RKW Strengthens Its Presence in China

RKW’s printing capabilities are reputed to be amongst the best in the world, offering complex, multi-color and exacting designs

RKW Exhibits at CIDPEX in Nanjing, April 18-20, 2018

Frankenthal (Germany), April 5, 2018 - The German film manufacturer RKW will exhibit its range of high-quality films produced in its Site in Guangzhou, China, at China's largest tradeshow for tissue and hygiene disposable products in Nanjing, April 18-20, 2018. This is yet another milestone in RKW's commitment to the Chinese market.

At CIDPEX, the largest tradeshow in China serving the household tissue paper and hygiene disposable products market, RKW exhibits its celebrated highest-quality printed breathable films for the Chinese market. To fit the specific needs of its Chinese customer base, RKW is launching the latest in light-weight, high performance backsheet films, designed and engineered in Germany, and produced locally in Guangzhou.

China is a strategic key market for the RKW Group. In May 2015, RKW inaugurated its first hygiene film manufacturing plant in Guangzhou, China. And just recently the company celebrated the latest expansion of the Site, which has doubled its production capacity.

"This is another major step in our strategy to strengthen our position on the Chinese market", says Dr. Manfred Bracher, Executive Board Member of RKW Group and VP of RKW's Hygiene and Industrial Division. He continues, "RKW has its eyes firmly focused on China for future growth of our Group". Eddie Chong, General Manager of RKW Guangzhou adds: "This is an exciting time for us. The Chinese hygiene market continues to grow rapidly and is becoming more and more demanding in terms of quality and service. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead confident that we offer the highest quality backsheet films available today in our market".

RKW, recently celebrating its 60-year anniversary, is proud to be ranked in the top 3 hygiene film manufacturers in the world and has a global reputation of providing reliable film based solutions to all 3 main categories in its market.

The company delivers films, nonwovens and laminates to customers around the world. Offering both breathable and non-breathable films, RKW's printing capabilities are reputed to be amongst the best, offering complex, multi-color and exacting designs. To complement the choice of backsheet films, RKW offers an assortment of topsheets, textile back sheets, pouch films and elastic components. In order to meet the growing demand from its customers, RKW has invested in a new, cutting-edge production line to manufacture the latest generation of ultra-soft, ultra-thin textile backsheets designed for the hygiene market.

With 700 companies from across the whole supply chain exhibiting at the CIDPEX show and an expected 35,000 visitors, RKW is well placed amongst its peers.

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com. See www.rkw-group.com/CIDPEX2018_English for more information on RKW's presence at CIDPEX 2018.

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 2017, RKW generated total sales of EUR 905 million. About 3,000 employees process 378,000 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

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Patricia Featherstone
Director Marketing & Communications Hygiene & Industrial
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patricia.featherstone@rkw-group.com