Viskase Companies, Inc. is a producer of non-edible cellulosic and plastic casings, and specialty plastic bags used to prepare and package processed meat products, and provides value-added support services relating to these products, for global consumer products companies. The Company’s primary product, artificial casings, is used for preparing processed meats, such as hot dogs, sausages and deli meats. It customizes nearly all of its casings for use in a specific customer’s processing plant. The Company participates in the small-diameter cellulosic, fibrous and plastic casings market. Its main product lines are NOJAX casings, fibrous casings, and VISFLEX, VISMAX and VISLON plastic casings. It also makes plastic barrier bags, other specialty plastics products for food suppliers, membranes for laboratory dialysis and battery separators. As of December 31, 2006, the Company operated eight manufacturing facilities and eight distribution centers in North America, Europe and South America.
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