ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants

ACTEGA Heat Seal Lacquers

How the packaging industry is tackling current and future demands on the market

Coatings for food packaging have to ensure the optimum interplay between appearance, processability, and safety for both consumers and the environment. Convenience (user-friendly handling) is also a major factor.

The appearance of packaging not only heavily influences consumers’ purchasing behavior, but must also reflect the marketing of the brand owner, i.e. the end customer. However, another key consideration besides how coatings can be used to customize the look of packaging is how they can best be modified to suit the converter’s machinery and thus ensure impeccable processing.

The finished packaging must also protect the contents against oxygen, light, and bacteria. The market faces major challenges when it comes to ruling out any adverse health (migration of chemical substances into the contents) and environmental effects of packaging coatings. Factors such as direct contact with food and compliance with food regulations are the primary considerations in developing safe product solutions.

As convenience is also a major consideration on the packaging market, food packaging has to be user-friendly and easy to handle. Cheese packaging that’s a struggle to open or yogurt pot lids that rip as they’re peeled off go against the current convenience mindset.

ACTEGA Rhenania has decades of experience in developing and manufacturing coatings for food packaging, and supplies heat seal lacquers (HSLs) for many applications. Whether for sealing blisters, lids, portion packaging (including pet food), or other wrappings, ACTEGA offers safe and user-friendly options.

ACTEGA heat seal lacquers are available worldwide, are suitable for use with all the usual sealing counterparts, and comply with the statutory food regulations in each country. They are processed using coil or sheet coating techniques.

The ACTEGA field sales force is highly trained and provides global technical support, including on-site support, for developing customized product solutions for both converters and end customers.

New-generation HSLs

State-of-the-art, high-speed filling machines present new challenges for HSLs.

The operating speeds of state-of-the-art filling plants have increased considerably in the space of just a few years. The new heat seal lacquers have to withstand this increased throughput rate by providing the same performance at a lower sealing temperature and in less time. Today’s faster machines also call for an optimal coefficient of friction (COF). ACTEGA heat seal lacquers can be relied on to meet these requirements.

Frequently asked questions:

Yes – ACTEGA supplies products that are specially designed for use in printing presses.

Not being able to process lids smoothly in a machine is a problem that costs manufacturers a lot of time and money. If lids get stuck together, they won’t always come apart again during the filling process. Spacer coating, which is applied to the inside surface of the lid (e.g. in the form of small dots, as shown in the picture below), improves the infeed rate and flow of lids into the plant.

The advantage to printing a spacer heat seal lacquer onto the inside surface of the lids – as opposed to embossing – is that it leaves no visible trace on the outer surface of the lid (an embossed pattern would show through), so it doesn’t interfere with the printed design.

Spacer coatings on the inside make lids easier to process in the filling plant.

ACTEGA offers a wide selection of pigments that are certified for use with foods. This means that even colored heat seal lacquers meet statutory food safety requirements.

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All ACTEGA heat seal lacquers are available worldwide.

  • Extremely good seal strength starting at low sealing temperatures 120°C
  • BPA-Ni
  • Visible footprint
  • Easy to handle
  • Excellent performance / price ratio



Technical Information
Substrate:90 µm non-chromated foil
Average coat weight:9g / m²
Upper jaw:130 °C covered with Teflon
Lower Jaw:130 °C covered with Teflon
Sealing time:1 second 600N forc

ACTEGA Rhenania develops and manufactures coatings and adhesives for food, pet food, and pharmaceuticals packaging. ACTEGA Rhenania specializes in products intended for direct contact with food and in pigmented product solutions in an almost unlimited range of colors.

ACTEseal® covers a wide range of heat seal lacquers –  whether aqueous or solvent-based, transparent or colored. ACTEGA provides customized product solutions to suit the packaging contents and plants in question.

ACTEGA’s products comply with the following food regulations:

  • FDA 175.105
  • FDA 175.300
  • EU 10/2011/EC
  • Swiss Ordinance SR.817.023.21
  • China GB 9685-2016
  • BPA-NI
  • PVC-free / containing PVC
  • Nonylphenol-free
  • High solids content
  • Block-resistant
  • Good hot-tack properties
  • For food, pet food, and pharmaceutical packaging
  • Approved for use with food
  • Approved for use with pharmaceuticals
  • Aqueous
  • Solvent-based
  • Transparent
  • Colored
  • Heat-seal
  • Low-temperature seal (LTS)
  • Easy-peel
  • Sterilizable
  • Suitable for use in microwaves and ovens
  • Highly tear-resistant
  • Highly puncture-resistant
Liddings

Liddings

Typical applications of liddings refer to yoghurts, bottles or fresh meat. Particular demands are made on dairy products with regard to taste, freshness and natural appeal.

Product finder – your requirements

Please choose your requirements from the drop-down menu and see what we can offer you.

