasing different green and economic label solutions to help industry players maintain competitive edge.

 

"Green Label Materials Hall" Offers Green Insights

Sino-Label 2018 meets the environmental needs of the industry with a "Green Label Materials Hall" that covers green materials for anti-counterfeit labels, in-mold labels, logistics labels and electronic labels, and offers label printing enterprises a convenient one-stop platform for sourcing. A large number of industry leaders will gather at Sino-Label 2018, confirmed exhibitors include YUPO/Xinshan, Ritrama, The Bond, Zhongshan Fuzhou, Antac, Toyo Ink, Hiway, Univacco, Decro, Soontomax, LECCO, Jinwanzheng, AKO, Gehade, Arjobex, Century Security, Dicheng, Wangli, Secutac, Zechin, Lafoison, Hengrunda, SEVENACE, ZOMAX, etc. (listed in no particular order), providing the latest label printing solutions for label industry players. Visitors will have access to many new equipment and technologies to explore green, highly-efficient and lower-cost applications at the 3-day event.

Univacco Technology (Wuxi) Inc. (Booth: 7508, Hall 7.1)

Univacco is a Taiwan based company with over 20 years of expertise in foil and film products. Their "cold foil" is made for narrow-web press and sheet-fed offset press, can achieve silver, gold, transparent and holographic effects, and is over-printable with both conventional and UV inks. Their "hot stamping foil" features fine to board definition, over-printability with conventional and most of UV inks, high gloss and solid coverage, and wide application to various substrates such as plain paper and board, PP/PET/OPP laminated paper, UV printed / vanished substrate, etc. Univacco's "decal printing foil" works perfectly under low-temperature transferring requirement. It has good definition and coverage, can also be applied extensively with base oil and gloss oil, and have no colorfastness and wrinkles through the oven-drying process (up to 180).

Lecco (Kaiping) Adhesive Products Co., Ltd. (Booth: 7501, Hall 7.1)

Lecco is one of the influential adhesive makers in China. In Sino-Label 2018 they will showcase their BOPP Lamination Series (Solvent-Based Adhesive BOPP Series, Environmental Water-Based PSA BOPP Series, PET Lamination Series and BOPP Transfer Films) and label materials including those for mirrorkote label, art label, woodfree label, thermal label, thermal transfer label, aluminium foil label, polyester label, PVC label and synthetic label. They are applicable for the fields of daily chemicals, medicine, logistics, electronic & electronic appliances, tools, etc.

 

The Bond Chemicals Co. Ltd (Booth: 7908, Hall 7.1)

The Bond Chemicals is a state-certified high-tech company in China. At Sino-Label 2018, they will present several innovative, high performing and eco-friendly products including Wash-off Label adhesives, Breathable HMPS adhesives, Cold-flow Rough-surface Label adhesives, Freezer-grade Low-temp Adhesives, etc. These labels feature high tack, high peel strength, easy-die-cutting, water wash-off and easy recycling.

 

Ritrama (Hefei) Pressure-Sensitive Coated Materials Co. ,Ltd. (Booth: 6731, Hall 6.1)

Ritrama mainly manufactures self-adhesive materials, including coated papers and thermal papers, various films self-adhesive and PVC for digital ink jet printing, etc. Their products cover the industries of household, body care, beverage, food, electronics, chemical and white appliances.

 

AKO Printing Technology Shanghai Limited (Booth: 7201, Hall 7.2)

AKO logistics labels use imported Ricoh face material, which is waterproof, oil-proof, alcohol-proof, and scratch-resisting with high image stability. The non-toxic eco-friendly water glue used has high viscosity, and the LED ink for printing features clear printing, minimal energy use and eco-friendliness. AKO's "AP1001 copper paper category supermarket label", "AP2001 copper paper category logistics label", "AH1001 Thermal paper category supermarket label", and "AH2001 Thermal paper category logistics label" feature clear printing, high tack adhesion, and properties that avoid label blurring and fall-offs. They are suitable for market retail and

logistics use, providing customers with green and cost-effective solutions.

