Mepco Gulf participated in the Paper Arabia with focus on new speciality packaging grades from Mondi. The products included papers for packaging of pharmaceuticals, food products like cheese, wheat packaging etc. These are kraft and MG bleached papers. The products will be going directly to the large converters. Company is targeting an annual sales of $30m with this product range.

Also company is focussing on products for digital printing. The company has launched a speciality grade from Mondi called as DNS range for digital printing. Company has started appointing distributors for this range on retail side and also supplying to large printers. The products are available for liquid toner, dry toner and inkjet technologies.

The company is also selling more products from Mondi's Russian mill which includes improved photocopy papers. These are having more brightness and bulk. Talking about the trend in the ME market, managing director, Fadi Baaklini said: "The unrest in the region has affected the paper consumption. Also the demand for printing and writing paper is dropping year on year and that for packaging is growing."