VIP to Remain Open for Business

Following the Government announcement that we will be going into a second national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, VIP want to reassure our customers that we will remain open for business in line with the guidance for Construction & Manufacturing industries,.

Our production teams will continue to adhere to all the social distancing and hygiene protocols and certain support staff will work remotely to ensure service continues as normal.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean


Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP to Have a Phased Approach to Factory Opening

VIP have been working hard over the past few weeks to enable us to restart production whilst ensuring the health and wellbeing of our colleagues.

As from 4th May, there will be a phased approach to increase production to meet our customers’ requirements but continuing to operate within the Government guidelines.

We will continue to monitor the situation and increase staff and production accordingly.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

VIP-Polymers wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean


Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP-Polymers extend closure until 4th May – COVID-19 Corona Virus

Further to recent updates, the COVID-19 situation changes by the hour and our primary consideration is the health & safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

With the increasing sad loss of life, everyone at VIP are naturally worried about the speed of the pandemic.

Therefore, we took the difficult decision to temporary shutdown the business.

As the situation is unchanged we have taken the decision to extend our shutdown and plan to reopen on Monday 4th May.

However, as a result of emergency requests from critical utility sectors, we now have a skeleton staff who will be handling any enquiries.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

VIP-Polymers wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean

Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP-Polymers to close until 20th April – COVID-19 Corona Virus

Further to recent updates, the COVID-19 situation changes by the hour and our primary consideration is the health & safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

Overnight, with the increasing sad loss of life, everyone at VIP are naturally worried about the speed of the pandemic.

Therefore, as a matter of urgency, we have taken the difficult decision to plan a shutdown and the business will temporary close from this evening (27th March) and re-open Monday 20th April.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

VIP-Polymers wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean

Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP COVID-19 Corona Virus Statement 25.03.20

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP Polymer’s primary consideration is the health and safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP Polymer’s primary consideration is the health and safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement

In the light of recent developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to reassure our customers that our plan is to continue to operate all of our services as normal, within the restrictions and advice provided by the government.

As you would expect, we are taking this matter extremely seriously.

We have already implemented enhanced hygiene and visitor policies throughout our offices and have and agreed a remote working plan which is part of our Business Continuity Plan, if required, for all senior members of staff.

A number of our staff already work from home, or remotely, on a regular basis and all of our IT systems and software allow us to roll out a full home working procedure to all key members of staff.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

We have contacted all our raw material suppliers and discussed the continuity of supply, which currently there seems to be no issues

Unless advised otherwise, we plan to carry out all of our commitments for orders.

During any developments over the next few weeks we will keep you informed and continue to update our website and will post further updates on our social media channels, which are detailed below:

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VIP bring innovation to the USA

VIP-Polymers Ltd is bringing innovation to the upcoming RETC2019 exhibition which runs 16th-19th June with their patented Cast-in tunnel segment gaskets.

The compliant compressible corner technology has been used on a number of tunnelling projects since its launch in 2016, the most recent being the Thames Tideway wastewater tunnel in London, UK and has recently achieved nuclear compliance for the intake and outfall tunnels on the Hinckley Point C nuclear power station, also located in the UK.

The innovative design delivers consistent load performance along the entire perimeter of the gasket, greatly reducing risk of segment cracking during installation.

Matthew Levitt, VIP Technical Business Development Manager, said: “Our decision to enter the tunnelling market was driven by the desire to improve on common gasket manufacturing processes that created solid gasket corners which lead to corner point loading, often the cause of cracked and damaged segments.

“RETC2019 is the first time VIP have exhibited in the USA since WTC2016 prior to its launch and is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate to tunnelling professionals in the USA how the technology works and the benefits it can bring in terms of reducing the need for post installation repairs and the associated costs and delays they can bring.”

Along with their Cast-in gaskets, VIP will also exhibit their Glued-in and Hydrophilic profiles as well as a bespoke design service that they are able to offer clients.

Commenting on the service, Matthew Levitt explains: “VIP recognise that every tunnelling project is different and has its own unique sealing requirements.

For our most recent bespoke design, on the Mumbai Metro tunnel, we created a Glued-in profile which could maintain the working pressures at extended gasket offsets as the tunnel passed under a river while utilising the existing 24mm segment groove which used one of our standard Glued-in profiles for the remainder of the tunnel.”

VIP’s services don’t just stop at gasket manufacture and supply, which is one of the things they are keen to talk about with visitors during the exhibition.

Luke Nethercot, VIP Business Manager – Tunnels & Rail said: “We believe that VIP are more than just a gasket manufacturer and see ourselves as a sealing partner in tunnelling.”

“Our service and products are providing more than sealing solutions for tunnels. We pride ourselves on providing expert advice every step of the project from gasket design, to product training and installation.”