 

Print-to-Pack One-Stop Trading Platform - Pre-register Now!

Together with the concurrent 25th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2018), the 25th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2018) and the China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2018), Sino-Label will create a 4-in-1 Expo that will be held across 10 halls with an exhibition area of over 100,000 sqm and the participation of 1,200 exhibitors, making the expo a perfect one-stop trading platform that covers printing, labeling, packaging and packaging products, where visitors can conveniently achieve every visiting purpose under one roof.

 

Joining hands with Sino-Label 2018, Printing South China 2018 will work on a "Flexo Printing Zone", where narrow-web and mid-web flexo printing equipment, materials and technologies will be displayed, and printing solutions with high efficiency, lower cost, and environmental-friendliness will be presented.

 

Online pre-registration is now open at the official website www.SinoLabelExpo.com. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register online to enjoy privileges such as getting one free copy of show catalogue, having priority to participate in symposia and being free from on-site registration procedure.

 

For more information, please visit:

Website:          www.SinoLabelExpo.com
Facebook:       @SinoLabel
Twitter:            @SinoLabel

LinkedIn:         @Sino-Label

 

 

 

Press Release

8 November 2017

 

Discover Flexographic Printing Applications and Technologies at
Printing South China 2018


 

Flexographic printing has high printing efficiency and lower cost, and on top of being economic, it is also environmental-friendly and offers great versatility. It is compatible with a variety of inks and enables effective printing on a wide variety of surfaces, especially in terms of packaging printing. According to forecasts, the volume of the worldwide print market would grow from 407 billion euros in 2016 to 420 billion euros by 2020. Packaging printing will enjoy the most significant growth, with an increase of 3.3% per year, while there will be a growth of 2.6% for flexo printing.

To meet market needs, the 25th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2018) will join hands with the China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology 2018 (Sino-Label 2018) to work on a "Flexo Printing Zone", where narrow-web and mid-web flexo printing equipment, materials and technologies will be displayed. Professional visitors will be able to communicate with suppliers, meet industry experts, and get information about the latest industry development at this one-stop trading platform. Working together with the concurrent exhibitions the 25th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2018) and the China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2018), the shows will also create a 4-in-1 Expo that covers printing, labeling, packaging and packaging products, where visitors can conveniently achieve every visiting purpose at the 100,000 sqm venue, where 1,200 exhibitors will be present.

Green, Effective Technologies at Flexo Printing Zone

Star exhibitors of Printing South China 2018 include Guowang, Jinbao, Zhongke, Keqiang, Shengding, Wenhong, Guangming, Ruida, Xinwei, Zhengrun, CRON, RISO, SINI, Uanchor, Zhejiang Fangbang, Dayuan, Heng Cheng Xiang, Daqiao, Hoson, XCS Machinery, Lixin, Zihong, Tangshan Jiajie, Degao, Kangdexin, etc. (listed in no particular order). Some featured flexography exhibitors such as OMET, United Printing, Taiyo Kikai, Weigang, Jingda, Zhongte, Hongsheng, CRON, Fangbang, Zhuxin, Lisheng and Meiju (listed in no particular order) will be showing the latest flexo technologies and products, providing buyers with highly effective and environment-friendly equipment and materials.

Omet (Suzhou) Mechanical Technology Co., Ltd. (Booth No.: Hall 6.1, 6206)

iFLEX, the new label press by OMET, is packed with a great deal of innovation aimed at simplifying printer's work and increase press efficiency. Its iLIGHT pre-register system is equipped with laser pointers on each Flexo group, where the pointers indicate the best alignment of the plate holder with the aim to speed up the changeover and time to register. iFLEX presents the shortest (1,300 mm) web path in the field of narrow web machines, ensuring important material savings in the start-up phase. Through the new die-cutting quick-change (QCDC), it is possible to prepare the die cylinder on a trolley offline. The machine also offers great flexibility, allowing the insertion of cold foil, screen printing, and UV lamination units. On request the machine could have a longer web path for use with water-based inks, and hot air or hot air and UV drying tunnel.

