UAE household paper consumption up at Dh325m

DUBAI - UAE’s consumption of household paper is less than one-tenth of the consumption of office and printed paper, according to the organizers of biggest paper show in the MENA region.



By (WAM)

Published: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 12:18 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:41 AM

Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services, organizers of the 4th Paper Arabia show 2011 to be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from September 18 to 20, said: “The UAE paper consumption on household paper stands at AED 325 million, while it reached AED 3.5 billion in stationery, office and printed paper in 2010”.

“The show, mainly sponsored by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) – world’s third largest Pulp and Paper Company, demonstrates the UAE’s stature in regional and global paper industry and its expanding reach as an efficient business hub with robust infrastructure,” says Khanna.

Khanna added: “This specialized show has highlighted to key international players the importance of being a part of the region’s booming paper industry. The paper, tissue and converting industries will be displaying latest technologies at the three day show. This is the only such show in the Middle East that is really making rapid strides year after year. It offers opportunities to the manufactures and suppliers of finished products, equipment, machinery, paper chemicals, services, supplies of paper, tissue and converting sector to access the Middle East and North African markets.”

The paper industry has been registering spectacular growth with several production centers and paper converting businesses flourishing.

The show will place special emphasis on hygiene and disposable products, in view of the surge in demand for various products like wet wipes, baby diapers and sanitary napkins.

Khanna added: “Paper Arabia, with more than 175 exhibitors from more than 30 countries from across the world, will be a key platform for traders and industry players to interact. The show’s participants will include leading global names from the paper, tissue and converting sectors.”

Manufacturers, converters, distributors and traders from all over the world will come to Paper Arabia to do business and share expertise.

Khanna emphasized on the exclusivity and specialization of the show: “Elite players from the paper, tissue and converting industry are participating in the show because they believe that it offer opportunities to the manufactures and suppliers of finished products, equipment, machinery, paper chemicals, services, supplies of paper, tissue and converting sector to access the Middle East and North African markets.”

The show’s participants include leading global names such as Asia Pulp and Paper, Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill, Mondi Paper, SAPPI, China National Household Paper Industry Association, Ballarpur Paper, Gruppo Cordenons, Ballarpur Paper etc to name a few. Countries like China, India, Italy, and Malaysia are participating in national pavilions.


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