November 9-12 in St. Petersburg, Congress and Exhibition Center ExpoForum will host the main industry event of the fall the 16th International Exhibition and Forum of the Pulp and Paper, Forestry, Processing and Packaging Industry PAP-FOR 2021.

Professionals and reputable industry experts will gather on one site to exchange experience, gain knowledge, find business partners and discuss new projects and trends. It’s easy to register and get a free ticket to the exhibition, as well as purchase a ticket to the business program on the project’s website.

At the PAP-FOR 2021 exposition, more than 130 companies, manufacturers and suppliers will present equipment, technologies and tools for pulp and paper and packaging production. Visitors will be able to evaluate the advantages of innovations from participants from different regions of Russia, as well as technologies from foreign participants from 11 countries.

Among the participants are world industry leaders and established market players: Siemens Energy, APA KANDT, Stax Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions Schweiz, TSC, Valmet, Sulzer Pumps, MAFLEX. As well as leading manufacturers of pulp and paper products from Russia: Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, Perm Pulp and Paper Mill, United Paper Mills, Group of enterprises “PCBK”, JSC “Volga”, ZAOr “NP NCH KBK named after S. P. Titov” and many others.

New solutions for packaging rolls and folded SGI will be presented at the stands of Stax technologies, MAXIMA, MAESTRA, DIVERSA. Guests can see corrugated packaging with high-quality flexo printing, as well as the household and professional SGI series at the stand of Naberezhnye Chelny cardboard and paper Mill named after S. P. Titov. GBS equipment, packaging solutions and flexographic printing on flexible packaging will be presented at the stand of the Italian company PCMC. Ultra-light and lightweight liners and flutings for corrugated board manufacturers using innovative technology will be presented at the stand of JSC Volga.

Innovative corrugated cardboard line Resistance CartonBoard (RCB) – “Resistant cardboard” will be presented by the Group of enterprises “PCBK”. Equipment for preparing wood pulp and equipment for processing wood waste can be found at the PAL stand.

A rich business program has been prepared for professionals of the pulp and paper industry and the timber industry. During 3 days within the framework of the PAP-FOR Forum experts will discuss the development strategies of the pulp and paper industry and issues of state regulation, sustainable development, and improving the energy efficiency of production.


Key events and topics of #PAPFORFORUM:

  • Plenary session “Pulp and paper industry as a leader in a closed-loop economy
  • Session “Efficiency and innovation in the production of plant polymers
  • Field meeting “Staffing of Russian forestry enterprises and development of professional qualifications
  • Meeting of ecologists of Pulp and Paper Industry enterprises “Problems of environmental regulation of pulp and paper enterprises” (Organizer: RAO Bumprom)
  • Session “Overview of advanced technologies for pulp and paper industry: from digital twin and integrated automation to carbon footprint reduction solutions”(Organizer: Siemens Energy LLC)
  • Foresight session “Russian Pulp and Paper Industry Landscape 2030
  • Session “Environmental Agenda – challenges and solutions for the pulp and paper industry
  • Session “Focus on the energy efficiency of the production process
  • Session “Technologies 4.0 in the pulp and paper industry


The most important priority of the Organiser is the effectiveness of the event for all its participants, as well as comfort and safety on the site. Based on the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor, PAP-FOR 2021 organized the “Clean Result” program, which includes a number of measures aimed at taking care of the health of participants and visitors to the exhibition: mask mode and thermal screening, access to hand antiseptics, regular ventilation of the premises, social distancing and control of the number of people in the halls.

Contactless business card exchange technologies are available for free in the Reed Click app, which offers a lot of additional features for a comfortable stay at the exhibition and even after it. Participants and visitors of the exhibition will be able to create their own individual schedule of attendance at selected events, meetings with representatives of companies and receive individual recommendations about the companies represented at the exhibition, based on the interests of the visitor. Lists of recommended companies will be sent on the eve of the exhibition – all lists are unique, this is a high-tech service that allows you to make the right choice.


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