 

Taiyo Kikai Co., Ltd.  (Booth No.: Hall 6.1, 6501)

Taiyo Kikai is the provider of profession label equipment. Their STF-340 type Flexo Press features an advanced AC servo controller system, a printing circumference of 5.5 "-26 ", a large-diameter chill impression roller suitable for film printing, extremely short web path, movable cold stamping unit, turn bar device and rotary skill screen printing unit, as well as the built-in units for rotary die-cutting, sheet cutting and slitting. It makes completing tasks of great complexity easy.

Dongguan Meiju Chemical Material Co., Ltd. (Booth No.: Hall 3.1, 3750)

Flexo resin plate is widely applicable and its use has extended to the packaging printing of cigarettes, paper cups, wine labels, currency and dairy products, or even for mobile LCDs. Meiju not only produces flexo resin plate, but also develops all kinds of paper coating varnish, such as UV varnish, polished plastic oil, water-based varnish and laminating adhesive, and has won the trust from many customers.

 Zhejiang Fangbang Machinery Co., Ltd. (Booth No.: Hall 3.1, 3540)

The RZJ-A series high speed flexographic printing machine is an inline type flexo printing machine developed by Fangbang. It adopts flexible photosensitive plates and rubber plates as the base material, transfer ink through anilox rollers, and uses the environmental friendly water-based ink for printing. Each printing machine unit is easy to install and easy for post-press processing. This equipment is an ideal machine for printing paper cup, paper bag, paper box, plastic film and etc.

Pre-register for Visitor Privileges

Printing South China 2018 will be held during 10-12 March 2018 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China to showcase advanced printing technologies and development ideas, aiming to help the industry to increase productivity and lower cost. Visitors can now pre-register online at the official website www.PrintingSouthChina.com to enjoy privileges such as getting one free copy of show catalogue, having priority to participate in symposia and being free from on-site registration procedure.

For more information, please visit:

Website:          www.PrintingSouthChina.com
Facebook:       @PrintingSouthChina
Twitter:                        @PrintingSChina

LinkedIn:         @PrintingSouthChina

 

 

 

 

Press Release

19 October 2017

SINO Label 2018

Digital Labeling Solutions at Sino-Label 2018 for Industry Transformation Insights

 

Asia is the largest label market, which has a diversified market demand. In the face of the rising demand for short run production and customization, the label industry needs to find a way to gain more advantages. Digital printing has been widely popularized along with technological development, and shorter production cycle, higher efficiency, reduced waste and lowered cost are now the new norms. Digital printing's capability on variable data printing and print on demand could meet the ever-changing needs in the label printing market well and help industry players with competitive differentiation. To meet the industry needs, the China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology 2018 (hereafter "Sino-Label 2018") will be held during 10-12 March 2018 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China to showcase top-notch digital label printing technologies.

 

Over 300 Exhibitors Showcase the Latest Labels Applications

With a focus on digital, green and smart development, Sino-Label 2018 will gather over 300 label enterprises and bring together numerous new technologies and development concepts, where star digital label exhibitors will provide all kinds of digital solutions. Confirmed exhibitors include HP, Founder, Epson, Taiyo Kikai, Weigang, Haotian, Rhyguan, Shenzhen Rebone, Zhongte, Labellong, Wanjie, Brotech, Caisheng, OMET, ISRA VISION, MAXCESS, BST, Labelfeng, NewSun, LUSTER, Shield, Tujiate, Chili, Hiway, Zhongshan Fuzhou, Antac, Toyo Ink, Univacco, Decro, Soontomax, Lecco, Jinwanzheng, AKO, etc. (listed in no particular order).

 

Star Digital Exhibits Preview

The booths of Sino-Label 2018 are now nearly sold out. The onsite showcase will help visitors to learn more about the latest equipment & technologies, as well as to have smart, green, highly efficient and low cost applications.

