Saudi printing & packaging exhibition attracts 40,000 visitors

Published May 31st, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The fifth Saudi Printing, Packaging & Plastic Exhibition, which was recently held in Riyadh, has attracted over 40,000 visitors, 30 percent of which were reportedly Saudi citizens, according to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily.  


More than 500 companies from 24 states participated in the five-day convention, displaying various printing and packaging techniques, machinery and operating systems.  


There are approximately 450 printing shops operating in Saudi Arabia, in addition to 54 government printing presses. The country also houses one of the Middle East’s largest printing complexes, producing over 10,000,000 copies of the Koran yearly. 


The plastic industry is also a vital part of Saudi Arabia’s economic development, as Ethylene, used in manufacturing plastics is a derivative of crude oil, which is plentiful in the Kingdom. —(MENA Report)

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