Proven sustainable products
Frankenthal/Ho Chi Minh City, June 29, 2020 – RKW Vietnam has been awarded the Blue Angel certificate for using at least 80 percent recycled material in its products.
The Blue Angel is among the oldest and most highly respected environmental labels for products. The approval process is accompanied by a strict inspection of the products from raw materials to processing and use. "We are very pleased about the Blue Angel certification. It reflects our efforts to make our entire process chain and product life cycle sustainable," says Antony Taing, Site Manager at RKW Vietnam.
RKW Vietnam's Blue Angel-labelled products consist of at least 80 percent post-consumer recyclates certified under the EuCertPlast certification system. EuCertPlast (European Certification of Plastics Recycling) is a reliable scheme to promote environmentally friendly plastic recycling processes. The recyclates also meet the strict requirements of REACH, an EU safety regulation that stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Products certified with the Blue Angel label will therefore meet comprehensive quality requirements for both the environment and consumers.
In addition, RKW Vietnam's films are designed for use in households, retail outlets, and institutions, with various product types such as films, T-shirt bags, Starseal bags, bin liners, and drawstring bags. They are suitable for products with different dimensions and volumes ranging from 5 to 200 liters.
Sustainability plays an important role at RKW and is laid down in the company's purpose. The company works in all of its segments and product groups worldwide to conserve raw materials, reduce energy consumption, and improve the recyclability of its films.
The RKW Group is an independent, privately 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 2019, RKW generated total sales of EUR 831 million. About 3,000 employees process 352,000 metric tons of plastic materials at 19 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.
Stephan De Maria
Manager Communications RKW Group