 

Epson (China) Co., Ltd. (Booth: 8210, Hall 8.1)

The "SurePress L-4533AW" uses Epson SurePress AQ water-based pigment ink (which has six colors) to produce a remarkable range of colors. The ink also offers excellent adhesion to standard label substrates without the need for pre-treatments or coatings. The advanced technology from Epson produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3 picoliters, and allows extreme dot placement accuracy for unmatched line detail and photographic print quality in small text and barcodes. The press is perfect for short run label printing, and is widely applicable for customized tasks in the industries of food, medical, manufacturing, card, etc.

 

 

 

Shenzhen Brotech Graphics Co., Ltd. (Booth: 8305, Hall 8.1)

The "SDF Plus Smart Modular Designed Digital Printed Label Converting & Finishing System"is a smart modular designed system for digital printed label converting & finishing, with functions in flexo printing, varnishing, stamping (cold foil, hot foil), lamination, die-cutting, slitting, etc. The China national patent 90° rotatable hot stamping head and flat-bed pressing technology could be upgraded for registered holographic stamping or embossing. Optional devices for rotary screen printing, laser die cutting or turn bar can also be added to meet customers' needs for customization or multi-functions. It is perfect for smart digital printing label converting jobs today.

 

 

 

 

Guangzhou TrojanJet Intelligent Technologies Ltd. (Booth: 8202, Hall 8.1)

The "TrojanJet F1" Compact Printing and Finishing Machine is a fully configured, all servo-driven digital printing and finishing line. Featuring an integration of high speed inkjet printing, laser cutting and finishing, and an intelligent operating system that provides easy control experience, it offers one-time processing from printing to finishing with great flexibility, making it perfect for short run production.  

 

 

 

 

The Ideal One-stop Platform – Pre-register Now!

Sino-Label features label printing machines (digital, flexo printing and hybrid), label print finishing equipment & services, green label printing materials for self-adhesives, in-mold labels, logistics labels, as well as the new applications of smart RFID labels. Together with the concurrent 25th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2018), the 25th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2018) and the China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2018), Sino-Label will create a 4-in-1 Expo that will be held across 10 halls with an exhibition area of over 100,000 sqm and the participation of 1,200 exhibitors.

 

The unique one-stop trading platform will cover printing, labeling, packaging and packaging products, where visitors can conveniently achieve every visiting purpose under one roof. Sino-Pack 2018 will introduce the "Logistic Equipment and Packaging Zone", where Logistics & Warehouse Equipment and System will be showcased. Visitors can also attend the forums that industry professionals will share the latest hot topics of the application of RFID, facial recognition, product identification, self-service payment, big data analysis, IoT, block chain and other integrated systems in unmanned shops. The new "Corrugated Zone" at Printing South China 2018 will also showcase the latest cutting-edge corrugated equipment and technologies to fulfil the increasing demand of innovation, smart, efficiency and advanced production from the market.

 

Online pre-registration is now open at the official website www.SinoLabelExpo.com. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register online to enjoy privileges such as getting one free copy of show catalogue, having priority to participate in symposia and being free from on-site registration procedure.

 

For more information, please visit:

Website:          www.SinoLabelExpo.com
Facebook:       @Sino-Label
Twitter:                        @SinoLabel

LinkedIn:         @SinoLabel

 

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Visitors/ Media Enquiry

Overseas - Ms. Ivy Chui / Fiona Tsui

Tel:       (852) 2516 3363 / 3523

E-mail: printpack.hkpr@adsale.com.hk

 

 

Exhibitor Enquiry

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Printing South China/ Sino-Label 2017 Ended Successfully

Return Again on 10-12 March 2018

The curtain of the first printing and labeling exhibitions in 2017 was perfectly dropped at Guangzhou on 3 March 2017. The vitality of the industrial market could be reflected in the exhibition scale and number of visitors. "The steady growth of print and label markets have generated golden market opportunities for enterprises. Catering to their needs, the scale of Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 increased 3% to 95,000 sqm, while the total visitor numbers reached 68,019 eventually, with a growth of 20% when comparing with last year’s figures," said Ms. Celine To, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, one of the show organizers.

