Paperworld 2016, the leading international trade and industry fair for the paper, office supplies and stationery sector, takes place from January 30-February 2 in Frankfurt, Germany. Tayla Ansell picks out some of the best new products on display.
Last year, 1,636 exhibitors from 60countries presented their stationery and officce products to 39,287 visitors from around the world, including buyers from the wholesale, retail and specialist trade, online and mail
order businesses and end users.
Alongside the exhibition, there was an extensive programme of special shows, lectures and seminars, providing delegates with inspiration and sector know-how.
Paperworld 2016 Director Michael Reichhold will be repeating the formula this year. “In 2016, we will once again offer an attractive programme of highlights and training events. In the heart of the business, Paperworld is a source of information, inspiration and professional enrichment for all participants, whether exhibitors, wholesalers, retailers, buyers or trade association representatives,” he said.
For office products buyers, Hall 3.0 is the place to go. There you will find writing pads, paper, envelopes, fims, labels, book calendars and organisers from leading suppliers including ACCO Brands, AF International, ExacomptaClairefontaine and Pukka Pads to name just a few.
The Trend Show is also worth a visit, especially for office products retailers and suppliers. Located in the walkway between Hall 5.1 and Hall 6.1, this display highlights key trends in the international paper, office supplies and stationery industries, providing inspiration for shop displays and catalogues.
Another attraction is the Remanexpo show-within-a-show, the largest European trade fair for remanufactured printer consumables and printer accessories, which returns to Hall 6.0. New features this year include a free business matchmaking service that brings together the demand and supply sides of the industry; and a Business Lounge with exclusive office facilities that can be used by companies that don’t have an exhibition stand to present their products.
What to see at Paperworld 2-16
Quality time with customers
Leading printer cartridge remanufacturer DCI/Jet Tec will be greeting visitors at its business lounge (welcome desk E28). The company has exhibited at Paperworld several times, but this year they are adopting a more customer-focused approach and the business lounge will enable them to spend more one-on-one time with international clientele.
Sales manager Michael Rothenmacher said: “We have always viewed Paperworld as an invaluable platform, providing us with the opportunity to speak with our international distributors, as well as any prospective customers. This year, we are looking forward to meeting everyone and being able to talk about our products and services in more depth.”
Handy for mobile devices
AF International, a manufacturer of specialist PC, office equipment and touchscreen cleaning solutions, will be demonstrating technology cleaning products including the new, improved Sprayduster Zero.
Launched at Paperworld 2015 and designed for the safe removal of dust and airborne contamination from delicate or inaccessible areas of electrical equipment, Sprayduster Zero has been improved with increased pressure and a longer life.
AF will also be showing new cleaning solutions including cleaning wipes for mobile technology; a handy pack of 25 alcohol-free cleaning wipes and tablet polishing cloths; and a pack of three soft cleaning cloths for tablets.
Julia Vorley, Group Marketing Manager, said: “We are a global brand and market leader in the fild of computer cleaning products and are excited about the new additions to our range. The current trend for increased usage of mobile technology demands handy and effective cleaning solutions and our new products fi the bill perfectly.”
The return of ACCO Brands
This year sees the return of leading offie products manufacturer ACCO Brands, owner of the Rexel, GBC, Nobo and Kensington names. Highlights include new health and wellbeing products, as well as market leading Rexel Auto Feed shredders, GBC Fusion laminators and JOY desktop accessories.
Beate Bandholz, sales manager for Germany, said: “It’s fantastic to be returning to Paperworld. We will be able to demonstrate to the German and the wider European offie products industry how ACCO Brands’ market-leading products can improve productivity in the workplace for their customers, and grow sales for their business. We continue to innovate, changing the offie culture and Paperworld is the perfect place to get our partners ingrained into those shared ACCO Brands values.”
A splash of colour
Pukka Pads will be launching Concord Colour at Paperworld 2016 in an attempt to brighten up drab offies across the world. Pukka Pads Sales and Marketing Manager Darryl Corbin-Jones said: “This eye-catching range, in modern brights and pastel colours, includes magazine holders, dividers, fiing, expanding box fies and storage boxes, each designed to add a splash of colour to your workplace. Plus, with the Concord name behind them, you can already feel the quality!”
HSM GmbH + Co. KG, a south German office equipment manufacturer, is launching new shredders including the HSM Pure, a powerful yet low-noise shredder with a modern design; the HSM SECURIO C14, a stylish white shredder with a high level of security; and the HSM Powerline HDS 150 compact hard drive shredder.
Style and texture
Inoxcrom Internacional, a manufacturer of high quality writing instruments, will be showcasing a variety of new pens. Its Paperworld line-up includes the 77 Guilloché, a retractable pen with a metal barrel and cap engraved using the Guilloché technique; its flgship ballpen 55, given a chrome make-over for a special 60th anniversary edition; the elegant WS Black & Black collection, featuring a pen, roller and fountain pen in lacquered, textured stainless steel.
Derwent, the world-leading British artist’s pencil, is returning to Frankfurt with its successful debut colouring book, Unwind in the Wilds, its relaunched Graphic Pencils Range and new black and white Artist’s pencils.
Marketing manager Astri Saunders said: “Exhibiting at Paperworld is a very important commercial opportunity for us, giving us the ability to showcase our brand, products and business direction to our international customers. We are excited to be unveiling our new branding, which will see the Derwent brand positioned strongly for future business growth. Our new branding will be implemented initially on our revamped Derwent Graphic range.”
Navigator Paper is showcasing its popular products, including Navigator Home Pack, Navigator On-the-Go and Navigator Students. At the time of going to press, the company said it might also be unveiling Navigator Advanced, a new 75gsm, 50% recycled (30% PCW) product.
Health and security
IDEAL Krug & Priester is showcasing new IDEAL Health products and prototypes, as well as trimmers and selected paper shredders, including new deskside models and an autofeed Shredcat shredder.
Moleskine will exhibit its new Classic Leather Collection. The bag collections inspired by the design of classic Moleskine notebooks and includes a leather backpack for digital devices up to 15 inches in size; a tote bag for digital devices up to 13 inches; a utility bag for devices up to 15 inches; and a reporter bag for tablets up to 11 inches.
Something red, something blue
James Cropper is presenting its most traditional and timeless papers at this year’s Paperworld. The bespoke paper maker will introduce a vibrant array of new shades in its classic Vanguard range, including the red and blue tones ‘Blueberry’, ‘Bordeaux’, ‘Cherry’ and ‘Purple’. Reflcting demand for deeper and bolder shades, the new colours extend the choice of colours to 32. James Cropper is also showing two new papers – Elation and Porcelain – designed for a range of printing outcomes. Porcelain, a pure white product, provides the sharpest and smoothest of blank canvases for designers, while Elation is a tactile, high-grade and versatile feltmarked paper that exudes elegance.