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French Experts Loyal to the Project Lebanon Trade Show

Rejula ARUN - 16-juin-2019 13:04:11
United Arab Emirates- June 16, 2019 , Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its eleventh France Pavilion at the Project Lebanon trade fair from June 18 - 21, 2019 in Beirut. This trade fair is the sole international event in Lebanon in the construction, building, materials and equipment sector. The French Pavilion will enjoy very good visibility thanks to a Premium location at the trade fair entrance. Ten French exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products, technologies and know-how to local building industry professionals.   The French construction/finishing work industry has several undeniable strengths  - With a highly fragmented network of 392,000 companies and sales of €135 billion in 2017, the industry has one or more global leaders in most of its component sectors: VINCI, EIFFAGE, BOUYGUES and SPIE, to name but a few.  - France boasts a highly diverse offering when it comes to the building trades, with companies of all sizes providing structural engineering and finishing work services (carpentry, roofing, insulation, sanitation, air-conditioning, smoke detectors, etc.) and interior fittings (wall and floor coverings, luxury tapware, home automation, etc.). - Innovation is a hallmark of French companies: new and biosourced building materials, wooden construction driven by ecological considerations, and smart building (BIM modeling, home automation, smart meters, energy optimization tools, solar glass, and smart thermostats, boilers and bulbs) are just some of the development initiatives currently being pursued by businesses in the sector. - Lastly, France enjoys a strong reputation for quality and reliability, which are especially important in the construction industry due to safety risks. A strong presence in foreign markets €7.1 billion are generated in exports . France tends to export top-quality, carefully designed, advanced technology products (innovative insulation materials, building facades that let in natural light, suspended ceilings, clay roof tiles, natural paints, decorative fireplaces, etc.).   The building and finishing work market in Lebanon represents 14% of GDP and as regards construction, it mainly depends on imports. USD 11 billion of promises of loans and donations were obtained by Lebanon from the international community at conclusion of the CEDRE Conference in April 2018, aimed at helping the country finance its multi-year development plan over the next 5 years. This context is a strong signal for French companies wishing to do business with this country which has a strong development potential. The French delegation there attests to the large interest represented by the Lebanese market. The French exhibitors in the France Pavilion aim to establish or strengthen partnerships, and develop new collaborations with local professionals.   The French exhibitors of the Lebanon Project, will be there to greet you in the France Pavilion , at the entrance to the trade fair:   AFITEXINOV: Specialized in drainage, supporting structures and floor sealing, the AFITEX group bases its international development on innovative processes and generating significant savings in the construction of structures: buildings, road and rail infrastructure, waste storage centers, mines, etc. CSTB – Centre Scientifique Technique du Bâtiment:  The mission of the Scientific and Technical Building Center is to ensure the quality and safety of buildings. LANCIER SA:  Specialized in the manufacture of transport equipment for laying and running cables for telecom, energy and tertiary industry installers.   MEREF - CCI FRANCE LIBAN:  Grouping of French and Lebanese economic entities who are working for closer economic and cultural relations between the two countries. The MEREF  - CCI FRANCE LIBAN will host the following exhibitors on its booth: AROPE INSURANCE S.A.L. : One of the main actors of the insurance sector in Lebanon. BUREAU VERITAS LIBAN:  An inspection office, testing and certifying products to local standards. QUALICONSULT MOYEN-ORIENT S.A.L:  Specialist of technical control, inspection, assistance and training, Qualiconsult Group provides support to companies at all stages in building and operating their buildings, technical facilities and infrastructure. SOCOTEC LIBAN:  The group intervenes to identify, assess and prevent risks in the areas of Quality, Safety, Health and the Environment.   Key building figures of the French economy: • 392,000 companies; • Workforce of 1,441,000 including 1,069,000 employees and 372,000 self-employed tradespeople; • EUR 135 billion of building work excluding tax • Activity in external markets: EUR 7.1 billion of building work recorded (4.9 billion for structural work and 2.2 billion for finishing work). • Geographical distribution: Europe (64%), Asia (11%), America (11%), Africa (7%), South America (6%), Near and Middle East (1%)   Source: French Building Federation, June 2018 ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.  Social Media:  Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF  #FrenchPavilion #ChooseFrance  #FrenchConstruction #FraneAtProjectLebanon  For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Ms. Catherine MILLE, Project Leader Phone: 33 (0) 4 96 17 25 26 catherine.mille@businessfrance.fr www.businessfrance.fr Ms. Yasmina OUARI Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 995 29 97  Mail :  yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr   

