Int’l PaperTech Expo kicks off at ICCB

International conference on pulp and paper technology kicked off in the capital on Thursday.

Over 60 companies from six countries including host Bangladesh took part in the three-day exposition.

The companies are showcasing the latest innovation in pulp and paper and machinery equipment and accessories, packaging equipment and device, converting and machinery at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital.

Bangladesh Paper Mills Owners’ Association (BPMOA) organised the second edition of the event in association with Asian Expo Conference (ACE).

Bashundhara Group and PaperLeaf sponsored the event for this year.

Bashundhara Group Vice Chairman Safwan Sobhan inaugurated the international conference at a function at Rajdarshan Hall of ICCB.

While speaking Safwan Sobhan said the paper industry is going forward as Bangladeshi companies are able to reduce the gap between export and import.

“Bangladeshi paper mills are manufacturing international standard papers and packaging products which became a new source of foreign currency,” Safwan Sobhan said.

BG Deputy Managing Director Mustafizur Rahman said Bashundhara Group have been leading the paper industries of the country.

“The expo will help to raise the awareness on country’s growing paper industry. The companies will share latest innovations among the participants which will pave the way to flourish the local industries,” Rahman said.

The organiser also mentioned that import dependency has been declined gradually with the new manufacturers entering into the market.

PaperLeaf CEO Hasan Murad Chowdhury, ACE management lead Mahbubul Alam, Indian representative Rajiv Kumer were, among others, present on the occasion.