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Hydroentangled spundbond nonwovens made by RKW

News 09.05.2017
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One highlight will be the unique and innovative material RKW HyJet® that RKW produced worldwide as the first manufacturer inline. As the producer stresses, the both soft and strong material is made of 100% polypropylene and is highly tear resistant thanks to the continuous filaments building the nonwovens' base. RKW HyJet® is available in various colors and weights which makes it suitable for various applications – e.g., for the hygiene and personal care segments, for industrial applications or in the building and furniture industries.

"RKW stands for flexibility and high-quality products. We offer our customers high-performance nonwoven solutions that perfectly match their specific requirements" mentions Ludger Kuhn, General Manager of RKW's two nonwovens plants RKW Gronau and RKW HydroSpun. "As pioneer of the inline production of hydroentangled spunbond nonwovens, we continuously improve our products to meet the highest expectations." In addition to RKW HyJet® the company will showcase thermobonded nonwovens, elastic carded nonwovens as well as elastic and non-elastic laminates.

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Aptra® – breathable film for various applications

Aptra® is a breathable film used as a composite with other materials. According to producer, the unique film provides an exceptional combination of barrier properties and breathability which makes it well suited for the building industry (roofing underlayments), as protective disposable garment and for the textile industry. Aptra® is easily laminated with a wide variety of substrates using several methods.

About the company

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.  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.

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