The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company 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. In the fiscal year 2015, RKW generated total sales of EUR 953 million. About 3,000 employees process more than 405,000 tonnes of plastic materials at more than 20 locations around the world.

RKW-HYPlast, located in Hoogstraten Belgium, is a company producing polyethylene plastic films for use in the agriculture, horticulture, construction, converting and industry. RKW Hyplast is the specialist in supplying agricultural film (silage film, stretch film, silobags), horticultural film (greenhouse film, disinfection film (fumigation), energy screens, mulch film, perforated film), industrial film (automotive, liners, barrier film, packaging film). RKW Hyplast uses many distribution channels in order to supply the end consumer. 

 

Website: http://www.rkw-group.com, http://www.hyplast.be

 

Major activities in PPS Smart Materials

Partner is various workpackage, development of new smart materials.

 

Key persons

 

dr. Estelle Cheret, heat R&D RKW Agriculture Division, Hyplast nv

She holds a phd in polymer physics. As R&D manager at RKW-HYPlast she has the following key responsibilities: Technical leadership of RKW Agricultural Division Strategy; Execute technical synergies across 3 RKW Agri Sites to maximize business profitability (cross-functional approach on formula and raw materials); Implement continuous improvement and disruptive innovation projects on Core products to stay the reference point in the Agri film industry; Technical support and New product introduction at large RKW accounts and in new "Sales regions".

 

Karen van den Bergh, R&D engineer at Hyplast nv