Dawex Raises €5 Million to Accelerate the Development of the Data Economy

Rejula ARUN - 26-mai-2019 06:58:59
Amadeus, Itochu Corporation, Bouygues Construction and Caisse des Dépôts invest to support innovation and data exchange technology.  United Arab Emirates-  May 26, 2019 -  Dawex , a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, today announced a new round of funding of €5 million with  Amadeus  (AMS.MC),  Itochu Corporation  (ITOCY),  Bouygues Construction    (BOUY.PA) and a French web entrepreneur entering Dawex’s capital, also joined by the historical investor  Caisse des Dépôts    (via its Banque des Territoires). Total funds raised from inception tops €12 million, including the recent €2.5M grant from Horizon 2020,  European Union Research & Innovation program . Dawex co-founders Fabrice Tocco and Laurent Lafaye remain majority shareholders, retaining full control over the company’s strategy and operations.  With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and the emergence of Smart Cities, among other disruptive trends like the autonomous cars, huge quantities of valuable data are being generated, analyzed and exchanged. New data-driven ecosystems are emerging that organizations can strategically leverage using secure data marketplaces and data exchange platforms. Since 2015  Dawex mission  is to create the conditions for the smooth development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations. This new round of funding will support the company’s ambition to make Dawex the data exchange platform reference, by accelerating its development in Europe and the United States, by establishing itself in Asia and the Middle East, and by pursuing its investment in technology and innovation.  “Data ecosystems are redefining competition, and the most data-driven companies will be the leaders of the new data economy”, said Laurent Lafaye, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Becoming data-driven requires a shift in the enterprise’s mindset and culture, but also the right technology to accelerate, streamline and secure data exchanges internally and externally, in compliance with new data regulations. This is exactly what Dawex provides”.  “Dawex is excited to bring together such high-profile corporations and leaders in their respective markets to invest in our data exchange technology.” said Fabrice Tocco, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Their engagement as corporations in supporting our innovation reflects the strategic role that data exchange platforms play in today’s organizations and how they could impact the future of our economy.”   Today 7,000 organizations from 20+  industries , such as agriculture, air & space, automobile, financial services & insurance, construction, energy, logistics & transportation, retail, telco, travel & hospitality, rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and  Data Exchange Platform  technology to source, commercialize, and share data directly between them, securely and efficiently. Dawex solutions are enterprise-grade and highly scalable also integrating new technologies such as the blockchain.   Dawex expertise on data economy is recognized by major analyst & research firms and institutions. Dawex is a consortium member of European projects like CyberSec4Europe and Data Pitch, and gold award winner at the French American Business Awards 2018, San Francisco.  About Dawex Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, allows organizations to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing, monetizing and exchanging data directly without intermediary, securely, efficiently and in full compliance with regulations. Today 7,000 organizations from 20+ sectors rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and Dawex  Data Exchange Platform  technology to build their data exchange strategy. Created in 2015, Dawex is a French company with offices in Paris, Lyon, San Francisco and Montreal, expanding business operations in Asia and the Middle East.   www.dawex.com  About Amadeus “Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel.” Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways. Our purpose is to shape the future of travel.  www.amadeus.com About Bouygues Construction Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction, with operations in more than 60 countries. It designs, builds and operates projects in the sectors of building, infrastructure and industry. As a responsible and committed leader in sustainable construction, Bouygues Construction sees innovation as its primary source of added value.  www.bouygues-construction.com/en About the Caisse des Dépôts Group  Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiaries form a public long-term investor group serving the general interest and economic development of local areas. It combines five areas of expertise: pensions and professional training, asset management, monitoring subsidiaries and strategic shareholdings, business financing (with Bpifrance) and Banque des Territoires.  www.caissedesdepots.fr/en About Itochu Corporation With approximately 110 bases in 63 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.   www.itochu.co.jp/en Dawex Press Contact Agence Yucatan - Elisa Lesieur +33 1 53 63 27 27 | elesieur@yucatan.fr  

