Sun Paper bags 6 deals worth 4,000 metric tonnes volume.

Paper mill from China, Sun Paper group has established their representative office in Lebanon. The office has been started in June this year with volume of about 8,000 metric tonnes per month for MEA region.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, CEO of the company, Jamal Bekdache said: "We expect to increase our volumes to 10,000 metric tonnes per month by end of the year. We are operating with 10 employees and will be starting our branch office in Dubai by next month. We are having coated and uncoated paper from 60 to 180 gsm, and A4 cut sheets."

The Sun papers is 20 years old mill with turnover of $3bn and annual capacity of 1 million metric tonnes.

"We will be starting our new paper machine in China from next year for coated papers. Also our joint

Trident Group showcased their agro-based paper products.

India based, paper mill Trident Group participated in Paper Arabia this year showcasing their agro-based paper products. The company offered a copier and WF range of products in the show. The company with annual production capacity of 175,000 metric tonnes per year exports to ME market since two years. The volumes for MEA region contribute to around 2,000 metric tonnes per month.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, Rajeev Gupta, head of business for Paper Group said: "The paper is produced by using wheat

APP claims 70 to 80% of paper imports to come from China.

Paper manufacturer APP participated third time in this year's Paper Arabia. APP launched a new type of packaging board named as Lampak during the show. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, executive director at APP Indonesia, Suresh Kilam said: "We have acquired a company in Finland and their machines in for container board. We expect to do a volume of 250,000 metric tonnes per year with this new grade. Our target is to get 30% of the existing market. We have also launched new range of Hibrite office

Gruppo Cordenons signs with Sona Commercial for ME Region.

Speciality paper manufacturer from Italy, Gruppo Cordenons participated in Paper Arabia exhibition for third time.

The company has signed a new agreement with India based Sona Commercial to stock and distribute their papers. The deal was signed in June this year. Talking with PrintWeek MEA, Vikrant Chhabra, managing director of Sona Commercial said: "We will be focusing on micro marketing and deal with digital printers, ad agencies and free lancers. We have experience of 7 years of selling

Ekman expects to achieve a volume of 30,000Mt from ME

One of the oldest names in the paper market, Ekman participated in the Paper Arabia this year showcasing their range of services.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, managing director, Kashif Amin said: "Pulp and recovered fibres contributes to 75% of our volume. We could do a volume of 3.2 million metric tonnes per year in last year. Our Middle East operation has started two years ago in September. We supply pulp and packaging fibres to tissue industry. Other business operations are export of waste


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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.