You can visit VIP on stand 937.

VIP to exhibit at the No-Dig Roadshow

VIP will be exhibiting at 2 events on the 2019 No-Dig Roadshow. The events, aimed at those involved or interested in trenchless technology comprise of technical seminars with a program full of presentations on the latest techniques along with case study papers, compiled by the UKSTT.

It’s also a great opportunity for those involved in the trenchless industry to network with suppliers and peers alike.The first stop on the tour is at Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on March the 14th with the second venue in Glasgow on June 6th (venue TBC).

VIP will be showcasing the VIP-Weco no-dig repair seal at both events. VIP’s manned entry mechanical repair seal has been used worldwide for the trenchless rehabilitation of pipes and sewers for industrial water, drinking water, waste water and fuel and gas.

Manufactured from EPDM or Nitrile rubber, VIP-Weco is available in a number of configurations which allows it to withstand internal pressures up to 20 bar and external up to 2 bar.

With installation times under an hour per seal, VIP-Weco is available in sizes up to DN3500 and is suitable for all pipe materials, making it the ultimate trenchless repair seal.

Attending the exhibition will be Paul Green and Jim Shaw, Business Development Director and Manager respectively for VIP.

Speaking of the upcoming events, Jim Shaw said, “the VIP-Weco is the perfect repair seal in instances where there is localised damage or where ground movement has caused pipe joints to separate.

The versatility of the seal means it can be used for a wide range of applications and its ease of use makes it the perfect choice for installation in manned entry situations and also as a liner end seal.

Attending the roadshows allows those involved in the industry to get a close-up look at the product and find out how it can be used for any upcoming projects they may have.”

You can visit VIP on stand 41. For more information or to book your ticket, visit the No-Dig Live website.

VIP launch German VIPSeal® website

VIP Polymers Ltd has launched a dedicated German language website to promote its VIPSeal® range of flexible pipe couplings.

The bespoke website was developed to support the VIPSeal® distribution centre based in Germany and reflects the growing demand for VIPSeal® products in Germany and other German-speaking territories on the Continent.

VIP Commercial Director Jon Crean said: “The launch of our new German VIPSeal® website reflects our plans and supports our German distribution centre.

In particular, it reflects the growing number of customers our VIPSeal® range is attracting in Germany.

As in the UK, German stockists value the opportunity to promote the high quality of VIPSeal® couplings, backed by the assurance that comes from the product being designed, tested, and manufactured to global standards by a single supplier.

We have designed our German language website to be a valuable marketing resource for our growing network of stockists in Germany and other German-speaking areas.

It will also allow us to promote the benefits of VIPSeal® pipe couplings directly to end-use customers, and help us put them in touch with local agents who can supply them quickly and efficiently with our products.”

VIPSeal® flexible couplings are designed for joining and repairing low-pressure and non-pressured pipes of any material and size combination.

VIP has end-to-end control of VIPSeal® product design and manufacture, a process that drives high levels of innovation, and underpins its adherence to exacting industry standards.

All VIPSeal® couplings are designed and manufactured by VIP in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK, using high quality rubber formulated and compounded on the same site.

The new German-language website showcases all couplings available in the VIPSeal® range including VIPSealChem.

The distinctive green VIPSealChem flexible couplings are manufactured to and designed to the requirements of both EN681-1 & EN682 and tested to EN295-4, and can be fitted in precisely the same way as standard VIPSeal® couplings, overcoming significant installation limitations found with other chemical resistant seals currently on the market.

To view the new German language VIPSeal® website go to www.vipseal.de

VIP continues support for Dreamdrops

In lieu of sending out Christmas cards to customers and suppliers this Christmas, VIP made a donation to the local children’s charity Dreamdrops, who fundraise for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s Holly Ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Hinchingbrooke Hospital as well as supporting the Trust’s community children’s services in and around the Huntingdon area.

Dreamdrops was set up with the aim of raising money to buy all those little, and large, extras that are not covered by NHS public funds but which make a hospital stay more comfortable, or less stressful, for children and their families.

Dreamdrops are currently fundraising to provide a ‘Calm Room’ in the Children’s Outpatients Reception, a portable 3D Pain Distraction Unit for children admitted to A&E as well as other items including toys and books to be used within the wards and for nursing in the community.

VIP is committed to supporting and developing the local community and Dreamdrops is a local charity that makes a real difference to children’s lives at a time when they need it most.

Dreamdrops Chairman, Anne-Marie Hamilton said “It really is so kind of everyone at VIP-Polymers to think of us again, this year. Thank you all very much. Being supported in this way by a local company means a great deal to us.”

To find out more about the charity or to make a donation, visit their site dreamdropschildrenscharity.org