Facts. Facts. Facts.

On these pages you will find all RKW Group current press releases as well as news from the past months.

  • Sep 04 Reinhold Franke Joins the Board of the RKW Group

    New Head of Packaging Division

    Frankenthal (Germany), September 4, 2017 - The Supervisory Board of the RKW Group has appointed Reinhold Franke (57) to the RKW Executive Board, with effect from September 1, 2017. A graduate in business administration, Franke has decades of experience in the sales and marketing of plastic films and flexible packaging. He takes over the tasks of Board member...

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  • Aug 25 RKW Presents Multipack Shrink Films at the drinktec Tradeshow

    RKW at drinktec in Munich, September 11-15, 2017, Hall B4, Booth 301

    Frankenthal (Germany), August 25, 2017 - RKW presents its latest generation of multipack packaging solutions at this year's drinktec, the beverage and liquid food industry's global tradeshow in Munich. The attractive and easy-to-use fine shrink films are perfect for the bundling of primary beverage packaging with product...

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  • Aug 21 RKW HydroSpun Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

    RKW HydroSpun Part of the RKW Group Since 2007

    Halberstadt, August 21, 2017 – To mark its tenth anniversary of becoming a part of the RKW Group, the RKW HydroSpun Site thanked its employees with a family day. Together with General Manager Ludger Kuhn, RKW Board Member Dr. Manfred Bracher expressed his thanks to around 30 employees at the Site.

    How are nonwovens made and what are they used for?...

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  • Aug 07 Board Member Matthias Kaufmann Leaves the RKW Group

    Frankenthal, August 7, 2017 - Matthias Kaufmann, Member of the Executive Management Board of the RKW Group, has decided not to renew his existing contract due to differing views concerning the strategic direction of the company. He will leave the RKW Group on August 31, 2017 on mutually amicable terms with the Supervisory Board and the Executive Management Board.

    Since 1998, Matthias Kaufmann...

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  • Aug 02 RKW Invests Millions in the Division Agriculture

    RKW Strengthens its Product Portfolio in the Area of Agricultural Films and Nets

    Frankenthal (Germany), August 2, 2017 - The RKW Group, a European market leader in agricultural films and nets, is investing a multi-million amount in the area of agricultural films and nets to further expand its technical infrastructure and extrusion capacities. The company will further strengthen its sustainable...

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  • Jul 31 RKW at POWTECH in Nuremberg, Germany, September 26 – 28, 2017, Hall 1 at Booth 1-533

    BestSeller RKW ProVent® with New, Modular Service Portfolio

    Frankenthal (Germany), July 28, 2017 - At POWTECH 2017, RKW presents its new range of services for the RKW ProVent® product family. "BestServices" support customers from initial consultation to process optimization, based on RKW's many years of experience with FFS (Form, Fill & Seal) solutions. The self-venting plastic packaging RKW...

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  • Jul 03 Rudolf Wehrli Elected RKW Supervisory Board Chairman

    Change in the Supervisory Board of the RKW Group

    Frankenthal, July 3, 2017 - Dr. Rudolf Wehrli took over the Chairmanship of RKW's Supervisory Board, thus following Hansjakob Müller who resigned from this position for reasons of age after more than 14 years. He in turn is being followed by the Berlin-based lawyer Andreas Lang, the grandson of the company founder Jakob Müller.

    In his new...

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  • Jun 08 RKW Closes Its Unseburg Site

    Transfer of Agricultural Film Products to Michelstadt

    Frankenthal, Germany, June 08, 2017 - The Executive Board of the RKW Group and the Board of RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG have decided to close the Site in Unseburg, Saxony-Anhalt. The exact timing of this step is still the subject of negotiations with employee representatives. At present, the Site employs 67 people. These, as well as the Works...

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  • Jun 06 The Original Paper-like FPO® Film: Premium Appeal Combined with Perfect Protection

    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...

