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Keeping a competitive edge


Ongoing investments in new machinery and a strong commitment to achieving full customer satisfaction have led to Dafo Plastics becoming a leading producer of plastics packaging for cosmetics and pharmaceutical products in Poland.

“Today, we are well-known for our experience and ability to fulfill the different requirements of our clients,” states Managing Director Zosia Daczynska. “We only work with state-of-the-art machines to meet the increasing demands in the industry reliably.”

The company’s product portfolio comprises bottles, jars, tubes and closures in different sizes and shapes which can be printed according to the individual requirements of the customer.

“We are an expert when it comes to the decoration of tubes, and in this area, quality is crucial,”says Ms. Daczynska. “In the tube business, we do not offer standard products but tailor-made tubes according to the needs of our clients. Each customer has individual artwork that we print on the tubes. We use different technologies, such as screen printing, flexographic printing, and dry offset printing or foil print in order to ensure the best results.”

Everything can be offered from a single source, and the Polish firm has its own graphic designers to advise customers which method works best to suit their needs. In addition to the tubes, the bottles and jars can also be decorated and printed with standard solutions. Through the combination of its own production and the decoration and printing of the plastic packaging, Dafo Plastics can offer added value that has been well received by its customers.

Dafo Plastics was founded by Andre Daczynska and Eugene Forminsky in 1992. They started with the production of 200 ml jars made from PVC, which were used for bath salts. “We just had one machine and one product,” says Ms. Daczynska, who joined her husband’s company three years after its foundation. “After some time we were able to buy more machines, and after five years, we moved to a bigger premises.”

In 1997, the company moved to its current location and invested in moulding technology to manufacture bottles. Later the production was expanded further to be able to make polyethylene tubes. Today, Dafo Plastics has three extrusion lines and keeps investing in new machines to be able to work with the latest technologies.

The company mainly works for the cosmetics industry and also has clients in the pharmaceutical sector. To attract new customers, Dafo Plastics regularly attends international packaging fairs in France, Great Britain and Poland.

The firm has customers all over Europe, for instance Germany, France, England, Russia and the Czech Republic. Based on its experience and its willingness to invest in new technologies, Dafo Plastics will start an innovative new project which is supported by the European Union Fund and the Polish government.

“We will develop a new kind of polyethylene tube which will offer an intelligent multilayer packaging,” explains Ms. Daczynska. “This will be an interesting project and pave the way for our future. Our vision is to satisfy our customers, keep the position we already have and follow innovations in decoration. Digital printing on tubes is also a great opportunity. There we have to do a lot of development work to be able to stay competitive in the European market.”

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