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    Recently PSS visited Paperworld Germany, an event organized by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Gmbh, Germany. There we had an opportunity to meet Mr. Vipul Bhargava, General Manager – Sales and Marketing of Anchor Groups - Writing Instrument division. Established in 1964, Anchor group grew at a fast pace under the proficient leadership of Shri Jadhavji Lalji Shah. The brand ANCHOR became a household name. In 2007 the company sold its electrical  business to Panasonic and thereafter  ventured into diversified business such as Writing Instruments , Paints, Reality and also into Electricals, the groups passion.

    The writing instruments business is being headed by Mr. Mehul Shah, elder son of Shri Jadhavji Shah. The company sell’s  pens  under two brands mainly “Anchor” & “ITALIA” pens. Anchor Pens focuses mainly on mass product and ITALIA Pens in metal pens. The Writing instrument division is fast growing in the domestic as well as international market. The brand is in the process of launching many new products for the masses and the classes. The company also plans to very shortly launch a wide range of school and office stationery like White board markers, Permanent markers, wooden pencils, Sharpeners, Erasers etc. to name some.

     When asked about any new products launched recently, Vipul ji informed us in detail about the competitive new range of Pens with attractive designs. “We have launched a new brand called “DELA”. This is basically a mass production pen with a triangle grip. What we have tried is, to give a little facelift to our mass production writing instruments to make them look attractive and offer maximum margins to the retailers than most of our competitors.

     The company is very focused on this division  and is developing new products for both the domestic and international markets. The company is also setting up a new plant at Sukhesh near Vapi to increase their per day production. The plant would be fully operational by April 2019.

    Thu, 28/03/2019
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    Booth No. A79 in Hall 3.0 displayed a range of eye-catching and wonderful designs of office and utility products. The stall belonged to Sentisina GmbH, a Germany based company founded in 2015. Sentisina design lab is an international design team of industrial designers and graphic designers, connected with investors and marketing experts to achieve a gapless transformation from the first design concept to final product.

    Among the array of products that were put up for display, one such product that caught attention was –“Blade Breaker”. Luckily we got the opportunity to speak with the designer of the product - Michael Satz. He explained us the Utility of the product, and how the design won him the “GERMAN DESIGN AWARD SPECIAL 2018”.

    “As you see here this Top Cover of the transparent Plastic Box has Two Slots to accommodate two different blade sizes” said Michael, as he showed us the Blade Breaker box. He further added “When you insert the worn-out blade edges in one of this slot and apply a little force, the blade chips off easily. Most importantly it does not fly off, drop down or cause any harm. Instead it falls in the container below thus offering you a collection of about 100g of High Quality Steel for every blade used in your office or factory

    The demo was really impressive. The blade breaker combines a tool for breaking off cutter blade segments with a collection box for the detached segments. It is suitable for all conventional cutters with break-off segments. Using blade breaker, the blade is automatically positioned at the correct angle, so that the break-line is parallel to that indicated on the blade. The breakage is so clean and easy that it totally eliminates any chance of injuries. Plus the advantage of accumulation of high quality steel for recycling made it an Award Winning product.

    Thu, 28/03/2019
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    This year KUM GmbH dedicated a section of the booth to the newly designed series of Sharpeners and other stationery items made of BIO PLASTICS.  Sabine Sack, Head of Sales, KUM GmbH introduced us to their brand new product line called “Blue Ocean” series. “We are proud to be the first in the market with stationery products made of Bio Plastics” she said.

    Here we must inform our readers about Bio Plastics. Bioplastics are plastics derived partially or in whole from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms.

    The advantage of Bio Plastics is that apart from taking less time to break down when discarded, biodegradable plastics can also be recycled and are non-toxic since they contain no chemicals or toxins compared to other types of plastics that can emit harmful chemicals, especially if burned.To begin with KUM has developed a sharpener range called CUB3, scales and set squares with Bio Plastics.  As one would notice there is no visible difference in Blue Ocean range of products from their Fossil fuel based Plastic range.

    When asked about the reason for the shift in raw material for Blue Ocean range, Sabine said “Due to their universal properties, fossil based raw materials like Plastics in this case, are used extensively in products that we use in day to day life. Today it may appear normal, but going by the rate, at which these fossil fuels are depleting, in the foreseeable future these will be a thing of the past. As a responsibility to future generations and to protect limited resources we feel obliged to produce sustainable products.”

    We at PSS congratulate KUM and convey our best wishes for taking a pioneering step for conserving the environment for future generations.


    Thu, 28/03/2019
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    Established in 1994, Green & Associates (HK) Ltd. describes itself as design agency that offers innovative, unique and contemporary designer products such as photo frames, housewares, desktop accessories etc. 

    In 2009 the company decided to dedicate a range for products which will be designed and manufactured using the concepts of Recycle, Reuse and Regenrate. It was named as OOObject. We at PSS got a chance to meet the company’s founder Mr. Gewah Lam Cheong-leung and his Marketing Director, Denise Ng. This time around they had come with one of their remarkable and viable product concept called “30X30 Verse Biodegradable Pens” that included pens made of 1/3rd recycled food waste.

