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Paper Arabia is a leading specialized event for the paper industry. In its 8th edition this year to be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, from September 14 to 16, over 100 companies from more than 45 countries will be participating. Saudi Paper Group (SPG) will act as the main sponsor of this event.

It’s interesting to note in this context that the label printing and digital packaging market in 2015 is worth $10.5 billion. A report says that this is equivalent to about 107 billion A4 prints.

Estimates put forward by the global report – Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2020, state that more than 600 million A4 prints of the label printing and digital packaging industry, worth $59 million this year, are commanded by the UAE. This is either consumed locally, or traded to other regions of North Africa (Mena), the Middle East, and Asia, as emphasized by Paper Arabia 2015’s organisers.

Organisers of Paper Arabia say that the paper industry is experiencing an outstanding growth in terms of total investments, export of machinery, production and import of products. They consider the participation of over 100 companies from 45 countries to be a positive sign for the industry.

Role Paper Arabia Will Play for the Paper & Pulp Segment

Paper Arabia 2015 will act as a key platform to bring together industry players and traders and help them interact. Participants of this show include leading global names from the tissue, packaging and converting, as well as paper sectors, said Lamyae Zafati. He is the Exhibition Manager of Al Fajer Information and Services – Paper Arabia 2015’s organizers.

In the UAE, paper Packaging sales are anticipated to continue showing strong growth, thanks to the increased consumption and growing demand for recycled products. According to Zafati, the sector includes five key types of packaging. Among-st these, paper and board (which includes paper cartons and Mylar Foil Bags) is the biggest consumer packaging category. In the global packaging market, this category occupies a whopping 34% share.

Zafati added further that the tissue, paper and converting industries will put up the latest technologies on display at the show. The show will also play host to a variety of machinery products that will be displayed to target the paper mills, together with an assortment of household paper for end users.

New technologies targeted at the Middle East area will get a launching pad in Paper Arabia. In the three day show, major industry players are set to display their most up-to-date solutions and products for the entire production chain, starting from pulp to production, distribution, retailing/wholesales, as well as marketing and trading products.

To read more about Paper Arabia, you can take a look at SFC.