UAE – Ridat, a leading thermoforming equipment manufacturer based in the UK, has marked its entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market with a significant project.

The company is set to provide technology and expertise for a new packaging facility established by Al Wathba Dates & Sweets, a prominent specialist in dates and confectionery products based in Abu Dhabi.

Al Wathba Dates & Sweets is renowned for its offerings of fresh dates, date syrup, and confectionery items.

Their recent venture into thermoformed packaging solutions led them to partner with Ridat for equipping their new plant.

Ridat’s solution package for Al Wathba Dates & Sweets encompasses a Model 2420AFCS-P Automatic Thermoforming, Cut & Stack machine, meticulously designed for high-speed production and precise forming.

This advanced machine employs air pressure for enhanced forming definition and incorporates water-cooled moulds to prevent overheating. Additionally, Ridat supplied a Model 65SE Sheet Extruder with a maximum screw diameter of 90mm for material processing.

Beyond equipment provision, Ridat extended a comprehensive package, including pre-delivery equipment testing, supply of tools and jigs, consultation on factory layout, technical documentation, granulator, two chiller units, compressor, and design and supply of six forming moulds.

With over 60 years of expertise in thermoforming equipment manufacturing and more than 2,500 installations across 65 countries, Ridat brings extensive knowledge to the table.

Dipak Sen Gupta, Director of Ridat, expressed delight in supporting Dr. Eihab Hassan, production director at Al Wathba Dates & Sweets, and his team, while securing Ridat’s inaugural contract in the UAE.

Gupta emphasized Ridat’s ability to provide a total solution, combining process engineering expertise, technology supply, and comprehensive services to ensure seamless integration for its customers.

Ridat prides itself on offering a single-source solution for packaging plants, covering manual, semiautomatic, and automatic thermoforming machinery, along with related equipment such as blister sealers and roller presses.

With a product portfolio boasting over 70 different solutions, Ridat stands as a trusted partner in the packaging industry.

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