Digitalization at the forefront of the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days

Rejula ARUN - 18-avr.-2019 11:51:36
PRESS RELEASE   Digitalization at the forefront of  the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days    United Arab Emirates; April 2019: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days in the beginning of April in Abu Dhabi. Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, the two-day forum focused on Digitalization, Energy Efficiency, New Technologies for Gas Processing and Plant Operations. The topics presented in a series of presentations of new solutions by the French innovative companies participating, towards ADNOC Group’s Key decision makers.   Since 2015, the UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days has become an essential rendez-vous between UAE and France in the Oil & Gas sector. This year with the support of Total in the UAE as gold sponsor and Schneider Electric as silver sponsor, over 10 companies were represented to showcase the latest technology and industry innovations.     The forum took place in two distinct locations bridging the topics with live demonstrations. On the first day of the event took place at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, next to the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex where ADNOC subsidiaries are located. On the second day, French companies met ADNOC operational teams in the Ruwais Industrial Area where hydrocarbons are processed.    The historical ties between the United Arab Emirates and France having served as a strong base in bilateral cooperations in an important number of domains, is particulary prevalent in Oil & Gas field. The strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy, Oil and Gas sectors will help to strengthen business relationships between Emirati and French organizations.   With Digitalization as the overarching theme, the forum covered Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics/Maintenance. Sessions on Energy Efficiency included details on Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Management software and tools, Energy optimization in Gas Processing and the Best Available Techniques (BAT). The sessions focused on New technologies for Plant Operations delved deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and management side of the industry.    Following the successful sessions in 2015, 2017, and 2018 under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities brought together by two forward thinking nations.   - END         -  Note to Editors  ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    About EVOLEN: EVOLEN network brings together some 1,350 members (250 corporate members and 1,100 individual oil and gas professionals). Their areas of expertise cover the entire oil and gas sector (exploration, production, storage, refining, and distribution) and renewables.  EVOLEN aims to promote the technological and industrial excellence of the French hydrocarbons industry and energy futures across the world and to foster the international deployment of French energy industry companies. The French hydrocarbons industry has many strengths, notably its great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of quality and safety. Moreover, its technologies and know-how are being applied intensively to new sources of energy.   ABOUT THE FRENCH BUSINESS GROUP:  The French Business Group is a dynamic and independent non-profit organization committed to promote business relations between the United Arab Emirates and France. It has nearly 200 members and represents sectors such as Oil & Gas, construction, defense, aerospace, aviation, hospitality, finance and telecom. The main missions are to promote bilateral trade, represent and serve the interests of its members and enhance Franco-Emirati connections.   ABOUT TOTAL: Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. It is present in the UAE since 1939 across all elements of the energy sector. Total is in partnership with ADNOC and the majority of Abu Dhabi’s oil, gas and energy companies. It has interests in several joint ventures, plus operational presence through its affiliates Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Total Solar Middle East, Total Marketing Middle East blending plant, Total E&P UAE Unconventional Gas B.V. and via its trading branch TOTSA.   Championing civic responsibility for future generations through the Total Foundation and promoting one of the key pillars of its societal activities, Youth, Inclusion and Education, Total is committed to the development of youth in the country.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Yasmina OUARI  Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97  Mail : yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr    

French electricity sector experts show their loyalty to Middle East Electricity 2019 in Dubai

