The Original Paper-like FPO® Film: Premium Appeal Combined with Perfect Protection

A paper-like texture, resistant to water and light, environment-friendly: The aluminum free FPO® films from RKW Sweden are suitable for butter wraps and many other applications in the flexible packaging market.

RKW at RosUpack in Moscow, Russia, June 20-23, 2017, Hall 4 at Booth D 105

Frankenthal (Germany), June 6, 2017 – A paper-like feel, effective barriers, outstanding printability, cost saving and environmental benefits: RKW’s films based on filled polyolefin (FPO) offer several advantages over alternative materials when it comes to flexible packaging applications. For instance, FPO® can be used as a sustainable, aluminum-free wrap for butter, margarine and cottage cheese, providing excellent barrier properties as well as improved puncture and tear resistance. With a long history of almost 20 years of manufacturing both FPO® compounds and films, RKW presents the original FPO® films at the RosUpack exhibition, June 20-23, 2017.

Food packaging has to protect the packaged goods from harmful outside influences whilst meeting strict safety requirements: FPO® has been approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Commission. At the same time, packaging technology must take into account issues such as energy and material costs. With FPO® RKW offers an excellent sustainable alternative material with protective properties that allows for cost savings. It is made from polyolefin to which RKW adds natural minerals in various degrees of fineness.

With over 50% minerals, FPO® provides excellent barrier properties to light, oxygen, and water vapor, leading to sustainable solutions with improved carbon footprint. These characteristics make FPO® films the aluminum-free alternative wrapping material for sensitive dairy products such as butter, margarine and cottage cheese. Consuming less energy than aluminum, the material provides additional sustainability compared to other materials for butter wrapping. It also features improved tear resistance and dead fold. FPO® can also be applied for pouches, bags and as FFS (form, fill and seal) films for increased product shelf life. In addition, RKW customizes the films for the individual requirements of the customer.

FPO® films’ unique composition offers a paper-like feeling and a matt look. The improved stiffness yields excellent printing results for a strong shelf appeal and product differentiation. Visitors of the international RosUpack exhibition in Moscow can expect to see the benefits of FPO® for themselves.

RKW Sweden

With almost 30 years of experiences in mineral-filled master batches, customized and ready-to-use compounds as well as manufacturing films based on polyolefin, RKW Sweden has profound expertise in the production of both the FPO® compound and films. As RKW Sweden is the only manufacturer that possesses capacities for compounds and films at the same site, the location is very flexible with a high degree of innovation. Moreover, the Site is certified according to the standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). Located in Helsingborg in the South of Sweden, RKW Sweden provides excellent transportation opportunities to the Russian and European market.


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

Mareike Holzner
Marketing & Communications Manager FPO
Nachtweideweg 1-7
67227 Frankenthal / Germany
T: +49-(0)-6233-8709-137