Project Description


Viskase, PTS and the food service industry

From its inception as the inventor of cellulosic casings to partner in the present complex international processed meat trade, Viskase has remained the industry’s leading provider of casing and packaging of food products for 90 years. Viskase manages a global sales and distribution network that reaches virtually all nations of the globe and employs over 2,000 personnel.

PTS was contracted by Viskase and took on the role of Owner’s Representative for design and build ofthe latter’s new manufacturing facility located northwest of Manila, in the province of Pampanga. The project was completed in 18 months, from conceptualization to commissioning. The 8,000 sqm building was constructed on a land area of approximately 40,000 sqm and was designed to use a portal frame steel structure with Plaswalls.

The technology behind the production process is very advanced and highly confidential, and since the factory is producing perishable consumable products, it requires constant humidity and temperature control in combination with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration to achieve the highest level of food hygiene standards. Both walls and ceilings are insulated to improve the overall energy efficiency. The facility contains a laboratory and office areas that are architecturally appealing.

Other services that PTS provided in this project were project management, environmental & unexploded ordnance (UXO) investigations, contract management, procurement services and documentation.

Viskase Factory
Client Viskase