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  • May 04 Soft, Strong, Versatile: Hydroentangled Spundbond Nonwovens made by RKW

    RKW at Techtextil 2017, May 9-12 in Frankfurt a. M.

    Frankenthal, May 4 2017 – At the Techtextil show, RKW will present its complete nonwovens product range as well as the breathable film Aptra®. In hall 3.1 at stand G85 visitors can explore the materials used amongst other for personal care products, industrial applications as well as in the building and furniture industries.

    One highlight will...

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  • Apr 12 RKW ACE Wins “CUSTOMER AT HEART Supplier of the Year” Award by Mölnlycke Healthcare

    And the Award Goes to ....

    Frankenthal, Germany, April 12, 2017 - RKW is proud to announce the reception of the prestigious Supplier of the Year award from Mölnlycke Healthcare, one of RKW's key business partners. The award ceremony took place at the Mölnlycke headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Amongst more than 1600 suppliers, RKW ACE was one of the selected winners.

    RKW received the award in...

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  • Mar 20 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®...

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  • Feb 28 RKW Presents FPO® at Packaging and Converting Executive Forum

    Frankenthal (Germany), February 28, 2017 - RKW is present at the Packaging and Converting Executive Forum (PACE) in Amsterdam from 28 February to 02 March, 2017. The company will exhibit its FPO® film as a new smart, paper-like packaging alternative.

    As a filled polyolefin film, FPO® offers significant advantages over other materials for all kinds of flexible packaging applications, particularly...

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  • Feb 08 RKW Showcases Optimal Storage System Hytibag®

    RKW at SIMA in Paris, February 26 - March 02, 2017, Booth 6G082

    Frankenthal (Germany), February 08, 2017 - RKW presents Hytibag®, a highly durable silobag for agricultural storage, at the SIMA international agri business show in Paris from February 26 to March 02, at booth 6 G 082. In close cooperation with farm equipment manufacturer Geringhoff, RKW also offers a complete solution that combines...

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  • Feb 08 Easy Handling and Safe Storage: RKW Presents Rondotex® Round Bale Nets at SIMA 2017

    RKW at SIMA in Paris, February, 26 - March 02, 2017, Booth 6G082

    Frankenthal (Germany), February 08, 2017 - At this year's SIMA trade fair in Paris, RKW exhibits different types of its high-quality, easy-to-handle Rondotex® round bale nets, featuring the classics Rondotex® Evolution and the model Rondotex® IM-PRESS. The round bale nets for the safe and easy harvest and storage of hay, straw and...

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  • Feb 08 RKW Has Optimized the Performance of Its Silage Film Solution Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1

    RKW at SIMA 2017 in Paris, February 26 - March 02, 2017, Booth 6G082

    Frankenthal (Germany), February 08, 2017 - RKW will present its complete range of agricultural films and nets at this year's SIMA international agri business show in Paris. The company has optimized the performance of its silage film solution Polydress® O2 Barrier 2in1, which will be one of the highlights of RKW's tradeshow...

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  • Nov 16 High-yield Harvest and Safe Storage: RKW Presents Rondotex® Round Bale Nets at EuroTier 2016

    RKW at EuroTier in Hanover, November 15-18, 2016, Booth D47 in Hall 27

    Frankenthal (Germany), November 16, 2016 - The round bale nets are reliable, tear resistant and easy to handle: RKW presents different types of its high-quality Rondotex®  solution at the EuroTier trade fair in Hanover for the safe and efficient harvest and storage of hay, straw and silage bales. Visitors can expect to see...

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  • Nov 14 RKW Presents Durable, Convenient Silobag Solution Hytibag®

    RKW at EuroTier in Hanover, November 15-18, 2016, Booth D47 in Hall 27

    Frankenthal (Germany), November 14, 2016 - RKW presents Hytibag®, a highly durable silobag for agricultural storage, at EuroTier in Hanover from November 15 to 18, at booth D47, hall 27. In close cooperation with farm equipment manufacturer Geringhoff, RKW also offers a complete solution that combines Hytibag® with...

