Gownace: Full protection and comfort for hospital staff
Today more than ever, film-to-nonwoven materials are sought after that offer complete safety and full protection to the wearer.
THE GOWNACE RANGE
The fully impermeable laminates that we deliver for surgical staff gowns come with a bacterial barrier film.
Our products are designed to provide comfort and assurance to the wearer. All of our products meet EN13795 requirements (high performance critical area).
We provide a range of 2 ply laminates that are used to reinforce the critical areas of a surgical gown. With a choice of hydrophilic or hydrophobic nonwoven, we can adapt a product to suit the sterilisation method you use.
The laminate is impermeable with the choice of incorporating a breathable film.
FULLY REINFORCED GOWNS
G72 is a breathable three-ply laminate that meets EN13795 and AAMI Level 3 requirements. It is used in the manufacture of ‘ultra’ gowns that are reinforced throughout – so no need for additional reinforcement or rework.
Medicace® & EN13795
The brand Medicace® is well known across the globe. It represents and symbolises the quality, safety and performance required by the demanding and regulated world of surgical drapes and gowns
THE MEDICACE® RANGE
RKW ACE offers a broad range of standard films and laminates which are used in the area of infection prevention. From patient drapes and surgeons’ gowns, to table covers and mayo-stand covers, from super absorbent patches to gown reinforcements, the ideal laminate is in our portfolio.
For gowns, we offer fully impermeable breathable laminates that eliminate the need for additional resource taking reinforcements. The GOWNACE range presents both bacterial and viral barrier options that offer comfort and assurance to the wearer.
We can customise products to suit our customers’ needs.
We will work with you to provide products that ensure the integrity of your Brand and health of your customers.
CALL US FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
All of the films and laminates we provide to the medical market meet the requirements set out in the EN13795 norm.
Whether for STANDARD or HIGH performance critical area, we have the right film or laminate for the right job.
Each of our products is tested to all of the requirements for drapes and gowns as set out in the norm, providing you with peace of mind and the guarantee that you are using the right raw materials.
ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK
RKW ACE has set of principals and goals that cascade down from RKW SE’s published goals. Let’s talk about some of them.
ZERO PELLET LOSS
We do not only ensure that all pellets or granulates that are ‘lost’ in the production chain are swept up , counted and disposed of correctly.
We also actively seek out the source of and reasons behind these ‘lost’ granulates and put corrective actions in place to eliminate the risk in future.
THE OCEANS BELONG TO US !
RKW ACE boasts the latest technology in recycling of manufactured plastic, turning its 'unavoidable' production waste into valuable raw materials.
These materials are in turn incorporated back into our films thus contributing to a Circular Economy.
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT!
Energy costs money and resources. Precious resources.
Our aim is to reduce our energy consumption per m² produced, and to actively seek out new, greener and cleaner sources of energy that do not have a negative impact on our surroundings and our planet.
THE PLANET BELONGS TO US!
RKW ACE is actively engaged in working with business partners to use raw materials in a way that reduces dependence on fossil-based fuels.
Whether by using mineral fillers or a mass balance approach with Renewables, RKW ACE is finding new keys to solving the environmental conscience.
RKW ACE has an energetic and enthusiastic team for Sales and Product Development | R&D.
Working together to seek out solutions to the challenges thrown at them by customers and stakeholders, the Team offers the right product for the right application at the right conditions, along with the support needed to build a mutually satisfactory business.
Meet our Team !
RKW ACE is continually innovating not only in new products and raw materials, but also in the way it goes about its daily business
Our innovation projects span a spectrum of opportunities.
- New complementary range of products to increase flexibility and choice
- Customer specific individual product innovations
- Continual cost alignment to meet market demands
- Removing glue (hotmelt) from laminates
- Reducing the number of steps it takes to make an already complex product
- Leveraging Operational Excellence to improve Health and Safety practices in our workplace
LOOKING FOR AN INNOVATION PARTNER ?
Our pilot line is a Mini-Me version of our industrial extrusion lines.
It makes life so much easier when matching to a particular colour that our customer requires, or when testing the latest raw materials on the market. Or to fine-tuning a customer specification – or to working with a new nonwoven source.
We provide little hand samples so that our customers get a first glance of what is to come when we scale up to industrial trials. It saves time and money and helps us to get new product to market quickly.
GETTING THE BEST CHANCES
Quality and Customer Satisfaction
The statistics speak for themselves: when replying to our Customer Satisfaction Surveys, our customers state that we are improving year on year. Our Audit results are consistently encouraging.
RKW ACE delivers quality products around the world.
Getting a full order to a customer on the right day on the other side of the world takes focus and dedication. Especially when sometimes working the challenging lead times from outside suppliers.
Nevertheless, we consistently hit the OTIF targets set by our customers.
Our customers tell us they are pleased with the service we provide to them and that our Customer Services Team communicates often and efficiently when turning around an order.
A HAPPY CUSTOMER IS THE BEST CUSTOMER
RKW ACE is ISO 9001 certified.
Our quality system ensures that you always receive the right product to the right specification.
We pride ourselves on the fact that in the case something does go wrong, we respond in a timely manner and assure you that we care. In-depth analysis of an issue allows us to get to the root cause and to put the right corrective actions in place. This sometimes takes time. And sometimes not. Either way, we want you to be 100% happy with the outcome.
WE ENCOURAGE HONEST FEEDBACK ON OUR QUALITY !
Lamination & Perforation
Offering flexibility in technologies is important when our customers are looking for that ‘something special’.
Taking the same raw materials you will get very different results depending on which lamination technology you use – or which combination of technologies
What can be influenced?
Which translate into absorption, strength, bulk, softness, barrier properties and affordability for the application
LET US WORK WITH YOU FOR THE RIGHT RESULT
RKW ACE uses what is called ‘vacuum perforation’. This involves producing a precursor film, with or without surfactant, then taking it through a process of reheating over a perforated cylinder at the same time as sucking molten film through the holes of the cylinder. This process creates the hole we are looking for. Both size, depth and 3D shape.
These three will affect the performance of the film – depending on the purpose of course.
Last by not least, our flexible technology allows us to add even more value to our film. We can coat it. And we can laminate nonwoven to it.
Our film technology coupled with the complementary laminating, perforating, pilot line and recycling assets give us a great edge in many different markets and applications. For example, INFECTION PREVENTION • ABSORBENT HYGIENE PRODUCTS • WOUNDCARE • CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL • BREATHABLE MEMBRANES • PACKAGING • LABELS • FILTRATION • CUSTOM APPLICATIONS
Reach and Regulatory
Fact: We live in a regulated world
Fact: Consumers want to know what is what in the products they buy
Fact: Chemicals are a health risk factor (well, some of them are)
Fact: Norms are in place for a reason
As a customer, you will be needing to provide information to your customer or regulatory body.
Some of this information is ‘easy’ to come by, some is not.
Some is provided under confidentiality agreement by ourselves, and some directly by our supplier to you.