Our products for your requirements

Do you have further questions or need more information? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Product Characteristics Process Contact TDS
ACTEseal® HM-026
Spacer lacquer for joghurt lids, opaque, mat
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SL-819-N
Primer for Heat Seal Lacquer on aluminium, clear, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SC-245-1463
Retortable, highly heat pressure resistant, imprintable with 2 component gravure & Flexo-inks, deep-drawn, gold, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® CM-002-AC
Non-retortable, substrate pretreatment necessary, deep-drawable, clear, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® CM-320 series
Deep-drawable, glossy, good adhesion for critical aluminum-alloys, different colorshades available
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-140-0498 W
heat pressure resistant, low drying temperature, imprintable with flexo-, gravure- and uv-inks, clear, glossy
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-140-0504
heat pressure resistant, imprintable with flexo-, gravure- and uv-inks, non direct food contact, clear, glossy
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HS-800-F8
For coated tinplate
Roller-Coating ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HS-700-TR-90
good hot-tack and filling good resistance, BPA-NI, matt
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEbond® ASB-203-series / ACTEbond® ASB-905-series
colored adhesive, colored version of corresponding clear adhesives
Gravure
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-170-E1
Good resistance to aggressive fillings, retortable, universal sealing, only for PET-substrate
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SL-819 series
OPV, Heat pressure resistant, clear, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-140 series
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-535 series
Moderate hot tack and resistance to aggressive fillings, suitable for machines with low drying capacity, opaque, non fatty
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-147-G
High seal strength at low temperature to itself and APET, opaque
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HM-150-0316
High resistance to aggressive fillings, opaque, suitable for hard foil
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-164-1
Economic, standard performance, no skinning at high coat weight, only for Paper/PET substrate
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® CM-002-AC
Non-retortable, substrate pretreatment necessary, deep-drawable, clear, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® HM-630-0309
Primer for HSL
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
TERRAFLEX-F Special Coating G 11/125 heat resistant
transparency, adjusted slip angle
Flexo
Gravure
ACTEGA Terra PDF
TERRAFLEX-F Special Coating G 11/131 Z
high surface slip
Flexo ACTEGA Terra PDF
TERRAFLEX Primer G 16/305
transparency, printability
Flexo
Gravure
ACTEGA Terra PDF
ACTEcoat® SL-819-V
heat pressure resistant, UV- and laser imprintable, clear, glossy, BPA-NI
Roller-Coating ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SL-819-DW
suitable for printing lines pmt~100°c, heat pressure resistant, clear, glossy
Flexo
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SL-819-DWA
catalyst zu-322 required, 2 pack version of SL-819-DW, clear, glossy
Flexo
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SC-320-0438
BPA-NI, heat pressure resistant, pasteurisable, clear, glossy
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-140-0371
heat pressure resistant, imprintable with flexo-, gravure- and uv-inks, clear, glossy
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-140-0490
highly heat pressure resistant, imprintable with flexo-, gravure- and uv-inks, clear, glossy
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-001-0277
heat pressure resistant, imprintable with flexo-, gravure- and UV-inks, clear, glossy, waterbased
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SC-240-1354
Retortable, highly heat pressure resistant, imprintable with 2 component gravure & flexo inks, deep-drawable, gold, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SC-320-Series
Deep-drawable, retortable, glossy, improved adhesion for critical aluminum-alloys, light packages e.g. pet food body, different colorshades available
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SW-001-1497
sterilisation resistant, highly heat pressure resistant; imprintable with 2 component gravure and flexo inks, <5% voc, colorshades available, gold, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® EB-2657-A
Non-retortable, for non preteated aluminum, deep-drawable, white, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® CM-291-series
Sealable to mylar-film, deep-drawable, glossy, improved adhesion for critical aluminum-alloys, light packages e.g. menutrays, different colorshades available
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® CM-251-W133
Non-retortable, for non preteated aluminum, high solids, deep-drawable, white, glossy, different colorshades available
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEbond® ASB-203-series / ACTEbond® ASB-905-series
Colored versions of corresponding clear adhesives
Gravure
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HS-346
excellent hot-tack, filling good resistance, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HS-356-N
excellent hot-tack, filling good resistance, PVC-non intent, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-451-2
pecial type for coffee pads (PP), suitable for maschines with low drying capacity, PVC-free, BPA- and Butylacetate-NI, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HM-170-E60
good hot-tack and filling good resistance, BPA-NI and PVC-free, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-174
high seal strength, contains PVC, especially for Alu/PET, BPA-NI, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-158
low-medium seal performance, higher solid content, better hot-tack than hm-395-0227, pvc-free, BPA-NI, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-150
high seal strength to itself and APET, PVC-free, BPA-NI, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-176-1
for nearly transparent /translucent lids, PVC-free, BPA-NI, clear
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-500-HV
needs corona treatment, PVC-free, BPA-NI, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HSC-538-4-4
Universal, excellent seal to PE, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HM-050
standard heat seal coating, contains PVC, BPA-NI, opaque
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HM-150-0316M
high filling good resistance, PVC-free, BPA-NI, opaque
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® TN-111-F
sterilization-resistant, requires high PMT, high boiling solvent, opaque
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HM-320-0470
sterilization-resistant, requires high PMT, BPA-NI, high boiling solvents, opaque
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® SL-958
primer for sl-958, contains pvc, bpa non intent
Gravure
Offline Coating Machine
Roller-Coating
ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEseal® HM-660-0376
Retortable, clear, glossy
Gravure ACTEGA Rhenania
ACTEcoat® K-9007-30
exterior basecoat, epoxy-phenol, for 2 component, flexo and gravure Inks
Roller-Coating ACTEGA Rhenania