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  • Nov 09 Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1: RKW Highlights Unique Silo Film Solution

    RKW at EuroTier in Hanover, November 15-18, 2016, Booth D47 in Hall 27

    Frankenthal (Germany), November 9, 2016 - At this year's EuroTier trade fair at Hanover, RKW will present its entire range of agricultural films and nets. The company places special emphasis on its unique silo film combination Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1, which has been further optimized. RKW will further showcase agricultural...

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  • Oct 19 Superior Protection and Care: RKW Exhibits Latest Solutions for Medical Applications

    RKW at Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 14-17, Hall 6, Booth D16

    Frankenthal (Germany), October 19, 2016 - Optimum protection meets ease of use: At this year's Medica show in Düsseldorf, Germany, RKW presents its latest range of high-performance films and laminates for surgical and woundcare applications in hall 6, booth D16. The products from the Medicace® and Medifol® brands are offering...

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  • Oct 14 Catching the Consumer with RKW Multipack Shrink Films at ALL4PACK

    RKW at Emballage / ALL4PACK in Paris, France 14-17 November 2016, Hall 7 at Booth C 08

    Frankenthal (Germany), October 14, 2016 - Appealing and easy to handle: RKW will present the latest generation of its multipack collation shrink films at ALL4PACK, formerly known as Emballage, in Paris. The multipack shrink films are used to bundle beverage items, offering product protection, sales conversion...

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  • Oct 13 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,...

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  • Sep 30 RKW Offers Additional Design Possibilities for Industrial Bag Solutions with New Printing Machine

    State-of-the-Art 10-Color Flexographic Print Machine Stands for Sustainable and Environment-Friendly Production

    Frankenthal (Germany), September 30, 2016 – RKW has put a new 10-color flexographic printing machine into operation at the plant in Echte on schedule – before the beginning of the fourth quarter. With this new printing system, the company offers its customers a wide range of design...

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  • Jul 14 RKW Opens up Southeast Asian Market
    RKW Vietnam: extrusion line

    Printed Multipack Films for Beverage Packaging Expand Product Portfolio

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 14, 2016 – RKW is strengthening its position in the Southeast Asian market with strategic multi-million Euro investments in technology, infrastructure and workplace safety. These include a new printing line for multipack films, expansion of the total building area and the optimization of...

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  • Jul 12 RKW Strengthens Competence Center for RKW ProVent® with the Latest Printing Technology

    New 10-Color Flexographic Printing System and Peripherals at the Modernized RKW Plant in Echte

    Frankenthal (Germany), July 12, 2016 – RKW has invested over five million Euros in the company’s plant at Echte. In the fourth quarter of 2016, RKW will bring a new 10-color flexographic printing machine into operation, expanding capacity for the self-venting RKW ProVent® plastic bag and other...

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  • Jun 06 RKW at RosUpack in Moscow, Russia 14-17 June, 2016, Hall 4 at Booth D 105

    Soft Touch With Perfect Protection: RKW Sweden Presents Filled Polyolefin Films

    Frankenthal (Germany), June 06, 2016 – A paper-like feel, effective barriers, outstanding printability, cost saving and environmental benefits: films based on filled polyolefin (FPO) offer several advantages over alternative material for all kinds of flexible packaging applications, particularly in the food industry....

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  • May 10 RKW Sites in Saxony-Anhalt on the Road to Success

    Frankenthal (Germany), May 9, 2016 – With Sites in Unseburg and Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt is an important region for the RKW Group. The RKW Site in Unseburg is being expanded and is adding interesting jobs. Thanks to investments of over EUR 1 million, all signs are pointing to growth.

    The RKW Group will invest more than EUR 1 million in the Unseburg Site between February and July 2016 to be...