Rejula ARUN - 26-févr.-2019 10:03:13
United Arab Emirates: 26 February 2019 - 27 French companies will be exhibiting in 2019 with Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, at the Middle East Electricity Show in Dubai, a chance for a French excellence sector that is both innovative and dynamic to enjoy the spotlight. The event is truly a springboard for companies looking to expand in the broader Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Many opportunities exist in this very fast-growing market, driven by the staggering development in several sectors: retail distribution, transport, logistics, infrastructure and residential. With major international events such as the Dubai World Expo 2020, to be hosted in the region, and the return of major real estate projects announced by public contractors, French experts attending the show will have many opportunities on which to seize. The exhibitors on site will cover the full range of the industry: equipment and applications for power generation transmission and distribution, protection and security products and systems, and lighting. Their presence is synonymous with competitive and innovative solutions. France is home to leading players recognized across the world, in each link of the value chain, whether electrical and telecom network operators, engineering companies, integrators, equipment manufacturers, component producers or ICT companies. With such strong players on its soil, France enjoys some of the highest- quality power supply in the world, and can offer electrical equipment on par with the best. Come out and meet the French exhibitors in Hall 7: 3X ENGINEERING, ADDEV MATERIALS,  AEG POWER SOLUTIONS, AOIP, ARC INFORMATIQUE, ARRAS MAXEI FRANCE, AUD INNOV, AUGIER, CAHORS INTERNATIONAL, CHAUVIN ARNOUX, CITEL 2 CP, DELTA BOX, ENERDIS, ENSTO NOVEXIA, GS YUASA BATTERY FRANCE, INDUSTRIELLE DE CONTROLE ET D’EQUIPEMENT, INFOSEC COMMUNICATION, JST TRANSFORMATEURS, MADE, METAL DEPLOYE RESISTOR, MICHAUD EXPORT,  NILED, OBSTA, RS ISOLTEC, SAFT, SEDIVER, TECNOR MIDDLE EAST FRANCE’S PLACE / ROLE Market share (electricity generation) 2% at global level, including all energy sources. Electricity accounts for nearly 22.9% of the power consumed in France Import 2017 36.2 TWh Export 2017 74.2 TWh • France holds the Number 2 spot in the ranking of the world’s largest electricity generators, thanks to EDF.  • France is the 2nd largest electricity exporting country in Europe after Germany. • France is the 7th largest exporter of electrical equipment in the world. ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance #French-Electricity For more info, feel free to contact : BUSINESS FRANCE Sophie ISSOVITS, Project Manager E-mail: sophie.issovits@businessfrance.fr Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 39 85 - Site web : www.businessfrance.fr Yasmina OUARI Press Officer Tel: 052 995 29 97 yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr

FRANCE AT MEDLAB 2019 February 4 to 7, 2019 at DWTC

Rejula ARUN - 17-janv.-2019 07:35:57
• 11 French companies to be gathered on the French pavilion • Major innovations to be exhibited in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics. United Arab Emirates, January 16th 2019: 11 French companies will be taking part in the region’s largest laboratory trade show, in Dubai, from February 4-7, 2019. Showcased across 180 m², the French in vitro diagnostics industry (IVD) will unveil its latest innovative ideas, which are the strategic pillars of the sector’s development. Health innovation goes well beyond medical innovation, particularly because the fields involved, and in particular the in vitro diagnostics industry, are becoming more numerous, diversified and interdependent. The IVD industry forms an essential part of the healthcare system. Over the past several decades, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers have been able to gain the efficiency they needed, by investing ever more in scientific and technological innovation. Thanks to a particularly dynamic market, the in vitro diagnostics industry continues to invest massively in R&D and in its own industrial facilities. The major innovations of the companies exhibiting at the French Pavilion are as many breakthroughs in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics. The laboratory industry in Europe ranks France as the second largest market behind Germany. France is a big producer of medicines driven by a dense industrial ecosystem with +271 production facilities and a highly skilled workforce. In 2017, the turnover of the medicine industry reached 54 billion euros in France, almost 50% intended to be exported. The French btob sector of the pharmaceutical industry gathers around 130 000 employees. ARKAB - www.arkab.eu ArkAb develops, manufactures and markets monoclonal human/mouse chimeric antibodies IgG IgA IgM IgE. The products are used for research in health and for in vitro diagnostics immunoassays. ArkAb offers catalog products and also custom made development services of chimeric mAbs. AVALUN SAS - www.avalun.com As a young innovative company, we focus all our energy on developing our next-generation LabPad® POC testing device and its associated Tsmart® range of microcuvettes. Our multidisciplinary team consists of 20 dedicated individuals providing their unique expertise and sharing passion for innovation. BIOLABO SAS - www.biolabo.fr BIOLABO Group offers Analyzers & Reagents with very long shelf life for Biochemistry, Coagulation and Specific Proteins. We are among the very few manufacturers in the world who control the production of both reagents and analyzers for Biochemistry, thanks to the acquisition of BPC in 2016. BIOSYNEX - www.biosynex.com BIOSYNEX is specialized in IVD products. Our R&D is answering to new needs in medical innovative fields: - Rapid Diagnostic Tests (HIV tests...) - Amplix: Molecul Biology qPCR - CellsCheck: 1st instrument for Malaria detection - Serology & Parasitology EUROFINS BIOMNIS - www.biomnis.com European leader in the sector of specialized medical pathology, Eurofins Biomnis was founded in 1897 by Marcel Mérieux and carries out over 32,000 analyses per day from a range of over 2,500 available tests, including specialized tests for which the company has the appropriate authorizations. FAMECO MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS - www.fameco.eu Since 2000 Fameco is a well known leader world-wide for high quality refurbishing of laboratory and hospital systems from the major brands. Our services include warranty, hotline, technical training, spare parts and consumables supply. ILSA DIAGNOSTIC - www.ilsa-diagnostic.com Ilsa Diagnostic is a key player in the field of laboratory instrumentation for IVD. In cytology, optimization of cancer screening using our iDC 20 and Cell Expert products line. In Bio-Banks, ulitmate safety, traceability and storing of samples using our patented 3S-Safe Sampling Systems. LABELIANS - www. elvetec.fr LABELIANS (CML-ID group) is a major player in the laboratory world and the leading distributor of disposables, equipment, furniture and services to medical laboratories in France. Its production unit, CEB, has an expertise in manufacturing Medical Devices (MD) and (IVD), PEHD bottles, OEM products. MEDIFF - www.mediff.fr MEDIFF manufactures and distributes in vitro diagnostic tests for medical use in line with ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2016 certifications. Through our concept ONE FOR ALL, we offer a complete solution to our customers by grouping their supplies of laboratory equipments and in vitro medical devices. RAL DIAGNOSTICS - www.ral-diagnostics.fr RAL Diagnostics is a manufacturer of stains and instruments for clinical diagnostics. Kits, reagents and instruments are intended mainly for hematology, microbiology and pathology. SFRI MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS - www.sfri.fr SFRI - Société Française de Réactifs & d’Instruments - adventure began in 1977. After more than 40 years of experience, SFRI manufactures & exports solutions of In Vitro Diagnostic in more than a 100 countries ! We count around 780 hematology, biochemistry & immunology products in our catalog. For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Malika HACHEMI Project Manager Business France Tel +33 (0)1 40 73 35 70 malika. hachemi@businessfrance.fr Note to Editors Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #FrenchHealthcare  

Ethylene oxide sterilization: A tried and tested process and increasingly innovative machines

Rejula ARUN - 09-janv.-2019 11:29:49
United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2019 : Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards governing its use (safety and toxicity) and its follow-up (EO residuals in the MD) are adhered to. SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures industrial-type ethylene oxide sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 standard and provides its customers with experience and expert knowledge of the sterilization process. SOLSTEO’s success worldwide is partly due to an innovative software application: a plug & play version of its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system CRISTALWARE 2.0., which can be adapted for existing machines. This new version is innovative in that it incorporates an equipment simulation tool, which means that the program can be 95% validated before the software is installed on an existing machine. Like a surgeon performing a transplant on an otherwise healthy heart patient, CRISTALWARE 2.0. gives equipment a second lease of life! Committed to protecting the environment, SOLSTEO supports green industry and offers innovative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint by integrating alternative natural energy sources (solar power) into the operation of its machines and air purification systems (scrubbers and catalytic burners). For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr  

French plastics experts gathered together for the first time in a French pavilion at the ARABPLAST in Dubai, from 5 to 8 January 2019

