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Paperworld Middle East expands offerings to reflect ‘More than Paper’ theme

A whole new world of potential business opportunities awaits thousands of regional trade buyers, distributors, retailers, corporations, and educational institutes at the upcoming edition of the Paperworld Middle East 2019 exhibition in Dubai.

‘More than Paper’ is the underlying theme of the region’s foremost trade fair for stationery, office supplies, toys and games, and organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East is staying on course with an expanded product line-up and special programme of value-added events.

In its 9th edition in 2019, Paperworld Middle East has over the years continually added to its fast-growing product range. In its previous edition in February 2018, it added Leatherworld to the exhibition floor, presenting the region’s

Zanders under new ownership led by Terje Haglund

German papermaker Zanders is set to be acquired, with the loss of 150 jobs.
The firm, based in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne, will be taken over by new company Zanders-Paper, headed up by Norwegian pulp and paper businessman Terje Haglund.
Haglund is also the chief executive of new start-up company Virginal Paper which earlier this year bought a Belgian paper mill, formerly the home of insolvent Idempapers. He described Zanders-Paper as a “continuation” of its predecessor that will operate as a

Sappi introduces sustainable dissolving wood pulp brand

Wood pulp and paper Sappi recently said it had moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Verve brand.
Sappi said demand for DWP continued to grow with rising consumer preference for products made from renewable, sustainably sourced and processed woodfibre.
As a significant producer of DWP, Sappi produces close to 1.4 million tonnes  per annum, with a 16% share of the market.
Commenting on the launch of the Sappi Verve brand, Steve Binnie

Stora Enso to acquire forest assets in Bergvik Skog

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to acquire the forest assets in Bergvik Skog. The forest assets of Swedish forest holding company Bergvik Skog are owned by its subsidiaries Bergvik Väst and Bergvik Öst, split 83/17 percent of these shares, respectively. As a result of this transaction, Stora Enso will transform its current ownership of 49.8% in Bergvik Skog, to a direct holding of 69.8% of the value of the forest assets in Bergvik Väst.
Stora Enso’s forest holdings in Sweden will increase to

Antalis introduces digital stock management service

Antalis has launched easystock; a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system specifically developed for printing professionals and industrial packagers.
The new stock management application is tailored for each customer to optimise inventory levels and automate repetitive orders, to save time and money while reducing the risk of wastage and errors.
easystock works by automating inventory management of frequently used items; typically a product a customer would usually order at least twice a month. A