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French pulp and paper sector goes to Helsinki for PULPAPER 2010

UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development, will present 13 companies on the French pavilion at PULPAPER, the international trade show for the pulp, paper, board and converting industry, which will take place in Helsinki from 1 to 3 June 2010.

PULPAPER, which is the leading European trade show for the paper industry, takes place every other year, alternating with SPCI, the Swedish trade show for the paper industry. In 2007, PULPAPER welcomed 16,000 visitors from 78 countries, primarily from Europe and Asia (China, Indonesia and India). In 2010, the event will take place in Helsinki (Finland) from 1 to 3 June.

In Finland, the timber and paper sector is a key industry, and the country is renowned for its expertise in pulp and paper. PULPAPER is a key event for European companies and the French Pavilion will showcase the expertise of innovative French companies in the paper industry.

French manufacturers of machinery for the paper and cardboard industry generate 80% of their turnover through exports around the world. French companies are present at each stage of the production process, from engineering and pulp production to finished products. The 13 French companies on the French Pavilion represent all sectors of the industry and will be presenting their latest innovations during the trade show.

The following companies will take part in the French Pavilion.

ABB France specialises in coating preparation for use in papermaking (, while ABK Machinery SA designs and manufactures complete machines and specialised equipment for the paper and board industry (

B A Systèmes supplies Automatically Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to leading multinational companies in the paper and printing industry ( Clextral will present its Bivis machines, which process a wide variety of raw materials into quality pulp (

CTP (Centre Technique du Papier) is an R&D centre for the production and converting industry for pulp, paper and board ( For its part, Durum is a leading specialist in the manufacturing and application of hardfacing products and parts for the paper industry (

IBC is an international provider of training courses for the pulp and paper industry ( Pall Corporation is a leading specialist in filtration, separation and purification, providing analyses and solutions for fluids used by the pulp and paper industry (

Rai-Tillieres produces wove dandy rolls, marking rolls, filtration belts and shrinkable covers for use by the paper industry ( Solaronics Bekaert offers a range of non-contact drying solutions for paper manufacturers (

Symop, the French Association for Manufacturing Technologies, brings today 220 companies, including specialists in manufacturing for the paper industry ( Tecofi designs and manufactures industrial valves and accessories with applications in sectors including water, HVAC, and the pulp and paper industry ( Finally, Thermopap offers complete drying and energy-saving solutions for papermakers (


UBIFRANCE is the French Agency for International Business Development, and is part of France’s export-support framework.

As the partner of reference for French companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information about export markets, about legal issues and regulations, and about international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data. In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.

UBIFRANCE is organising the French Pavilion at PULPAPER, which will take place in Helsinki (Finland) from 1 to 3 June 2010.

For further information about the PULPAPER trade show, please go to:

Kate Ambler | UBIFRANCE
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