Excellent Agricultural Films and Nets Produced with the Latest Technology
Frankenthal (Germany), November 7, 2019 – RKW invested millions in the last two years in the latest production technology to develop and produce advanced products for the agricultural and horticultural markets. Accompanying this was the expansion of capacity of its Michelstadt (Germany) and Hoogstraten (Belgium) sites. During the Agritechnica tradeshow in Hanover/Germany, RKW will present its silage films & bags, greenhouse films and its new round bale nets portfolio.
The silage films from RKW offer significant advantages to farmers in terms of the quality of silage, work efficiency, cost savings and sustainability. The silage film portfolio makes it easy for customers to choose depending on what features matter to them most. “Our silage films cover the entire range of different requirements in agriculture. “The portfolio includes three product categories (Classic, Performance, Performance+) that ensures quick orientation,” comments Sales Director Stefan Kwiatkista.
In the Performance+ category, RKW has bundled films that, in particular, allow farmers to support silage quality in the fermentation process and help them achieve optimal forage results. The films feature excellent UV resistance for 15 months in central European climates. The products include the proven film solution Polydress® 02 Barrier 2in1 – the first combination of a (PA) sealing and (PE) protective film. Compared to traditional covering systems, the solution features a much higher oxygen barrier, thereby significantly increasing silage quality. Easy handling is another advantage: Customers can cover the silage in only one work step. The material is available in widths ranging from 6 to 18 meters.
Hermetix® is an alternative solution that is extremely strong due to a special formulation, leading to optimal silage results. Hytidouble® is also part of the Performance+ category: The combination of a covering and a vacuum film based on polyethylene are folded together on one roll and makes silage covering fast and easy. Hytidouble® increases work efficiency and saves storage space.
In the Performance category, RKW markets Polydress® SiloPro films in different thicknesses and film colors. The material also offers UV resistance for 15 months. In the Classic category, RKW offers Polydress® SiloClassic: The cost-efficient solution for standard applications is available in a variety of colors, widths and combinations of thicknesses.
RKW complements the new silage portfolio with its e7-silobags. The durable silobag Hytibag® is suitable for the storage of damp and dry grain as well as various forage types. The ability to store damp grain allows farmers to harvest early.
New Round bale nets and film portfolio
In addition to the silage portfolio, Agritechnica visitors can expect the launch of our new portfolio of high-quality round bale solutions for the safe and easy harvest and storage of hay, straw and silage bales as well as maize and sugar beet pulp.
RKW will showcase its round bale nets and bale films under the main brand Rondotex ®, which has been well-known for 35 years around the world and which is characterized by the red threads. The new portfolio is designed to meet the needs and challenges of modern farming. Because of the huge success of our silage portfolio, RKW decided to follow the same portfolio structure offering round bale products in three different categories (Classic, Performance and Performance+). In the performance and performance+ categories, the product range includes round bale nets with a high breaking strength using less netwrap per bale compared to other standards net wraps in the market. That leads to less waste and lower cost per bale and underlines the sustainable approach with RKW has been following for many, many years.
In addition, products in these categories provide optimum edge coverage, uniform winding, UV-stability and excellent wide run characteristics.
All nets are suitable for the majority of balers with net intake for silage, straw, and hay. The material is available in roll widths of 0.5 to 1.7 meters for all markets and offers global UV resistance.
RKW products are well known for their high quality standard using the best manufacturing and raw materials.
Besides this, RKW has incorporated its round bale films in the Rondotex® product family. The film is characterized by high tear resistance. Compared to the competition, it offers high stability with low consumption of resources. The film guarantees the compressed density and the dimensional stability of the round bales, so that they are optimally safeguarded during transport and storage. Bales bundled this way are also easy to open during frosty winter periods without any losses. No adhesive additives are used. The film is very efficient and allows for up to 220 bales per 2,500 meters film roll depending on the extruded product. This corresponds to 200-gram film per bale.
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 2018, RKW generated total sales of EUR 878 million. About 3,000 employees process 367,000 tons 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.
RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG
Head of Marketing & Communications Agriculture
Rossbacher Weg 5
64720 Michelstadt / Germany