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India based, converting machine manufacturer, Line O Matic participated for the first time in the show exploring the Middle East market. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, marketing manager, Mukesh Sonani said: "We got over 100 visitors and over 40% were leads related to our product lines. We got enquiries from UAE, Iran, Africa and southern part of Europe also.

'We have developed a fully automatic exercise book machine with wider width i.e., 104cm. Also we have three different version in rulling/flexo printing machines. It has three different widths like 90, 104 and 120cm. Nowadays paper mills are supplying in bigger size reels, so we have to match the same. We were also showcasing fully automatic cut size sheeter with wrapping. It has a conversion volume of 40 packets in one minute. The basic investment cost is about half million USD," he said.

The company is 50 years old having 200 employees with presence in 24 countries. They have 1,200 installations all over the world. "We have started appointing distributors now. We have 35 installations in ME region. The machines are in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia etc," he said.