CeDo – Investment in Vetaphone technology for surface treatment

POLAND • The manufacturer and distributor of household disposable products, CeDo, has made an investment in corona treatment technology from Danish company, Vetaphone.

Renowned for its range of refuse sacks and bio bags, food, freezer and sandwich bags as well as aluminium foils and cling films, CeDo now has a presence in most of continental Europe, as well as the UK.

The company, which primarily focusses on private label products, supplies to most of the leading retail chain stores in Europe, and also produces goods under its own brands of Paclan and Poly-Lina. Today, CeDo has production facilities in four countries from its headquarters in Telford (UK) to a PE production plant in Hanoi (Vietnam). The main European production facility is located in Katy Wroclawskie, southern Poland, which employs more than 550 people and enjoys an annual turnover of around EUR 150 million. This is made up of 80,000 tonnes of PE bags, aluminium foil and cling film.

The origins of the multi-faceted group began with Poly-Lina in the UK, and through various acquisitions and mergers CeDo now belongs to Straco, a Belgian family-run concern, which since 2014 has committed to a programme of continual investment to lift the business past its present EUR 320 million position.

It was when the new plant opened in Poland in 2001 that CeDo began to look at surface treatment technology as a way of improving product quality. Vetaphone was selected as the key provider, and between 2001 and 2015, a total of ten of the Danish manufacturer’s units were installed, with a further nine being added between 2015 and 2017. These included four systems type VE1B-A (PF2-10)1520 QC station and 1.5 kW generator, three systems type VE1B-A (DS)620 QC, with a specially design station with 1 kW generator, and two systems type VE1B-A (DS)1120 QC station and 1,5 kW generator. Today, more than 25% of CeDo’s total output has received Vetaphone surface treatment.