Construction of the plant for manufacture of cement bonded particleboards in the Czech Republic was commenced in 1987 and the plant operation was launched in 1991.
In the first years the product portfolio was limited to virtually one single board, CETRIS® BASIC without surface finish. As the time passed the offer was being extended with a number of additional services such as curring, milling, grinding, drilling, surface finishing and more. At present, we offer 14 types of cement bonded particleboards and are constantly developing new types in order to satisfy the needs and requirements of our customers.
The company CIDEM Hranice, a.s. - CETRIS Division - is the biggest manufacturer of cement bonded particleboards in Europe. The production capacity is 55,000 m3 per year.
Increasing popularity and universal application of CETRIS® boards is documented, inter alia, by the fact of their export across Europe and further to countries in Africa, Asia and South America.
Cement bonded particleboards CETRIS® are made by technology produced and supplied by the German company BISON. In 2010, the production line underwent an extensive refurbishment aimed at increased production volumes with improved quality. The line was newly equipped with cleaning and grinding devices perfectly cleaning the manufacturing metal sheets and thus improving the quality of the boards' surface. The drying plant was refurbished and extended and a new sizing saw was purchased. While sizing the manufactured boards it is now possible to declare narrower tolerances for permissible deviations from dimensions and profiles which are significantly below the values imposed by the standards. Great changes have been implemented tothe surface finish line. A fully automated line with the KRONOS spraying machine from MAKOR has been purchased, allowing for perfect surface treatment of the face side as well as the edges. As a matter of fact, the improved and expanded surface finish process includes, at its start, a cleaning and grinding device preparing the face surface and a high-performance drying and cooling device. Furthermore, the compressor room underwent refurbishment and the shipment area was expanded. Also in the future we plan to invest in the modernization and expansion of our plant.
Great and continuous attention is paid to the quality of our products. Already back in 1996 we obtained the EU ISO 9002 quality certificate awarded by the international accredited certification body, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. After issue of the new standard the system was recertified in 2003 pursuant to ISO 9001. Manufacture of CETRIS® cement bonded particleboards is further supervised by authorised and notified entities. As the company exports the products to all of Europe, the cement bonded particleboards are certified not only pursuant to European harmonised standards, but also pursuant to the national standards.