Retal adding US PET preform capacity

Citing growing demand, packaging manufacturer Retal PA LLC plans to double its PET preform production to more than 2 billion annually and boost its staff by 43 percent.

Citing growing demand, packaging manufacturer Retal PA LLC plans to double its PET preform production to more than 2 billion annually and boost its staff by 43 percent. "We are buying new injection molding machines from a leading Canadian brand," Maria Jarrar, senior marketing manager for parent company Retal Industries LLC, told Plastics News in recent emails. The facility in Donora, Pa., is getting six new 500-ton presses, she said. "We've chosen these machines because they're energy efficient and will allow us to reduce our energy consumption, as well as allowing us to increase the volume of recycled PET in our preforms and increase productivity."

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