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  • Apr 15 RKW at IDEA in Boston, USA, May 3-5, 2016, Booth #1635

    RKW Presents High-quality Sustainable Films and Nonwovens at IDEA 2016

    Frankenthal, Germany, April 15, 2016 - At booth #1635 the RKW Group showcases an assortment of film and nonwoven solutions dedicated for the hygiene market, in particular for personal care applications. This is also the first tradeshow for the RKW Group in North America to exhibit with a refreshed logo and its new corporate...

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  • Mar 01 RKW at POWTECH in Nuremberg, Germany 19-21 April 2016, hall 1 at booth 1-533

    Polymer beats paper: RKW presents modern packaging for powdery goods

    Frankenthal (Germany), March 1, 2016 - Weather-proof, sustainable, and efficient: RKW provides reliable product protection for powdery goods such as cement and other building materials with the self-venting plastic packaging RKW ProVent®. Visitors of POWTECH 2016 can expect a look at the complete product family for different...

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  • Feb 26 New Slogan“When Excellence Matters” Underlines Quality and Customer Benefits

    The RKW Brand Re-Positions Itself

    Frankenthal (Germany), February 26, 2016 - To also meet the changing demands of global markets in the future, the RKW brand has re-positioned itself as the world's leading film expert which sets the standards in terms of quality and performance. The new slogan "When excellence matters" expresses the new brand positioning and emphasizes our aspiration to...

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  • Feb 10 Added Value for Customers and Business Partners

    Corporate Values Contribute to RKW Group’s Business Success

    Frankenthal (Germany), February 10, 2016 - Awards and analyses show that corporate values not only have an internal effect, they are perceived as an advantage, in particular by customers and business partners. This also holds true for RKW's core values. Reliability and respect are firmly embedded in the RKW corporate culture and form the...

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  • Jan 07 RKW Michelstadt Supports Regional Charitable Institutions

    Donations Instead of Christmas Presents

    Michelstadt, January 7, 2016 – Instead of giving customers and business partners Christ­mas presents, the RKW Michelstadt Site is donating EUR 800 to charitable organizations. Half of this went to the voluntary fire service in Michelstadt and the other half to the Ger­man Red Cross in Erbach.

    The General Manager RKW Michelstadt, Sven Schrothe, is sure that...

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  • Nov 23 RKW strengthens its Film Business

    Plant closures in Philippsthal, Germany, and Zaragoza, Spain

    Frankenthal, November 23, 2015 – The RKW Group, a global manufacturer of plastic films and nonwovens, is gearing up for further profitable and global growth. Some manufacturing capacity is being consolidated, which although a natural conclusion of recent acquisitions and growth, leads to the closure of two production sites. The plants...

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  • Nov 09 RKW Group at Agritechnica 2015 Hall 27, Booth F40

    Award winning and highly sought-after: A unique combination of silage and vacuum film is capturing new markets

    Hanover/Michelstadt, November 09, 2015 – The innovative film solution made by RKW, Polydress® O2 Barrier 2in1, which was first premiered in 2012, has proven to be successful in Europe and is now targeting new markets in North America. The unique, multi award-winning combination of silage...

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  • Oct 16 "The apprenticeship tour" at RKW Michelstadt

    Career guidance for the specialists of tomorrow:
    Students explore the apprenticeship opportunities available in technical fields

    Frankenthal, October 16, 2015 – Within the scope of the "apprenticeship tour," on September 18th RKW Michelstadt opened its doors to students who have nearly completed their studies. Under the slogan "Discover your possibilities," about 200 students participated in the...

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  • Oct 13 New Director Sales Nonwovens at RKW

    Frankenthal, October 13, 2015 – The new Director Sales Nonwovens is Jelle Westerterp who has been responsible for managing sales activities at the RKW Sites Gronau and Halberstadt since August 2015.

    Both sites specialize in the development, production and sales of spunbonded and carded nonwovens. In particular, RKW is the innovative leader in the area of hydroentangled spunbonded nonwovens which...