Rejula ARUN - 18-déc.-2018 06:20:23
• Inaugural French pavilion • 13 French companies United Arab Emirates, December 16th 2018 - Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its first French Pavilion at the ARABPLAST trade fair with 13 companies representing different sectors of the industry. ARABPLAST has established itself as the leading trade fair for the plastics industry in the Middle East. Its privileged geographical position makes it a particularly popular business location and an ideal meeting place for French exhibitors wishing to develop or intensify their growth in local and regional markets. Given the hydrocarbon reserves available in the United Arab Emirates, plastics processing is one of the country’s priority areas for industrial diversification. Demand comes mainly from the food packaging and electrical tube and cable manufacturing sectors. Last year, the packaging sector grew by 44%. All of the above are excellent reasons for French companies to offer the UAE market alternative solutions in the field of innovative plastics, a sector in which France excels. A creative sector French plastics processing is a structurally expanding growth sector. In 2017, the plastics and composites industry returned to its historic highs, achieving a turnover of €30.2 billion, which is almost identical to 2007 turnover (€31 billion) with 3,500 companies and 128,000 employees. It covers 110 economic sectors, principally food/agri-food (19%), automotive (17%), construction (12%), electricity/electronics (10%) and medical (10%). Major advantages The French plastics industry benefits from its collective innovative strength which is further supported by its Industrial Technical IPC Center (Innovation - Plastics - Composites). Innovation concerns not only products and materials, but also equipment and tooling. 7,600 employees work in R&D in the plastics sector with €636 billion being invested in R&D in 2016. A territorial network organization, that works in close co-operation with companies, total commitment to the French ambition of the circular economy, a conscious policy to train people in order to constantly improve employee skills and qualifications, are the other advantages of the plastics industry, which underpin its ambitions for the future of its undertakings. Since 2010, exports of plastic products have been growing at a rate of 4.2% per year, a rate that may even reach 5.2% this year. France is ranked 2nd in Europe and 7th in the world. There are many sectors that are promising for the French plastics industry: - For sectors that use packaging products, plastics offer an efficient means of meeting product safety and regulatory compliance requirements; - The automotive sector will require ever-increasing quantities of plastic if it is to meet the challenge of reducing vehicle weight; - Plastics are required for a wide range of construction industry products, such as coatings, pipes and cables, PVC joinery, insulation.  French manufacturers place particular emphasis on energy efficiency, recycling, maintenance, durability, weight reduction, etc; - The medical/health sector, in which France is a world leader, is also very important for plastics.  The applications are numerous and diverse - medical and pharmaceutical packaging, prostheses, syringes, etc. We invite you to get to know the companies exhibiting on the French pavilion that operate in most of these sectors:   http://actiplast.fr/en Rigid and soft PVC compound formulator and manufacturer for injection and extrusion   http://www.corelco.com/en  Manufacturer of machines for extrusion lines of corrugated pipes, netting, sheaths.   Site change in progress High-precision multi-cavity molds (bi-component, cosmetic)   http://www.dcm.fr/en  Machines for processing flexible packaging materials, paper, cardboard and aluminum   http://www.ermo-tech.com/en  Designer and manufacturer of high-precision injection molds. http://www.ironjaw.tech Innovative solution to increase the clamping force of injection presses.   http://www.matissart.com/?lg=en  Specialist in blow molds for packaging and technical parts.   http://www.mftech.fr/en  Manufacturer of filament winding machines  https://www.pakea.eu/fr  Customized solutions for the production of cardboard tubes, cardboard profiles and cardboard-based composite boxes.  http://www.plastipolis.fr  The only French competitiveness cluster dedicated to Plastics -  400 members including 250 companies and 90 research centers.   http://www.plastisud.com/index.php/en  Designer and manufacturer of high precision multi-cavity molds for your Cap / Medical Part / Tray or Thin Wall Cover. Site change in progress Precision multi-cavity molds for: Smart cards, contactless and SIM cards; Medical and pharmaceutical products; Technical parts (Pen body, caps...) Outside the French pavilion, but working in close partnership with Business France, you can meet:   https://www.polytechs.fr/?lg=en   Manufacturer of compounds, masterbatches and compacted additives for polymer producers and processors. For further information: BUSINESS FRANCE Pascal GALLI, Project manager of the French pavilion Email: pascal.galli@businessfrance.fr ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr
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