Award-winning RKW Invests in the Future with a Wide Range of Sustainable Films and Nonwovens

RKW at IDEA in Miami, USA, March 25-28, 2019, Booth #1106

Frankenthal (Germany), March 08, 2019 - At the IDEA show in Miami, USA, RKW showcases its films and nonwovens from its global product portfolio and highlights its investment in North America.

RKW is showing its wide range of films, nonwovens and components for absorbent hygiene products at the IDEA 2019 show in Miami, Florida. HyCare® and HyFol® figure predominantly. From ultra-light, multi-color printed breathable backsheet for baby diapers, to the thinnest of film options for feminine hygiene and adult incontinence, RKW offers original topsheets and components along with innovative solutions for wet wipes to complement the range.

During the 3-day event, a global team of experts happy to discuss all challenges and to explore the other brands available in the Group will welcome customers and visitors alike. 

As RKW announced on February 15, RKW North America is investing $18.8 Million into their production Site in Franklin, Kentucky. The purpose of the investment is the expansion of the Site that will create 30 new full-time jobs.

The expansion plans for the North American Site include the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility and investments in new, state-of-the-art equipment that will support the planned growth of its business in both the hygiene and technical films markets.

"Our business in North America is growing rapidly and we are responding to new needs and challenges in the market," says Klaus Hering, VP Sales and Business Development, Division Hygiene and Industrial. He adds, "As part of our global expansion, we are making this significant investment to support the growth of our business in the Americas, and to provide the quality and service that our customers expect of a top supplier."

Patricia Featherstone, Director Marketing & Communications Hygiene and Industrial, comments: "RKW is proud of its record and reputation as a reliable global business partner. At the IDEA 2019 show, we expect to forge relationships with new customers that will lead to successful sustainable partnerships in the future."

Meet the RKW team at IDEA 2019: Booth #1106.

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com.

The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world's foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW's sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.

In the fiscal year 2018, RKW generated total sales of EUR 878 million. About 3,000 employees process 367,000 tonnes of plastic materials at 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan "When excellence matters", the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company's success.

Press Contact

RKW ACE SA.
Patricia Featherstone
Director Marketing & Communications, Hygiene & Industrial
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur / Belgium
T +32 4 349 86 65
patricia.featherstone@rkw-group.com