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  • Oct 13 “Green” FFS films developed according to customer specifications

    RKW manufactures FFS films based on renewable resources for Braskem

    Frankenthal, October 13, 2015 – RKW, a leading supplier of high-quality plastic films and nonwovens, has developed a new formulation for FFS (Form, Fill and Seal) films that consists of more than 50 percent “green” polymers in response to specific requirements of its customer Braskem. Compared to conventional FFS films, this new...

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  • Oct 01 RKW Revises its Brand Image - New Logo and Corporate Design for Global Communications

    Frankenthal, September 30, 2015: The RKW Group has started the 4th quarter with a new logo and Corporate Design. In the course of its international growth, the Group has revised its whole brand image.

    As the world’s leading manufacturer of sustainable plastic film solutions, RKW is thus positioning itself as an even stronger global player. “The new logo is characterized by a clear design and this...

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  • Aug 26 RKW Wasserburg

    On Friday, August 21, 2015, there was a high pressure blow-out on one production line in our RKW Wasserburg site in Germany. There were no casualties.

    As a precaution the premises were evacuated immediately and thanks to the professional and vigilant actions taken by our team in Wasserburg along with the support of the local emergency services the situation was quickly under control. Parts of one...

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  • Jul 28 RKW Danafilms announces name change to RKW North America to reflect commitment to North American market

    RKW North America has the expertise to drive world-class innovations in technical and hygiene films — right here in North America.

    FRANKLIN, KY. — July 28, 2015 — RKW Danafilms, a part of privately owned RKW Group, announced on July 15 that it changed its corporate name to RKW North America. The name RKW North America reflects its solid position in the North American blown film market and the...

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  • Jun 11 Highest print quality for multipack shrink films

    RKW receives ESKO Full HD flexographic print certification for all Consumer Packaging sites

    Frankenthal, June 11, 2015 – The RKW Group, the first global manufacturer of multipack shrink films certified for ESKO Full HD flexographic print technology, now possesses the ESKO quality seal at all of its Consumer Packaging sites. The quality seal is awarded by the Belgium-based printing specialist...

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  • May 29 RKW Officially Opens its Latest Manufacturing Site: in Guangzhou, China

    On 15th May 2015, RKW marked off one more step on its path of globalisation by cutting yet another red ribbon – this time in Guangzhou, China.

    The brand new greenfield site will produce backsheet film for absorbent hygiene products, and complements its 7 sister companies across Europe, North America and Egypt who likewise concentrate on the manufacture of films for the disposable hygiene market. ...

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  • Apr 14 Latest Generation of Hydroentangled Spunbond Nonwovens

    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...

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  • Mar 03 RKW Group Among the TOP 500 Family-Owned Companies in Germany

    With 2013 annual sales of EUR 860 million, the RKW Group is among the TOP 500 family-owned companies in Germany according to the latest ranking published by the German “Wirtschaftsblatt” business magazine. The magazine’s yearly analysis looks at the 500 family-owned companies with the highest sales and examines their impact on the business location Germany. Family-owned companies such as the RKW...

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  • Feb 18 An RKW film innovation awarded at the largest ag-ricultural exhibition in the USA

    In the lead-up to the World Ag Expo (USA), Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1 selected as one of the top-ten products

    Frankenthal, February 18, 2015 – RKW is among the winners of the World Ag Expo, which was held from February 10-12, 2015 in Tulare, California. A committee of experts awarded the RKW Group for their film innovation Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1, which is a combination of a silage and vacuum...

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  • Jan 27 At this year's SIMA in Paris – being held from February 22–26, 2015 – RKW Group presents films and round bale net solutions for the agricultural industry.

    For high crop yields and efficient work processes

    Michelstadt, January 27, 2015 At the SIMA in Paris, RKW will once again present its entire range of expertise as a solution provider for agricultural films and nets. Highlights of the presentation at Booth 6D 121 are film innovations for the agricultural industry. These include the multiple award-winning Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1, a combination...

