RKW Presents its Program of Sustainable Films and Nonwovens at Index 2017

RKW at IndexTM 2017 in Geneva, April 4-7 2017, Stand 1531

Frankenthal, Germany, 20 March, 2017  – At the Index show in Geneva, RKW will showcase a wide range of products from its film and nonwoven portfolio targeted at hygiene, medical and industrial applications. Amongst other outstanding products the company will exhibit its new textile backsheet, Hyfol® PE Soft Textile, along with RKW HyJet® and HyBond – the latest generation of its nonwovens.

RKW operates seven plants that manufacture a range of premium hygiene films, and two plants that produce a range of polyolefin-based nonwovens. From these sites, the company serves a growing global customer base with backsheets and topsheets for the personal care industry, with films and laminate for the medical and surgical market, and a variety of nonwoven-based alternatives for industrial applications. “The Index exhibition is the perfect platform to meet with current and future business partners in the world of nonwovens. It gives us the opportunity to show off the best in RKW with a whole assortment of new and exciting products that offer a wealth of opportunities to our customers” says Klaus Hering, Vice President Sales & Business Development Hygiene & Industrial.

RKW has been producing the best in backsheet films for disposable baby diapers for over 40 years and is the leading expert in smart and thoughtful film solutions for the feminine hygiene market. Today’s portfolio covers both breathable and non-breathable alternatives, including the well-known RKW Hyfol® and HycareTM brands for the entire absorbent hygiene products sector.

Hyfol Soft Textile is the latest successful entrant to the family of trusted brands, offering a soft, textile-like and affordable alternative to traditional backsheets used in the adult incontinence market.

In the area of medical films and laminates, RKW presents its Medicace® range for single-use surgical textiles, Medifol® for woundcare products and Aptra® breathable films for technical applications. Business partners and visitors to the stand can also take a look at RKW HyJet®, the company’s unique hydroentangled spunbond nonwoven which has found its place in innovative products across a multitude of end-uses.

Meet the RKW team at INDEX 2017: Stand 1531

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 2016, RKW generated total sales of EUR 902 million. About 3,000 employees process 380,000 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.

Press Contact

Patricia Featherstone
Director Marketing & Communications Hygiene & Industrial
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67227 Frankenthal | Germany
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