Case histories


SIPA and RETAL, from preform design to tooling

Global packaging solutions provider RETAL has been investing in PET preform tooling from SIPA in recent months. Just last year, it has invested on injection tooling now running at operations in several countries worldwide. RETAL has expressed satisfaction, not only with the GEN3 technology used in the molds, but also with the cooperation SIPA has provided on designing preforms for bottles used by some major brand owners.

“The designs were not simple, but we rose to the task!” says SIPA’s Leonid Nim, Key account manager for Retal. RETAL produces a wide range of PET preforms in various standard and special sizes. The preforms are for containers up to 25 liters in volume, for food & beverage and also non-food segments. Headquartered in Cyprus, RETAL has more than 20 production operations producing packaging of various types, rigid and flexible, in 12 countries – virtually all in Europe and the CIS, although one of its most recent investments was in the USA. The company has customers in some 60 countries.