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  • Dec 17 RKW presents plastics packaging for industrial goods on the UPAKOVKA trade fair in Moscow, January 27 – 30, 2015

    Reliable product protection for storage, handling, and transport

    Frankenthal, December 17, 2014 – For the third straight year, RKW is participating at the UPAKOVKA trade fair in Moscow. For industrial goods, the international Corporate Group offers numerous functional plastic packaging solutions along the entire logistics chain. The highlight of RKW’s product presentation at the trade fair will...

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  • Dec 02 RKW Group supports the 15th annual Lindenhaus Dialog

    Under the slogan “Courage is Rewarded – Future Packaging Trends,” the 15th annual Lindenhaus Dialog was held in Berlin from November 21–22, 2014. This year’s packaging conference also focused on the topics of sustainability, e-commerce, and the implementation of trends. RKW supported this year’s event and presented one of its key products – sustainable FPO® films – to a very intrigued group of...

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  • Nov 27 Demand increases at Medica Trade Show for Protective Gowns due to Ebola Crisis

    Frankenthal, Germany, November 27, 2014 – RKW reports high demand for its viral barrier film-to-nonwoven laminate for surgical gowns during the MEDICA, the world's largest medical fair show, which took place in Dusseldorf from 12th to 15th November 2014.

    Having launched Medicace® G82 at Index 2014 in Geneva earlier this year as a barrier product which is not only fully breathable but also...

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  • Nov 05 RKW Group at EuroTier trade fair in Hanover November 11–14, 2014

    Superior film and round bale net solutions for the agriculture industry

    Michelstadt, November 5, 2014 – This year, at the EuroTier trade fair in Hanover, the RKW Group will present its entire range of agricultural films and nets. Film innovations for the agricultural industry, such as Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1 (previously awarded by a German Agricultural Association Expert Commission at...

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  • Oct 30 RKW ProVent® Advanced plastic sack recognized as a “Pack Innovation”

    EMBALLAGE Packaging Exhibition, November 17–20, 2014

    Frankenthal, Germany, October 30, 2014 – Even prior to the beginning of this year’s EMBALLAGE Packaging Exhibition in Paris, the RKW  ProVent® Advanced plastic sack manufactured by the RKW Group is among the highlights of the international packaging exhibition. Recognized as a “Pack Innovation” by the committee of experts, throughout the...

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  • Oct 14 RKW Group at France's leading packaging trade fair – Emballage Packaging Exhibition, November 17–20, 2014

    Innovative packaging solutions for an impressive brand image

    Frankenthal, October 14, 2014 – At this year's Emballage in Paris, the RKW Group will present its broad product portfolio from the fields of Consumer Goods and Industrial Packaging as well as Technical Industrial Films. The presentation in Hall 6, Booth D071 will focus on intelligent packaging concepts offering a strong combination of...

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  • Oct 06 Open house at the Saultain site

    RKW Remy Saultain celebrates 90 years of business – from burlap bags to the market leader for industrial films

    Saultain, France, October 2, 2014 – This past Saturday, September 27, the film manufacturer RKW Remy invited employees and their families to an open house. The Saultain site was celebrating 90 years of operation. All visitors enjoyed a comprehensive event program that included exciting...

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  • Aug 28 RKW Group joins the “zero pellet loss” initiative

    Sustainability: Setting a good example together

    Frankenthal, August 28, 2014 – In order to make a strong statement against the continued pollution of coastlines and waterways, the trade associations PlasticsEurope Germany (plastics manufacturers) and VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry) launched the practical project “zero pellet loss.” The goal of the project is to minimize the loss of...