Jointly organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Limited and China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), the Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 were held successfully on 1-3 March 2017 at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China. The shows attracted 68,019 visitors of which 9,722 were overseas visitors, accounting for around 14% of total number of visitors.

Positive Responses from Exhibitors

Exhibitors were satisfied with the on-site results. Mr. Wang, Manager of Yutian Uanchor Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. said that this was their first attempt to join Printing South China and the results were out of their expectation, "While the visitors were mostly from South China and its surrounding areas, there were also quite a lot of quality overseas buyers from Indonesia and the Philippines."

Mr. Huang, President of Hangzhou Cron Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. said that they had booths at both Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017, "We met a lot of potential buyers and are satisfied with the overall results."

The representative of AKO Printing Technology Shanghai Ltd. said that AKO specialized in electronic express bills and labels while ETI Converting Equipment specialized in printing equipment, and they have been joining Sino-Label for consecutive years. "This year, we have booths at materials zone and equipment zone. Both achieved great results and attracted many visitors. Some visitors have already placed orders. We will join again next year."

Luster Lighttech Group commented that they had a 10-man team on-site and their main products were soft packaging, information inspection equipment and industrial vision inspection equipment. They agreed with the 4-in-1 expo concept and thought that the results were really good. They would join the exhibition again.

Enthusiastic Support from Visitors

This year, over 130 domestic and international delegation groups formed by trade associations and leading enterprises were attracted to the shows. They were from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, etc. In China, professional delegations came from Guangdong (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, and so on) and provinces including Fujian, Anhui, Hainan, etc. Factory visits were arranged for premium overseas visiting delegations to facilitate in-depth communications between exhibitors and visitors.

Mr. Tee Teck Hock from Malaysia Printers Association thought the event was a huge success, especially on the increase in show scale and the number of exhibitors, "Our members feel fruitful and the arrangement of the organizer is very good. We will visit again next year."

Ms. Amy Wong, Chief Officer of Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong, observed that there are more visitors in the 2017 edition, "Visitors have close exchange with exhibitors and generally spent more time at booths compared with last year. We believe there would be a lot of growth in the number of on-site transactions. Four exhibitions held concurrently also provided great conveniences to visitors as they could get all the latest information related to the graphic art industry at this one-stop platform."

Mr. Chao Sio Seong, President of Macau Printer's Association was happy with the on-site results, "The show arrangement is very good. We have purchased two box-making machines. It seems there is more packaging printing related machinery on-site. Overall, the show is quite good."

Mr. Feng, Secretary-General of Guangxi Yulin Printing Industry Association said that their association has always been forming delegations to visit Printing South China, "We visit Printing South China every year. This year, we have gained a lot and some members bought the equipment they need on the show. Thank you for providing us such a fine platform."

One of the buyers, Mr. Valetin Go, Manager of V-Print from Malaysia was very satisfied with the show, "It was a huge success. There is an increase in the number of exhibitors on packaging machinery that can fulfill our needs. We have communicated with some exhibitors like Weifang Donghang Graphic Technology on the market trend, through which we can further decide the direction of our product development. We are also satisfied with the organizer’s arrangement and good services."

Mr. Fan, Process Engineer of Zhongyong Printing thought the organizer has provided great services, "There are more exhibits on equipment and I have pretty good gains in packaging processing, labeling, anti-counterfeiting and Internet+ printing. Overall, the show is quite good and I met a lot of suitable suppliers in laser engraving, ink, anti-counterfeit, post-press packaging equipment, and so on."

Concurrent Events Address Industry Development Trends

During the shows, concurrent events such as "The 2nd Intelligent Printing Summit" and "Innovation Drives the Future - 2017 China Label Green Technology Development Forum" were held at which high-caliber experts were invited to share a number of hot topics on smart packaging and labeling, digital packaging, intelligent printing, creative design and printing techniques.

