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For the first time, Viskase will be at Anuga Food Tec

February 5th, 2018

The FUTURE of meat and sausage production products and innovative functional casings is here!

Visit Hall 9, Booth A81 and learn more about Viskase’s comprehensive product portfolio that delivers a full range of best in class food packaging solutions and services including both Walsroder and Darmex® products.

Visit us at GULFOOD Manufacturing

September 26th, 2017

Viskase, Walsroder and Darmex will exhibit at GULFOOD Manufacturing, October 31 – November 2 at the Dubai World Trade Center. Visit us in booth #S2-D41!

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Offering you more, together

February 8th, 2017

The exceptionally comprehensive Viskase product portfolio, now includes both the Walsroder and Darmex® casings, delivering a full range of best in class food packaging solutions and services. To view the products and Company information please click on the appropriate link below to visit each Company’s website.

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Walsroder and Viskase are setting new standards in the sausage casing market

January 13th, 2017

Lombard, Illinois. Viskase Companies, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of artificial sausage casings, has acquired 100% of the shares of the Walsroder Casings Group. The acquisition includes the subsidiaries Walsroder Casings GmbH and Walsroder Casings Polska Sp. Z o.o as well as the casing business assets of Poly-Clip Systems, LLC, the US distributor of Walsroder products.

The strategic partnership and market strength of the two brands “Viskase” and “Walsroder” creates an exceptionally comprehensive product portfolio that offers the best advantages to existing and future customers.

The companies’ market leading products include small cellulose casings (Nojax), cellulose fibrous casings (Viskase Fibrous, Walsroder Fibrous, including the barrier casings F plus and FVP), textile casings and a wide range of plastic casings. The plastic group has also been expanded by all products of the Polish company Darmex which was also acquired by Viskase in 2016.

With these exceptional products, the Viskase portfolio of companies can offer complete solutions for the meat industry worldwide.

About Viskase®
Viskase Companies, Inc. was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1925, originally as The Visking Company. In this year, the company introduced the first synthetic sausage casing made from regenerated cellulose. This product was a revolutionary step forward in the meat processing industry. It allowed for large gains in productivity and efficiency to manufacture ready-to-eat meat products. In the years since, the Company has continued to put emphasis on innovation and has introduced new products, new concepts, and product adaptations to fit our customers’ needs. Expanding into new markets, and growing the business in existing markets, has led Viskase to becoming the company it is today; focused on helping the customers bring safe and affordable protein sources to people around the world.

About Walsroder® Casings GmbH
Since 1928, Walsroder Casings GmbH has been a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality casings for sausage products as well as a technological service provider for manufacturers of sausage products in industry and butchers trade. The Walsroder brand stands for extraordinary quality, innovative research and development as well as for highly recognized service providing for the meat processing industry. The Walsroder Group employs about 450 people at the locations Bomlitz, Germany and Legnica, Poland. For fiscal year 2016, the total sales of Walsroder are approximately 60 million US-dollars.

About Darmex Casing® Sp. z o.o.
Since 1996, Darmex Casing has been a manufacturer and supplier of high quality plastic sausage casings. Darmex provides unique and innovative solutions to the meat industry both in Poland and markets around the world. Darmex is based in Świecie and employs approximately 75 people. Darmex was previously owned by Supravis Group S.A.

Viskase acquires Walsroder Casings Group

January 5th, 2017

Lombard, Illinois. Viskase Companies, Inc. (OTCMKTS: VKSC), announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interests in Walsroder Casings Group (including its subsidiaries Walsroder Casings GmbH and Walsroder Casings Polska Sp. z o.o.), headquartered in Bomlitz, Germany, from Quota International GmbH and CT Holding GmbH. The acquisition also includes the casing business assets of Poly-clip System, LLC, Walsroder’s US distributor and an affiliate of Quota, located in Mundelein, Illinois.

After several decades, Walsroder is widely recognized by the processed meat industry for its high quality product line of fibrous and plastic casings and innovative manufacturing technology. Walsroder products are distributed throughout the world. Walsroder has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Germany and Poland, and distribution in the US through Poly-clip.

For the year ending 2016, Walsroder’s total turnover is approximately $60 million.

This acquisition will strengthen and complement Viskase’s broad product line of fibrous and plastic casings and provide additional production capacity for all of Viskase’s key markets.

Thomas D. Davis, Chairman, President, and CEO of Viskase, commented, “We look forward to adding the high quality products and talented management and people of Walsroder to the Viskase family. This acquisition will augment our large portfolio of products serving the processed meat industry around the world, and the combination of the talented people of both companies will result in a stronger and more competitive Viskase.”

Final closing of the acquisition is expected by mid-January, once regulatory requirements are completed. Transition of the Poly-clip casings finishing and distribution business in the US to Viskase will occur over the next few months to ensure that all customer needs will continue to be satisfied.

About Viskase®

Viskase Companies, Inc. was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1925, originally as The Visking Company, when we invented and introduced the first synthetic sausage casing made from regenerated cellulose. This product was a revolutionary step forward in the meat processing industry. It allowed for large gains in productivity and efficiency to manufacture ready-to-eat meat products. In the years since, the Company has continued to put emphasis on innovation as we introduced new products, new concepts, and product adaptations to fit our customers’ needs. Expanding into new markets, and growing our business in existing markets, has led us to becoming the company we are today; focused on helping our customers bring safe and affordable protein sources to people around the world.

Viskase acquires Darmex Casing

December 2nd, 2016

Viskase Companies, Inc. announced today that it has acquired 100% of the stock of Darmex Casing sp. z o.o., as well as other assets, from Supravis Group S.A. The change in ownership takes effect immediately.

Darmex Casing is located in Swiecie, Poland, and has been producing high quality plastic casings for the meat industry for over 20 years. Sales are split approximately 50/50 between the Polish and export markets. Darmex is known for the quality of its plastic casings, as well as its printing and finishing capabilities. With this acquisition Viskase will significantly improve its ability to add value to the casings currently being produced in its Warsaw extrusion facility.

Darmex will, for the time being, be run as an independent company, with its own sales force, but also as part of the growing portfolio of products that Viskase supplies to the market.

According to Thomas Davis, Chairman and CEO of Viskase Companies, Inc., “Darmex is part of our long-term strategy to grow our plastic casings business, and participate in the high growth being experienced in plastic products for our industry. In addition, this strategy will allow us to continue to provide our customers with a full line of high quality products to fit their ever evolving needs.”

AFEX 2016

August 22nd, 2016

Viskase Asia Pacific Corporation would like to invite you to the Asia Food Expo (AFEX) 2016, September 7-10, 2016. We are located at booth #131 of World Trade Center Pasay City Manila, Philippines. AFEX is an international exposition on food processing, packaging, machinery, equipment and technology. See you there!

IFFA 2016!

February 25th, 2016

IFFA is the leading international trade show for the processing, packaging and sales for the meat industry.

During IFFA 2013, the international meat processing show hosted over 60,000 trade visitors from 142 countries; all coming to Frankfurt to see the range of products and services offered by 960 exhibitors.

Please join Viskase at our booth, located in Hall 4.0 – Stand B41, May 7th to 12th.

Please visit our web site often in the next few weeks for additional important show announcements.

CFIA Rennes 2015

March 5th, 2015

We are pleased to invite you to CFIA in Rennes, France from 10-12 March 2015. Visit us at Hall 7 – Stand B20.
Looking forward to welcoming you!

Expo Carnes 2015

January 21st, 2015

Once again Viskase will be participating in ExpoCarnes 2015, please give us the pleasure to welcome you at our stand #600. See you soon!