Latest Generation of Hydroentangled Spunbond Nonwovens

The absolutely unique spunbond nonwoven RKW HyJet® can be used for a wide variety of applications such as shown here, as artificial leather chair coverings.

RKW Group Presents a World’s First at the Techtextil in Frankfurt from May 4 to 7, 2015

Frankenthal, April 14, 2015 – The RKW Group will be presenting the latest generation of its nonwovens at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt (Hall 3.1, Stand G83):  The 100 % polypropylene spunbond nonwoven RKW HyJet® is now available with a thermo-plastic polyurethane (TPU) coating. The absolutely unique composite offers customers from the automotive, construction or furniture industries a cost-effective and simultaneously high-quality alternative to the normal polyester-coated nonwovens for a number of application areas.

Durable, waterproof and breathable – TPU coatings offer a number of benefits in the textile area. While polyester-coated nonwovens have become standard, polypropylene-based nonwovens have not offered satisfactory bonding up to now. As the only manufacturer worldwide, this has now been achieved by the RKW Group with RKW HyJet® – a hydroentangled spunbond nonwoven made from continuous filaments. The soft, durable and tear-resistant 100 % polypropylene material is available in various colours and weights and can be supplied with diverse additional features and additives. In combination with the new TPU coating, RKW’s HyJet® technology enables a wide spectrum of applications from high-quality roofing underlays to automotive interior trims and artificial leather materials for furniture. And at a cost which is much lower than for expensive polyester-coated nonwovens.

“Our customers want high-performance nonwovens which optimally fulfil their specific requirements both in terms of quality and also economy” says Ludger Kuhn, General Manager of RKW Gronau. “As the pioneer of the inline production of hydroentangled spunbond nonwovens, we continuously invest in the further development of our products. The absolutely unique RKW HyJet® composite once again highlights the innovative momentum and technical strengths of our group in the field of technical textiles”.

About RKW Group

The RKW-Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality plastic films and nonwovens. On an annual basis, more than 3,000 employees process over 420,000 tons of plastic materials in 23 locations around the world.

The RKW Group offers a broad range of product and service solutions in films and nonwovens for the hygiene and medical field, for the converting industry, for industrial and consumer packaging as well as for the agricultural and construction sectors.

For almost 60 years, the RKW Group has been setting standards in terms of quality, innovation, and service from which our local and global customers benefit. The independent, family-owned company generated sales of 940 million euros in 2014.

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