We offer PET preforms and bottles for a wide variety of end markets including food (sauces and oils), drinks (carbonated soft drinks, mineral waters, alcoholic beverages, juices and others like performance drinks & dairy) and non-food, like personal care, cosmetics, pharma and household products.



  • Sparkling
  • Non-sparkling

Carbonated Soft Drinks

  • Cola
  • Lemonade
  • Other soft drinks

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Spirits

Performance drinks

  • Sport drinks
  • Energy drinks

Other drinks

  • Juice
  • Milk

Carbonated Soft drinks and water market

Soft drinks are often carbonated and commonly consumed while cold or at room temperature. The most common of them include cola, flavoured water, sparkling water, iced tea, sweet tea, sparkling lemonade (or other lemon-lime soft drinks). In the late 18th century , the method of infusing water with carbon dioxide to make carbonated water was discovered. Since then, numerous inventions and patents have been filed for this specific market. The first commercial PET bottle in Europe was marketed in 1970´s (with the specific base-cup for carbonated products).

The carbonated soft drink and mineral water markets are the largest segments of the PET beverage industry with more than 50% of the total market. For the majority of these markets, RESILUX offers you the standard PET preforms and bottles produced according the latest state-of-the-art processes.

For specific applications where longer shelf-life and improved CO2 barriers are needed, RESILUX offers the ResiC® products. These products are used for small CSD bottles with high carbonation levels or for a long shelf-life where little C02 loss is required.

Beer market

Imagine going for a picnic on the beach and taking some beer with you. Idyllic, you might think, unless you either (a) have to carry the heavy load of bottles or (b) drop the bottles and leave fragments of glass all over the place. That is why new safe and light PET bottles for beer have proven themselves to be doubly attractive for outdoor use, as well as for serving at music festivals and in clubs.

With the rise of both indoor and outdoor leisure activities, such as music festivals and sporting events, traditional glass bottles, which may break or be broken, can increasingly be seen as a safety hazard. But on top of this, the re-closable PET bottle is suitable for the larger bottle sizes, which is reflected in the common use of PET bottles for beer in Eastern European countries.

The principal obstacle to the introduction of a PET container for beer is that PET is something of a gas "sieve" when it comes to the permeation of oxygen and carbon dioxide. The shelf-life of a beer depends on how long it keeps its flavour, which is limited by its exposure to oxygen. These delicate flavours are also adversely affected when carbonation levels decrease. The focus of recent material developments at RESILUX has therefore been to improve the PET's barrier properties in order to cope with these two gases. This enables our customers to offer a longer shelf-life, as is needed to meet both consumer and retail requirements.

RESILUX has developed the ResiMid® product for the larger size beer bottles (1.5 and 2.0 litres) or for a medium-term shelf-life of the beer.

For the smaller size beer bottles (0.33 cl up to 1.0 litre) and for a long shelf-life of the beer, we can support these beer products with our ResiMax® product. With the extra CO2 and O2 barriers provided by Resimax, the customer can conserve the beer's flavour for a longer period.

Juice market

Juice market segmentation ranges from premium segments of 100% Not-From-Concentrate juices to the lower-end segments of Non-carbonated Juice drinks. The 100% fruit juice from concentrates and nectars, which generally capture the most significant market share, are the mid-positioned segments in this Juice market.

PET is an excellent choice in the Juice market for challenging the existing packaging materials , such as glass, carton and other forms of plastic. The well-known advantages of PET - clarity, design flexibility, lightness of weight and recyclability - combined with its numerous technological developments, including O2 barrier, will continue to ensure future growth for PET packaging.

RESILUX has a dedicated technical solution for the juice applications in aseptic filling lines: ResiOx®, which will reduce the ingress of oxygen and so improve the juice's shelf-life. The ResiOx® range has three variations depending on customer need:

  1. ResiOx® 3 gives you a minimum of three months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
  2. ResiOx® 6 gives you a minimum of six months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
  3. ResiOx® 9 gives you a minimum of nine months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle

Furthermore, RESILUX offers a complete range of Hotfill preforms and bottles for this hotfill juice market.

Dairy market

The European mainstream - or white milk - market consists of around 30 billion litres per year. Milk can be categorised into fresh and long-life products. The shelf-life of milk can be increased by using different types of heat treatment, resulting in different shelf-lives for milk.

The pasteurisation process gives a short shelf-life, but this can be increased by the "ESL" (extended shelf-life) process which can give up to 28 days. These milk applications can be filled in standard PET bottles (clear or white).

"UHT" Milk (Ultra Heat Treatment) was developed in the sixties as a long-life milk with a better taste than sterilised milk. In the early seventies, UHT milk had a market share of around 10%. Thanks to continuous optimisation of taste quality, the market share of UHT milk was growing at the expense of sterilised milk - and today UHT is the largest milk type on the market. UHT milk can be filled on aseptic filling lines in PET bottles. RESILUX has launched a range of light-blocking products called ResiBlock®:

  1. ResiBlock® 0: guarantees no light transmission even within the visual light range
  2. Resiblock® 2: limits the light transmission to 2%
  3. Resiblock® 4: limits the light transmission to 4%

To ensure a four-month shelf-life, customers can use our ResiBlock® 0 product, which blocks all the light in order to prevent the milk from acquiring a specific "off" taste.

For less restricting dairy applications, the customer can choose either ResiBlock® 2 or 4.

On the other hand, European consumers currently seem keen on products that promise to aid digestive health. These probiotics are "good bacteria" that help to maintain a healthy bacterial balance in the digestive system. There are two main types of probiotics, namely the lactobacillus species and bifidobacteria, with several different alternatives. Although the probiotics market is relatively small, its value has been showing substantial growth rates of between 10 – 20% per year. These products have limited shelf-lives and can be filled in standard coloured or clear PET bottles.

Wine market

Wine has predominantly been packed in one-way glass bottles since the 17th century. Recently, we have seen some changes in this market and also in consumer habits and preferences. The packaging needs to be lighter, to be more ecological, to have greater differentiation in the design, and so on. As innovative products as screw caps and synthetic corks have found their way into the wine market, RESILUX also wants to introduce the new PET bottle for wine applications.

750 ml wine bottle in glass weighs between 480 gr and 620 gr. With PET, we are able to offer weight-reduction of up to 90%, as the standard wine bottle weighs 48 gr. But as wine is also an oxygen- sensitive product, RESILUX has developed the ResiOx® product range, which can guarantee a longer shelf-life of the wine in PET. The ResiOx® range has three variations depending on customer need:

  1. ResiOx® 3 gives you a minimum of three months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
  2. ResiOx® 6 gives you a minimum of six months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
  3. ResiOx® 9 gives you a minimum of nine months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle

Besides the wine's sensitivity to oxygen, we also know that light can affect the wine's flavour over a period of time. RESILUX can also offer a solution for this phenomenon with wine-specific colour stabilisers and UV blockers.


PET Food packaging requires protection, tampering resistance, and special physical, chemical, or biological needs. Package design has been an important and constantly evolving phenomenon for several decades. Resilux can develop the type of packaging your product needs.

Edible oils


  • Ketchup
  • Mayonaise
  • Mustard

Other food

  • Processed food
  • Packaged food & vegetables
  • Dry snacks

Non food

Appearance is crucial for Non Food packaging, especially the appeal and look of personal care products is largely determined by their package. For household products and detergents we can help you in developing the most functional and easy-to-use container.


Household products



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