Paperworld has chosen the exhibitors who will be designated Special Interest Sustainability in a first for the trade fair, due to be held from 29 January to  1 February 2022 in Frankfurt.

“The demand of customers for durable products and items produced in an  environmentally friendly way is increasing,’’ said Eva Olbrich, director of Paperworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. “Thus, the time is ripe to highlight these products even more prominently via a curated selection and to give this future-driving topic more visibility.’’

At the premiere of the Special Interests Sustainability, 36 companies have already  participated, from which the independent jury of international experts has selected 28.

The jury considered six categories: environmentally friendly materials; resource-saving production; fair & social production;re/upcycling design; handicrafts; and sustainable innovation. Each exhibitor can fulfill one or more of these requirements with their products and fit into more than one of these categories. 

Among the companies selected is Edding. Jury member Mimi Sewalski commented: “Edding shows very nicely how even an established, larger company can perceive and implement sustainability as an opportunity for innovation. The concept of the EcoLine products made from 83% post-consumer recycled material convinced us and is also holistically conceived due to the circular take-back box.” 

Also selected was e + m Holzprodukte. “Craftsmanship meets tradition and modern design at e + m Holzprodukte. The result is finely crafted writing instruments made of certified wood that impress with their durability and functionality. Another basis for our decision is the careful manual production with a lot of handwork, which only a few companies are still able to do,’’ said jury member Sabine Meyer.

All companies receive a sustainability notice on their stands, which draws attention  to suppliers who are doing remarkable things in the field of sustainability. All manufacturers curated as sustainable can also be found online in the exhibitor search via the Sustainability filter function so that trade buyers can quickly find relevant business  partners. 

The exhibitor search for Special Interest Sustainability can be found at: paperworld.messefrankfurt.com/exhibitorsearch  

As usual, Paperworld will be held together with the international consumer-goods fairs  Christmasworld and Creativeworld at the end of January: 

Christmasworld: 28 January to 1 February 2022 

Paperworld and Creativeworld: 29 January to 1 February 2022 

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