    Denise explained us the benefits “According to a report from United Nation, 1/3 of of all food produced is wasted or lost because of inappropriate practices or handling. We purposely designed this range of “30 X 30 biodegradable Pens” made of food wastes. At first, there were 30 kinds of food wastes, the series has been expanded to 45 kinds of food wastes. Now, it is extended to the wastes of fabric rags, wood chips, threads, pokers, books, ceramic, etc.”

    Denise highlighted an interesting aspect. He said that they prefer to call this project as “Upcycling” instead of “Recyling” as they are utilizing food waste into a useable daily life product that “for e.g. in Aloe Vera range, we collect waste aloe leaves directly from Cosmetic factories in china, for almonds shell range we collect the shells from Nuts factories

     The body of the pens is 100% biodegradable. Infact the Plastic tip , cap and the end cap are made of PP which is at first processed with a biodegradable agent that increases the biodegradability rate by upto 5 times. OOObject also has a range of “FI-NE pens” - Pens upcycled from fishing nets; and “WBO Pens” - Pens upcycled from drink bottles.


    Wed, 27/03/2019
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    WhiteFurze is a UK based company that manufactures excellent storage solutions across different categories ranging from Housewares, Garden products to Food and Office storage solutions.

    WhiteFurze is a UK based company that manufactures excellent storage solutions across different categories ranging from Housewares, Garden products to Food and Office storage solutions. The boxes are sturdy and innovatively designed to serve a variety of purposes. 

    “We have excellent stockholding levels. Thanks to our warehousing space which fits 22,000 pallet spaces allowing for prompt lead times for our customers.  We have been able to achieve this because of our privately owned manufacturing facility allowing a degree flexibility to cater to specific requirements of our clients” said Scott Hudspith, Export Sales Coordinator, Whitefurze Ltd.


    He further added “The boxes are designed so that they can cleverly stack or nest to help you use space effectively. Mix and match co-ordinated lids are available in transparent and a range of vibrant colours.”


    Some of the fast moving range of boxes are – 

    • Spacemaster and Spacemaster Extra
    • Hinged Allstore
    • Carry Boxes
    • Utility Boxes
    • and Stack and Store

    All these boxes come in a wide range of sizes which can find a variety of uses in our day to day life for e.g. - keeping arts & crafts, children's stationery and smaller office items organised.

    Mon, 25/03/2019
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    दिल्ली स्टेशनरी एसोसिएशन की कार्यकारिणी समिति द्वारा 17 मार्च 2019 को दी ग्रेस बैंक्वेट हॉल दिल्ली में होली मंगल मिलन 2019 समारोह का आयोजन किया गया । 

    दिल्ली स्टेशनरी एसोसिएशन की कार्यकारिणी समिति द्वारा 17 मार्च 2019 को दी ग्रेस बैंक्वेट हॉल, दिल्ली में "होली मंगल मिलन 2019" समारोह का आयोजन किया गया।  जिसमें प्रधान श्री सुरेंद्र कुमार गुप्ता, उप प्रधान श्री सुनील कुमार गुप्ता व् श्री मुकेश गुप्ता, महामंत्री श्री श्याम सुन्दर रुस्तगी, मंत्री श्री विकास गुप्ता, मंत्री श्री महेंद्र कुमार और कोषाध्यक्ष श्री अनिल आनंद ने सदस्यों के साथ मिलकर समारोह की शोभा बढ़ायी। 

    होली मंगल मिलन 2019 समारोह के आयोजन में कंगारू ब्रांड के KGOC GLOBAL LLP के द्वारा प्रायोजक की भूमिका निभाई गयी थी । 

    होली मंगल मिलन 2019 समारोह में रंगारंग कार्यकर्म के अलावा लकी ड्रा एवं अल्पहार और डिनर की भी सुविधा दी गयी थी और दिल्ली स्टेशनरी एसोसिएशन के सदस्यों के द्वारा समारोह की काफी प्रशंसा की गयी । 

    Mon, 18/03/2019
  • 268

    This Women's Day, Venus Traders celebrates and pays a tribute to female artists across Pune and the country! For this special occasion, Venus Traders met and created a wonderful video with Bharati Pitre, renowned artist and Papier Mache Sculptor. Just as she says, and Venus Traders also completely agree with her notion, "There are no Boundaries! Happy Women's Day!

    Venus Traders is one of the most trusted name in Pune's stationery world. 5 Stationery Superstores spread across prime locations in the city, Venus Traders is the Premium Dealer for anything and everything in stationery. More than 125 trained sales staff and a separate team for marketing in corporate sector is the added edge and that's the reason why more than 3500 customers visit Venus Traders, everyday!

