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We may not together but we’re connected

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Here at Viscose we are coming to terms with working remotely and whilst we are not together we are very much connected. All non essential workers are working from home but we miss our amazing colleagues in Production working tirelessly around the clock, in order that we can supply tamper evident bands across the World…

As you can see our Sales and Customer Services Teams are ready to take your calls:

  • Claire Corbett
  • Kitti Kovacs
  • Catrin Morris
  • Emma Blackmore
  • Seren Pontin
  • Samuel Pothecary
  • Sarah Taylor
  • Gary Laidlaw

The Viscose Connected Message

An Easter Thank You

Friday, April 24th, 2020

As we reflect on a different Easter holiday this year, I am delighted that the teams here at Viscose were able to enjoy a well-deserved break.

As part of the supply chain to critical sectors we have seen a major surge in productivity, with our production teams working tirelessly around the clock to manufacture and supply tamper evident bands across the World.

Due to our incredible, dedicated remote working teams, we continue to provide the highest levels of service. Although we are apart, we remain very much connected.

It is thanks to the combined efforts of the Viscose Family we can say it is very much business as usual.

Our suppliers of products and services continue to adapt and deliver according to our increasing needs under the most challenging conditions.

Which brings me to our amazing customers.

The combined efforts of Viscose and its supply chain means we are able to satisfy the increased demands of those customers, existing and new, who continue to support us.

A huge Thank You to everyone mentioned above. You are all highly appreciated and I look forward to meeting you in person, once life returns to normality.

Please stay safe.


The Viscose Easter Thank You Message

Viscose Viskrings offers perfect tamper seal solution for #plasticfree producers

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

As the Plastic Free World Conference & Expo takes place in Frankfurt later this month (27th-28th June), the #plasticfree debate is set to be one of the hot topics being discussed. Viscose Closures – the company behind the Viscose Viskrings tamper evident seals – will be exhibiting there next month to show attendees what the company’s ethics and values are and display how they as a company are helping to support a plastic free world.

The rise in uncomfortable wildlife images circulating on social media showing casualties of carelessly discarded plastic packaging, and the growth in events like the Telegraph Plastic Sustainability Summit, are combining to pressurise manufacturers into finding biodegradable packaging solutions.

This is good news for Viscose Closures. The increased drive for #plasticfree packaging is helping the company see enquiries soar, particularly from artisan and organic producers in the food, drink and cosmetics sectors, where the #plasticfree ethos is especially important.

Viscose Viskrings (the trade name for the tamper evident seals) are manufactured in Swansea, and made from extruded cellulose, originated from wood pulp, derived from renewal resources – resulting in a non-plastic home compostable product that biodegrades in soil within 13 weeks.

In a bid to try and raise the business’s profile, Viscose has invested in creating a new video, which has just been launched to help potential purchasers see how Viscose has potentially found a solution to our plastic waste problem.

Viscose originally saw growth for its tamper evident seals in the international gas market but are realising the market landscape in the UK is changing. The tamper evident seals are applied by hand, generally around the neck of a container and left to dry for up to 60 minutes (this is when the shrinking happens), resulting in a skin-tight tamper-proof seal. The product is an ideal eco-conscious tamper evident seal solution for small, artisan producers and new business start-ups who have no equipment to apply tamper evident seals

The world’s only manufacturer, South Wales based Viscose Closures is notching up an enviable reputation for service and quality as well as a string of awards, with both managing director and production manager winning awards in ‘The Top Manufacturers 100’.

Jackie Royall, CEO of Viscose Closures, says:

“We are very excited about releasing our new video showing the product decomposing harmlessly in soil. We are really trying to raise the profile of Viscose as our product is perfectly positioned for the current #plasticfree movement and we really want the world to know!”

Viscose Viskrings deliver a perfect plastic free tamper seal solution which literally doesn’t cost the earth.”