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  • Aug 06 RKW at the POWTECH trade fair in Nuremberg

    Functional, flexible and progressive –
    Plastic solutions for packaging powdery goods

    Frankenthal, July 31, 2014 – RKW offers a wide range of intelligent plastic packaging solutions for powdery goods. As a highlight of the POWTECH trade fair in Nuremberg, the leading manufacturer of plastic films and nonwovens will display the new generation of the popular RKW ProVent® plastic sacks. It is...

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  • Jul 21 IHK: EEG Revision Fails to Meet Expectations

    “The latest revision of the renewable energy law (EEG) was necessary but has failed to meet expectations” said IHK Director Marco Graf, Dr. Manfred Bracher, Member of the RKW Board and Dr. Stefan Forster, Authorized Officer, on the occasion of a visit by IHK General Managers to RKW SE in Nordhorn.

    Graf pointed out that the recent amendment of the renewable energy law was primarily in response to...

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  • Jul 15 Half a Century of Company History – RKW Petersaurach Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    Open House Day at the Town’s Largest Employer

    Petersaurach, July 14, 2014 – On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, one of the largest film manufacturers in the region, RKW SE Petersaurach, held an Open Day last Saturday, July 12. Visitors were offered a rich and varied program with interesting behind-the-scenes insights into the production of plastics.

    How does a printing machine work? What is...

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  • Jun 13 Patricia Featherstone re-elected to the Chair of the Edana Board of Governors

    12 June, 2014 – Brussels – EDANA, the Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries, has announced its renewed Board of Governors for 2014-2016. The Board was elected by Association members via electronic voting or by those present at the Annual General Meeting, held today in Brussels, Belgium.

    Patricia Featherstone (RKW) has been re-elected Chair of the Board of Governors of Edana....

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  • Jun 05 CEO Roland Roth joins Supervisory Board of the RKW Group – Harald Biederbick is new CEO of the Executive Management Board

    Bundling activities in three divisions

    Frankenthal, June 5, 2014 – Roland Roth, CEO of the RKW Group is joining the Supervisory Board. As of July 1, 2014 Harald Biederbick will be the new CEO of the Executive Management Board. Aside from the personnel changes, the RKW Group is also undergoing a restructuring of its organization: Bundling the activities in three divisions is designed to ensure an...

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  • May 22 Unseburg Plant of Biofol Film Now Part of the RKW Group

    Frankenthal, May 21, 2014 – RKW has successfully taken over the business operations of Biofol Film GmbH following approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission. With this acquisition of a subsidiary of the WKI Group, RKW can now further expand its product portfolio in the agriculture and construction sectors.

    “This acquisition brings us one step closer to the objective of further strengthening our...

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  • May 19 RKW Wasserburg: Setting the Highest Standards for 50 Years

    Since its very beginning, the Wasserburg plant has specialized in the development and production of polyethylene and polypropylene films. Today, the focus is on applications in the area of Hygiene and Medical, industrial packaging films and films for technical applications. With 50 years of experience, the location is now a market leader in the Hygiene and Medical sector.

    The foundation of...

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  • Apr 30 RKW Finland receives FTA 2014 Award

    Frankenthal, Germany, April 30, 2014 – After receiving the “Gold EFIA Award", RKW Finland also won the “Gold & Best of Show Award” at the FTA 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards. The Business Unit of RKW Group received the award for the brilliant multipack packaging for a beer brewed by Carlsberg.

    Once a year, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), located in Bohemia, New York / USA,...

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  • Apr 14 RKW and Hyplast are joining forces

    Frankenthal, April. 14, 2014 – After approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission, the RKW Group has taken-over 100 % of the Belgian company, Hyplast NV. In the future, the company will operate under the name RKW Hyplast NV. The acquisition will have a very positive strategic impact on RKW’s Agricultural Films and Nets business and will create a lot of synergies between both companies.

    The...

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  • Apr 10 RKW plans to strengthen its market position in the agricultural sector with further acquisition.

    Acquisition of the German film manufacturer Biofol Film pending. 

