RKW and KHS Collaborate for Sustainable Multipack Solutions

Mannheim/Dortmund, Germany, February 22, 2021 – The RKW Group, a leading global film solutions provider, and KHS Group, a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and liquid food industry, collaborate to provide the market with multipack film solutions made of up to 100% recycled content.

Both companies worked together closely to provide end-to-end solutions to their customers in the beverage industry. KHS provides filling and packaging systems, which are designed to perfectly process RKW’s multipack packaging films containing up to 100 % recycling materials. As the consumers’ demand for more sustainable packaging solutions is growing, industry leader RKW use R&D capabilities to offer films meeting this demand.

Apart from the easy-to-process packaging, the films come with high performance printing properties, which supports brand owners to provide attractive multipacks for higher visibility on the shelves and help end consumers with on-the-go consumption. “At RKW, we are fully convinced that all multipack solutions must become easy-to-recycle and made of both post-industrial and post-consumer waste to help the industry meet consumer’s demands. Sustainability is in the core of our business strategy, and this solution under the brand name RKW Ecore is yet another proof of how we take it seriously”, said Dr. Konrad Noniewicz, Head of Application Engineering and R&D Packaging & Industrial at RKW Group.

KHS has a wide portfolio in the field of secondary packaging, which offers forward-looking solutions for retailers and brand owners. “The new development and optimization of packaging systems has always been one of KHS' core competencies”, said KHS packaging expert Martin Thyssen. In terms of sustainability, KHS is seen as a pioneer and set standards in the packaging industry. Processing 100 % recycled films on their shrink packers underlines this effort and illustrates a further packaging alternative.

Collaboration is a highly effective way to provide the market with better, more sustainable solutions, especially when the partners are fully dedicated to the mission: More value for the customers. Martin Thyssen added: “Jointly with RKW, we overcame the obstacle of processing films fully made of recycling materials. This is a big step forward for our customers. This joint effort is a win-win-win.”

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About the RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, privately owned company headquartered in Mannheim, 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.

The KHS Group

The KHS Group is one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and liquid food industries. The KHS Group includes the following companies: parent company KHS GmbH, KHS Corpoplast GmbH and numerous subsidiaries outside Germany, located in Ahmedabad (India), Waukesha (USA), Zinacantepec (Mexico), São Paulo (Brazil) and Suzhou (China).  KHS manufactures modern filling and packaging systems for the high-capacity range at its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany, and at its factories in Bad Kreuznach, Kleve, Worms and Hamburg, where the group's PET expertise is pooled. The KHS Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SDAX-listed Salzgitter AG corporation.

In 2019, the KHS Group and its 5,149 employees achieved a turnover of around €1.260 billion.

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Stephan De Maria
Manager Communications RKW Group
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