Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1: RKW Highlights Unique Silo Film Solution

RKW at EuroTier in Hanover, November 15-18, 2016, Booth D47 in Hall 27

Frankenthal (Germany), November 9, 2016 - At this year's EuroTier trade fair at Hanover, RKW will present its entire range of agricultural films and nets. The company places special emphasis on its unique silo film combination Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1, which has been further optimized. RKW will further showcase agricultural films such as Hytidouble® as well as its wepelen® professional geosynthetic barriers at the booth D47 in hall 27.

The Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1, a highlight at the EuroTier 2016, is a combination of a sealing and protection film, offering significant advantages in terms of work efficiency and sustainability. Customers can put the film combination on the silage in a single process because the sealing film used for coverage is attached to the protective film. This simplifies the work of farmers significantly. Over the last year, RKW has further optimized the mechanical characteristics of the silage film solution based on polyamid (PA) and polyethylene (PE) by using modified granulates. "Compared to conventional agricultural films, the Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1 weighs up to 50 percent less, requiring less material for production and reducing waste and disposal costs. At the same time, the films have proven to be exceptionally robust," says Sales Manager Clemens Becker. "In addition, the oxygen barrier of the sealing film has been improved by a factor of up to ten, ensuring outstanding silage quality and better livestock performance as a result."

Absorbing moisture from the silage, the sealing film separates itself independently within a short time after application. This saves valuable time and contributes to a sustainable recycling concept. The Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1 product is ideal for all meat and dairy plants, energy-generating facilities and biogas plants, aiming for high yields, a healthy animal population and efficient production. The material is available in widths ranging from 6 to 18 meters and 25 to 400 linear meters roll length. Furthermore, RKW will present the new system calculator, which predicts the added value and cost advantages.

As an alternative to Polydress® O2 Barrier 2IN1, RKW provides Hytidouble® film with PE material - two PE films folded together in one roll, making the coverage of the silage fast and easy. Thanks to perfect positioning on the silage, Hytidouble® delivers significant time savings. The vacuum film make sure it fits snugly on the silage products and reduces air circulation. The material is available in widths ranging from 10 to 16 meters and total film thickness of 115 microns plus vacuum film.

In addition to silage films, RKW provides polyethylene and polypropylene geosynthetic barriers primarily used for environmental, hydraulic and civil engineering. At the show, RKW will showcase its wepelen® geomembranes for agricultural applications like liquid manure basins, liquid manure tanks, gasmembranes for biogas plants as well as water storage tanks and basins. Numerous certificates confirm the high quality of these professional barriers.

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com

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 2015, RKW generated total sales of EUR 953 million. About 3,000 employees process over 405,000 tonnes of plastic materials at more than 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.

Press Contact

RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG
Marion Link
Head of Marketing & Communications Agriculture
Rossbacher Weg 5
64720 Michelstadt / Germany
T +49-(0)-6061-77-278