Furthermore, special activities zones including "3D Printing Activity Zone", "The 28th Hong Kong Print Awards" Display Zone and "Ling Yun Cup - Gravure Printing Premium Display Zone 2016" were set up to capture visitors’ attention.

One Stop Print-to-Pack Industries Expo

Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 featured the printing and labeling equipment and technologies with "intelligent, automated, green and efficient" functions, which provided a one-stop industrial chain to the visitors. Catering to the needs of printing and packaging manufacturers and end-users, Printing South China 2017 mainly focused on Post-press, Packaging Converting and Carton Packaging, meanwhile, also covered various equipment, materials, parts, etc. Prestigious exhibitors included HP, Epson, Guowang, Uanchor, Keqiang, Wenhong, Jinbao, Zhongke, Hongming, Zihong, Lixin, Donghang, Daqiao, etc.

The concurrent show Sino-Label 2017 focused on digital, smart and green printing. High-caliber exhibitors such as HP, Omet, Epson, KURZ, Founder, Zhongte, Haotian, Brotech, Taiyo Kikai, Weigang, Rhyguan, Source MTR, Antac, etc., introduced a wide range of machinery and materials, especially RFID labels, anti-counterfeit labels, logistic-related labels and in-mold labels to visitors. 

The fairs featured 973 exhibitors and also attracted buyers from nearly 100 countries and regions. The on-site atmosphere was vibrant and there were frequent interactions between exhibitors and visitors.

An onsite visitor survey was conducted by the organizer. Among the interviewees, nearly 80% rated the exhibition scale as "Excellent" and "Very Good" while around 95% said they "will visit this show again next year".

Shows Return in March 2018

The 25th South China International Exhibition on Printing Technology (Printing South China 2018) and 2018 China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology (Sino-Label 2018), together with The 25th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2018) and China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2018) will be held during 10-12 March 2018 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China.

The synergy of the four shows will create a one-stop purchasing platform from printing, labeling to packaging industries where worldwide visitors can enjoy an all-round and time-saving sourcing experience. Stay tuned!

For more information, please visit: www.PrintingSouthChina.com www.SinoLabelExpo.com

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Paperworld Middle East 2017 opens in Dubai, featuring 313 exhibitors from 42 countries

New record in exhibitor numbers marks 7th edition of region’s dedicated stationery, paper, and office supplies trade fair

Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2017: Paperworld Middle East 2017, the region’s leading trade fair for stationery and office supplies, opened in Dubai today (14 March), as 313 exhibitors from 42 countries offer up a smorgasbord of school and gift articles, paper, creative materials, and children’s toys and games.

The 7th edition of the three-day event runs until 16th March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and features more exhibitors from more countries than ever before.

The international complement includes six country pavilions from Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan, Egypt, and Pakistan, while 28 UAE companies are also on-board, spearheaded by Farook International Stationery, which exports 10 UAE-made paper and stationery brands to more than 90 countries throughout the world.

Major global players rubbing shoulders on the show floor include paper and pulp producers The Navigator Company from Portugal; American-based Melissa & Doug, one of the world’s largest children’s product manufacturers; and German pen-makers Lamy and Schneider.

All are showcasing their latest innovations to thousands of trade buyers from throughout the Middle East and Africa, as they create awareness of their brands, strengthen distribution networks, source new clients, and network within the industry. 

"Shifting tides in international trade and economic uncertainty over the last 12 months has meant manufacturers of stationery, paper, and office items have had to refocus their export outlook," said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Paperworld’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East.

"The good news is that growth in the global market is expected to come from regions such as the Middle East and Africa, where demand for paper, office supplies, remanufactured printer materials, and stationery is estimated to be worth US$12 billion by 2019.