    Fri, 08/03/2019
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    Kokuyo Camlin, the premier stationery brand true to its commitment of creating innovative ways of making learning fun and better for children through its products launched the ‘2 in 1 Geometry and Pencil box’ at KidZania, the global indoor theme park at RCity Mall, Ghatkopar. Mr. Satish Veerappa, CEO, Kokuyo Camlin, unveiled this first-of-its-kind product which would be very useful for the children.

    The ‘2 in 1 Geometry and Pencil box’ is an ergonomically designed, sleek yet tough transparent geometry cum pencil box made out of high quality unbreakable plastic with slots for pencils and geometry instruments organized in separate compartments and at the same time offering space for more components. At a time when the kids are overburdened with a heavy school bag where there is a jostle for space, this product comes as a blessing as it will reduce the space taken in the bag and will serve the purpose of both – geometry and pencil box. The MRP of the product is an affordable  Rs.200 per piece. The product is a result of intensive research the company has been doing with children and teachers for last two years, which led to the strong consumer insight and product development.

    Commenting on the launch, Mr. Satish Veerappa, CEO, Kokuyo Camlin, said “It gives me immense pleasure in launching the 2 in 1  Geometry Box. This innovation has been an outcome which has been enabled by inputs from academia and the students who regularly use geometry box. We believe that this product should not only aid kids in their curricular work but also overcome  inconvenience of carrying 2 boxes almost  every day.”

    An equally elated Mr. Saumitra Prasad, Chief Marketing Officer, Kokuyo Camlin said, “Our team has  always maintained a strong connect with children and teachers to get valuable insights and we are delighted to launch a product which should redefine the category of geometry box, and most importantly give delight to our consumers”

    The products will be getting distributed across the country in the coming weeks before the big school season starts.

    About Kokuyo Camlin Ltd:

    Kokuyo Camlin Limited (formerly known as Camlin Limited)  is in the business of  marketing and selling of art materials and stationery products under flagship brands ‘Camel’ and ‘Camlin’ which have been in existence for more than 80 years . The company offers a wide range of products such as Fine Art materials, scholastic colours and stationery, hobby products, office products, writing and drawing instruments, adhesives and notebooks. 

    Tue, 05/03/2019
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    Today, Monolith GmbH, Europe’s leading supplier of business luggage announced the signing of an agreement to distribute Solo New York products across Europe. Solo New York bring to market extensive ranges of stylish & fashionable bags, backpacks & cases.

    Tim Bonnett, VP European Sales at Monolith, commented: “This exciting partnership with SOLO gives our customers a perfectly complementary extension to our already established Monolith range. It brings us major investment in trend analysis, new product development and additional products that lead the market”

    Nick Byrne, VP Sales at Solo, added: “We knew Monolith was the right partner right away - they already have a depth of understanding of the category and countries, we trust their experience and expertise - so we are very excited to get started!”

    Customers will be able to see the new Solo and Monolith product ranges at Paperworld in Frankfurt later this month.

    Monolith will be exhibiting in Paperworld Frankfurt - Hall 3.0 Stand A40

    Wed, 23/01/2019
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    PSS Magazine wishes you a healthy, peaceful and prosperous HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019.

    Thanks to all of you for supporting us in the wonderful journey of 60 glorious years of incredible success and we hope PSS Magazine reaches to new heights in the coming days. 

    With immense pleasure we inform you that this i.e. 2019 Paper and Stationery Samachar Magazine (PSS) completes 60 glorious years of its remarkable journey since its Inception in 1959, Late T. N. Tuli, founder of PSS had to develop the magazine as a mouthpiece Stationery, Paper and Office Supplies.            

    And for sure! PSS Magazine has devotedly worked towards the development of these sectors of Indian industry. Pardon us for indulging in self praise but the fact is PSS is the only one of its kind and the most successful, longest running, most renowned and most read monthly trade magazine of the industry sectors in India.

    PSS magazine is also a member of the most prestigious and influential Press Association of this Industry in the world having member magazines each representing its respective country. PSS was chosen to represent Indian Stationery and Office supplies industry In International Stationery Press Association (ISPA). Today, PSS Magazine enjoys extensive domestic readership In this industry and is freely distributed in almost all the major exhibitions around the world. Indeed we have been told time and again by our clients that we brought considerable results for their business but we feel our clients and associates have equally rewarded us by reinstating their confidence in our capabilities year after year.

    At this Instance all of us at PSS Magazine use this opportunity to convey our heartfelt gratitude to our national and international clients and readers, our printers, trade associations, federations, suppliers, news agencies and government institutes for their interminable faith in our services and dedication for the industry. Also we seek their opinion, feedback and guidance to embark on yet another phase of our journey beyond this milestone.

    We have always kept customers satisfaction as our priority and have never resorted to any wrong means for any work. Not only do we provide a learning platform but also offer a growing career curve. When PSS Magazine began its business there was very healthy competition in the market but PSS with its diligence faced it and has built an eminent position in the market as a Monthly Trade Magazine.

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