    Frankenthal, April 10, 2014 – RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG intends to take over the business operations of the German film manufacturer Biofol Film GmbH and is thus pursuing its objectives of growth in the agricultural and construction sectors. The acquisition is conditional on approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission.

    RKW Agri...

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  • Apr 09 RKW impresses with intelligent packaging solutions for the consumer goods industry

    Successful participation at the Dairy & Meat Industry trade fair in Moscow

    Frankenthal, April 09, 2014 – The RKW-Group can report on a thoroughly successful Dairy & Meat Industry trade fair in Moscow. With its innovative packaging solutions, the leading provider of plastic films and nonwovens impressed not only the visiting manufacturers of consumer goods but also mechanical engineers from the...

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  • Apr 07 RKW prepares to enter the Chinese market

    Frankenthal, April 7, 2014 – By establishing the new company RKW Guangzhou Co., Ltd. in China, the RKW-Group is signaling its entry into the Chinese market. The plastics specialist plans to open its first Business Unit in China at the end of 2014.

    The RKW-Group is currently preparing to enter the Chinese market. Construction of the first Business Unit in the People’s Republic is under way and is...

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  • Apr 03 RKW poised for further growth

    Index 2014 will see several of the rising number of RKW companies coming together to meet with its global customer base. Recent years have shown considerable successful growth in the size and turnover of the group and RKW is poised for further development in support of its spreading customer base around the world. Understanding the impact on the supply chain that distance from the client–base can...

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  • Mar 24 RKW Finland wins EFIA Print Award 2014

    Frankenthal, Germany, March 21, 2014 – RKW, one of the leading manufacturers of plastic films and nonwovens, has been once more singled out by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) for its excellent print quality. At the awards ceremony for the EFIA Print Awards 2014 in Bolton, England, the Business Unit RKW Finland won gold in the category "International Flexo Print on Film". ...

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  • Mar 21 RKW Lotus at interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf

    Innovative film solutions for household applications

    Frankenthal, March 21, 2014 – The RKW Lotus (Vietnam) Business Unit of the RKW-Group, one of the leading manufacturers of plastic films and nonwovens, will be presenting its entire range of film solutions for household applications at interpack from May 8 to 14.

    Since 2005, RKW Lotus has been a regular exhibitor at the world's largest...

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  • Mar 05 RKW appoints new Director Sales in Asia

    Frankenthal, March 5, 2014 – Oliver Dirmeier is the new Director Sales for Asia at RKW-Group. Among other things, the 45-year-old will now oversee all sales activities from the Business Unit in Ho-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam.

    Oliver Dirmeier was already appointed Commercial Director Asia at RKW, the manufacturer of plastic films and nonwovens, on September 1, 2013. In his new function, he will be...

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  • Mar 04 Foundation of RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

    RKW concentrates expertise in a new company

    Frankenthal, March 4, 2014 – Effective January 1, 2014, the two RKW locations Michelstadt and Philippsthal were incorporated into the new company, RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG. This spin-off will form the basis for new strategic alliances in the agricultural films and nets sector.

    As one of the leading manufacturer of plastic films and nonwovens, RKW...

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  • Feb 17 RKW Castelletta consolidates its leadership

    Significant investments in multipack shrink films

    Saint-Galmier, France, February 17, 2014 – The RKW Castelletta plant (Saint-Galmier, France) is a subsidiary of the RKW-Group, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of polyethylene and polypropylene films, nonwovens and nets. It is continuing its expansion and consolidating its leadership on the market for polyethylene shrink films for the...

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  • Jan 22 RKW SE strengthens its Executive Management Board

    Frankenthal, January 21, 2014 – Dr. Manfred Bracher has been appointed to the RKW Group’s Executive Management Board with effect of January 1, 2014. As the COO, he will be responsible for the supervision and organization of all operational and technical processes. He will also remain the Vice President of the GBA Hygiene & Medical which he has headed since April 1, 2013.

    With more than 20 years...

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