RKW CEO Harald Biederbick Speaks at Polymer Summit K 2016

RKW's Way to China - Lessons Learned and Perspectives

Frankenthal (Germany), October 13, 2016 - At K 2016, the leading tradeshow for plastics and rubber, and as part of the Polymer Summit, RKW CEO Harald Biederbick will give a speech on October 20 about RKW's experiences with its market entry in China.

K 2016 (October 19-26, Düsseldorf, Germany) is the showcase of the global plastics industry, where global suppliers will converge to address the needs of tomorrow's markets. How these markets will develop is the theme of the exclusive "KI Group Polymer Summit K 2016", held on the fair's second day, and which brings together presentations by leading industry experts under the topic "Plastics markets in a changing world".

During the summit's session addressing the relationship between Europe and China, RKW CEO Harald Biederbick will talk about the company's way to China, about the experiences and findings gained, and about the future of the RKW site in China ("RKW's way to China - Lessons learned and perspectives").

In spring 2015, RKW opened a new site in the industrial city of Guangzhou to enter the huge and rapidly expanding Chinese market. The second building and extension phase that almost doubles the site's space and capacity started in October 2015.

"China is one of the fastest-growing markets worldwide, and having a plant in China is the best way to be truly successful in this dynamic market and to serve the hygiene market directly from within the country," says Harald Biederbick, RKW CEO.

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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 2015, RKW generated total sales of EUR 953 million. About 3,000 employees process over 405,000 tonnes of plastic materials at more than 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.

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