 The consumption of office paper, supplies, school articles, and stationery, is sustained by the strong appreciation for high quality products and brands at Paperworld Middle East, which is further boosted by Dubai’s geographical proximity to regional markets," Pauwels added.

"The robust presence on the show floor by big international names is matched by start-up businesses testing the regional waters for the first time.  This is positive for the industry, where competition breeds innovation, and new ideas and solutions are created based on market needs."

 Paperworld Middle East 2017 has a marked emphasis on sustainability, underlined by the return of the Green Office Area, a dedicated section showcasing the most eco-friendly products available in the market today. 

The Navigator Company is among those presenting its latest green paper products, including its Eco-Logical 75g, and Advanced 75g range.  António Soares, The Navigator Company’s Marketing Director, said: "These two products of the Navigator range showcase the best of a sustainable approach to office papers. 

"Companies all over the world are looking towards more eco-efficient products and services and the economic growth in the Middle East means that such solutions are key, especially considering that all global multinationals are present in this part of the world."

"By using Navigator Eco-Logical 75g, buyers are promoting sustainable office paper consumption and can give their names to one of the more than 12 million trees we plant every year."

WZ Eurocopert from Poland is a returning exhibitor at Paperworld Middle East 2017, and will display in the Green Office Area its latest range of eco white paper and manilla envelopes, which come certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Wojciech Zukowski, a Member of the Board at WZ Eurocopert, said: "We invested a lot of money in new eco technology, and changed our procedures and the whole company policy to be green.   All our raw material suppliers and business partners are only green; they’re certified, and we audit and check regularly that they’re 100 per are eco-friendly. 

"All over the world, and in the Middle East too, businesses are taking care of the environments in which they operate, which extends to using simple everyday items such as envelopes.  We promote it, and offer better business conditions to everybody who wants follow us by being green," added Zukowski.

Paperworld Middle East 2017 again has a strong Back-to-School element, with Latvian company AmericanKids, DKT from Portugal, and French manufacturer JRK among the dozens of exhibitors launching new school stationery, supplies and backpacks this week.

Dina Kidalova, CEO of AmericanKids, said: "We have a wide variety of bags equipped with 3D design, glow in the dark fabric, built-in high quality stereo speakers, and packages with auxiliary and Bluetooth headphones.

"Unique design, superior quality and exceptional prices are the standards which set our brands apart, and in the United States, our brands have won product of the year two years in a row.  We entered the Middle East market last year and already see huge interest in our products, and we hope to build on this at Paperworld Middle East."

Also making waves was the first round of Wrap Star, which saw the most talented gift wrapping exponents in Dubai square off against each other in a spirited competition. A series of gifts were beautifully wrapped and presented in a variety of fashions, using paper, ribbons, bows and boxes, all provided by Paperworld Middle East exhibitors. The final will see the best in the field face off on the second day of the show.

Paperworld Middle East is the region’s largest B2B trade show covering the entire range of stationery and office supplies, from school and gift articles, office or household paper, art supplies and creative materials, to toys, party and festival articles, and printers and multimedia.

 Official Launch Partners include Farook International Stationery, Lamy, Paxos, and Schneider. More information is available at: www.paperworldme.com.

 -ENDS-

 Gareth Wright
Head of Public Relations

Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH

P.O. Box 26761, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Tel.     +971 4 38 94 594
Fax     +971 4 35 85 544

Mobile: +971 50 273 3832

gareth.wright@uae.messefrankfurt.com

www.uae.messefrankfurt.com 

 

 

Global suppliers of stationery and office suppliers target emerging Middle East and African markets

Leading international brands turn to Paperworld Middle East 2017 to boost regional exports

Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2017:  International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for future business growth, with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-to-reach markets.

Growth in the global stationery and office supplies market is expected to come from emerging markets such as the MEA.   Analysts TechNavio forecast an annual market increase in the region of 15 per cent, while Conlumino, another analyst, estimate the MEA market for paper, stationery and office supplies, will be worth US$12 billion by 2019.

