Creativity and innovation since 1973
Our company is the leading manufacturer of waste bags, like biodegradable bags, differentiated waste sacks and scented bags, both domestic and professional use.
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Virosac also manufactures a wide range of products for the kitchen, for food storage and household cleaning, like fridge freezer bags, vacuum sealer bags, food grade plastic wrap and aluminum foil, garment dust covers and multipurpose sheets.
Our business was set up in 1973 as a result of the hard work of Graziano Virago and Giorgio Rossetto, the two company founders who were outstandingly forward-thinking in their understanding of how the world itself was changing. That was the era of the dawn of new technologies, like freezers, and with them new habits, like shopping at supermarkets. That gave rise to the need for food storage and waste management.
We produce more than 1.5 billion bags a year and employ over 110 people. We have remained true to the town that saw our company grow and prosper, Pederobba, in Treviso province, and also to our mission: to simplify the daily life of consumers with technologically-advanced products that respect the environment. Our philosophy is actually what keeps us by your side all day long.
Creativity and innovation have always been our trademark. We have put minor and major innovation in waste bags on supermarket shelves, capable of making the daily lives of consumers easier in so many ways.
Nowadays the Virosac range is highly diversified and very significant. There’s the special drawstring tie to close waste bags, adhesive to make bags stick to the bin properly, handles to transport the bag, a non-drip seal to stop liquid dripping from the bottom and even new varieties of scented waste bags.
These are all highly successful innovations and patents because they meet, or even actually anticipate consumer needs.
We know how important respect for the environment is. This profound awareness was the starting point from where Virosac conducted new studies on products which allowed us to obtain the first Novamont license for manufacture of the new Bio line, which was Italy’s top-selling branded product line in 2016 (Nielsen data).
A new shareholding structure is being applied.
The company is being bought out 100% by Orienta partners, with a view to strengthening market position.
Introduction of the innovative fridge storage bag that absorbs moisture to keep fruit and veg fresh for longer
New line of scented waste bags made using 80% recycled plastic
Virosac hired its 100th employee.
Two major financial shareholders joined the firm to drive development forward and boost capacity. The founders, Virago and Rossetto, stayed on as minority shareholders.
Incentives for employees’ bright ideas
Virosac signed an innovative agreement with its employees, based on the contribution made by individuals’ bright ideas seen to boost company success.
Virosac patented the Guanto Palmato disposable glove for use in supermarket fruit & veg sections and service stations. Its special dispenser system means that you don’t take more gloves than you need.
In October 2005 we started moving our manufacturing systems into the new facility which became operational in 2006.
We signed an agreement with Legambiente, Italy’s environmental agency with the widest national presence, whose environmental protection projects we have supported for years, participating in active volunteering initiatives like the “Spiagge e Fondali Puliti” beach cleaning days.
Market launch of the Stopsac PATENT product, an exclusive sticky label that sticks the bag to the bin so it doesn’t slip down
Industrialisation of Lacciosac
Lacciosac, a Graziano Virago product invention, patented by Virosac, went on the market.
Biopratico & Biolaccio
Biopratico & Biolaccio: Introduction of two biodegradable and compostable products with handles and patented drawstring
Production of all food contact plastic bag lines starts
Virosac began manufacturing Mater-Bi, using biodegradable plastics, for which it holds license no.1, issued by Novamont S.p.A., the Novara-based chemical company who created this family of bioplastics.
Change the tipology of the company
Virosac became a Limited Liability Company.
New Virosac trademark
A well-known Italian designer/illustrator added a jolly red knight into the Virosac trademark for us. His name is Sir Viro.
Sacco Pratico Viola
Virosac launched the Sacco Pratico Viola which immediately became a mainstay in the company product range, making Virosac Europe’s first pull-out handle bag manufacturer.
A move to Pederobba
Although remaining in Treviso province, the company moved its facility to Pederobba on 21st May.
Virosac S.N.C. incorporated
Virosac S.n.c was incorporated on 4th July. It hired its first three employees, reaching five by the end of the year.
The first price list
The first price list was created.
The founding of Virosac
Virosac S.a.s. was founded by Graziano Virago and Giorgio Rossetto in Cavaso del Tomba, Treviso province, at the foot of Monte Tomba (Monte Grappa Massif).