International stationery exhibition Paperworld 2017 took place in Frankfurt on January 28-31. Here is a small selection of new products launched at the show
New face of AF
AF International, a manufacturer of specialist cleaning products for the office products industry, revealed its new packaging and new products, following a brand re-vamp.
The Core Range of cleaning products, easily identifiable in traditional AF blue and silver, now feature a new logo and ‘Advanced Technology Cleaning’ strapline. New additions include Smart Wipes, a strong, washable and reusable wipe for cleaning all forms of tech in the office, at home or on the move; and a new Hot Desk Kit 1 of tailored cleaning solutions in a drawstring bag.
AF International also launched two capsule product ranges, Whiteboard Cleaning and the Specialist Cleaning Range targeted at niche technical cleaning sectors, such as ATM/Chip and PIN maintenance and PPE Equipment Cleaning.
IDEAL showed its new folding machines, the IDEAL 8306 (entry-level model), 8335 and 8345 (high-end model). The machines offer a choice of different folds and formats to prepare letters, circulars, flyers, invoices and statements for easy insertion into envelopes.
The IDEAL OfficeLine range has been extended with the introduction of the IDEAL 8590 booklet maker 7, featuring a compact design and easy operation for the quick production of up to 800 professionally finished booklets per hour. The new model folds and/or staples documents automatically in a few seconds, handling paper formats up to A3 plus.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) was drawn to the Paperworld trade show by opportunities within the European stationery market. The company chose to show two of its leading photocopy paper lines, Hybrite and Paperline 2, APP’s premium wood-free colour paper range. Also on display were APP’s premium notebook range, Inspira, and the Enlivo office and school stationery line, which includes bound notebooks, legal pads, envelopes, index cards and multi-purpose paper.
tesa was showing a number of new products, including the Glue Stamp ecoLogo 5, which offers a clean, precise and permanent method of gluing. In consumer testing, tesa Glue Stamp was found to fix paper to paper on average 37% faster than glue rollers and sticks. Most people involved (85%) agreed that it was faster. It also uses less adhesive than glue rollers and glue sticks.
Follow the trend
Pukka Pads showcased its latest ranges of notebooks, including Electra 4, Blush, Edge and Fusion. The pads are stylish and modern, inspired by the bright colours of sports wear and the copper/rose gold trend. The collections come in A4 and A5 Jotter and Project Book variants and have many useful features, such as margins and perforated and hole punched pages for easy filing.
Shred with style
HSM has added IntelligentDrive operation to three SECURIO document shredders 3 (the P36, P40 and P44). This provides three operating modes – silent, standard and performance – is 30% quieter and provides up to 40% higher throughput than previous models. A high resolution 4.3in touch display provides easy operation.
In addition, HSM has updated the eight shredders in its HSM shredstar line with a new design and functionality, including a separate CD cutting unit and waste container for shredded CDs, DVDs and credit/store cards; and added a new model to its Pure document shredder line. The HSM Pure 730 features automatic reversal of paper if too much paper is placed in the opening.
British master papermaker James Cropper showcased its new Tailor Made service, which allow brands to work with James Cropper to develop unique, custom-made paper solutions for brand presentation and packaging. The extensive variables available through the service range from the fibres used to make a paper to the ways in which they are engineered, coloured, embossed and converted.
James Cropper was also highlighting the Dolcelicious range of food contact approved papers, available in 11 colours, and Kendal Manilla, a range of high-quality boards for the filing and stationery markets.
Trodat launched its new Professional 4.0 stamp 6. Combining a brushed stainless steel finish and high quality plastic, the Professional 4.0 provides maximum stability and durability, while being lightweight for effortless stamping. Special grip zones on the feet make it easier to compress the stamp when setting the date, while a new date band drive guarantees precise date setting and alignment.
Fast and secure shredding
Elcoman presented its new KOBRA AF auto-feed shredder series. The range includes the model KOBRA AF.1, with a 300 sheet paper tray, shredding speed of 37 sheets per minute, 135 litre waste cabinet and an optional Electronic Combination Lock to protect confidential information.
All KOBRA AF Auto Feed models are equipped with the latest Energy Smart power saving technology and continuous duty motors for quiet, non-stop shredding without overheating.
Next year’s Paperworld will take place on January 27-30, 2018.