While some suppliers are now just testing the waters, others have been in the market for many years.  Vienna Office Supplies (VOS) for example, has been exporting high-end stationery, office products, school supplies and artists' materials to the Middle East for the last 30 years.

The Austrian-headquartered company is entirely export-oriented, with the Middle East comprising 75 per cent of its market.  VOS represents on an exclusive basis eight European brands, such as Schneider Writing Instruments, Cretacolor artist supplies, and SAX office accessories.

VOS will be eager to increase its presence further when it lines up alongside more than 300 exhibitors from 36 countries at Paperworld Middle East 2017, which takes place from 14-16 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Karl Vytiska, the Managing Director of VOS, said the company has built up its presence in the region based on long-term relationships, including ones established at Paperworld Middle East.

"VOS began exhibiting at Paperworld Middle East since its first edition seven years ago, and it's where we first tied up with Dubai Library Distributors as our local partner," said Vytiska.  "Over the years, we have placed increased emphasis on exhibiting at the show, as it helps us reach over 95 per cent of our clientele.

"Our capital is knowing the market through the people with whom we are dealing with for more than one generation in some cases. This personal contact is very important here in the Middle East, more important certainly than other markets."

He added: "We keep our fires burning with our old clients and traditional networks in the Middle East, but there are always changes in the market, whereby distributors, wholesalers, and importers come and go.  It's important to meet the new-comers in the field, and to that end, Paperworld Middle East is very important for us."

In its 7th edition in 2017, Paperworld Middle East is the region's largest B2B trade show covering the entire range of stationery and office supplies, from school and gift articles, office or household paper, arts and crafts, and party and festival articles, to printers and multimedia.

The strong European presence will be complemented by exhibitors coming from the UK, Portugal, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, with household stationery names such as Lamy and Olympia taking part.  Other key exporting exhibitor countries include China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.

Portuguese companies on-board include The Navigator Company, Olmar, Bi-Silque, DKT, and Olmer, which exports its range of Fegol office supplies and Pajory school supplies to over 25 countries.

"Over the last three years we've increased our sales in the Middle East by over 45 per cent, which reflects the compatibility of our products with the region," said Joao Oliveira, the CEO of Olmer. "We've created very good partnerships with distributors that we've established through Paperworld Middle East."

Meanwhile, Zebra, a Japanese maker of writing instruments, will also return, and will eagerly look to increase its footprint in the African market with its range of gel tip pens and mechanical pencils.

"We've been present in the Middle East now for more than 20 years through our distributors and so we're looking out for other markets to develop, specifically Africa," said Terry Miyata, General Manager of Zebra, which posts US$25 million in global sales every year.

"We've had strong leads from Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia that were actually through Paperworld Middle East.  Our export market is about 40 per cent of our annual turnover, so we're looking to increase this through Africa, while also strengthening our position in the Middle East."

The countdown to the 7th edition of Paperworld Middle East comes following a record turnout of exhibitors and visitors at the previous edition in 2016, firmly cementing its position as the must-attend trade show for the regional paper, office supplies, and stationery industries.

The 2016 edition  attracted 6,774 visitors from 101 countries, 11 per cent up on the previous year, while 304 exhibitors from 36 countries showcased their latest wares, from office supplies, paper, school, party and gift articles, to toys, games, wrapping paper, printer consumables, and arts and craft supplies.

Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Paperworld Middle East, said: "Shifting tides in international trade and economic uncertainty over the last 12 months has meant global manufacturers have had to refocus their export outlook, and the MEA is grabbing their attention.

"Paperworld Middle East provides unmatched access to market representatives from the fast-growing Middle East, Africa, Central and South Asia regions, and has seen increasing numbers of leading international brands and players participating from across the world."

 Paperworld Middle East 2017 will return with popular features including the Green Office Area, where the spotlight will shine on sustainably produced essential office supplies; and the Wrapstar gift wrapping competition.  More information is available at: www.paperworldme.com.

Gareth Wright
Head of Public Relations

Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH

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