FoodSafe Coatings

Certified water-based coatings for the direct food contact

  • Characterized by low migration. FoodSafe falls below the global migration limit of 60 mg/kg (EU cube model).
  • Tested by accredited testing laboratories and certified for the direct contact to dry and fat-containing foodstuffs.
  • Compliant to the Swiss Ordinance. Coatings only contain those raw materials that are specified in the positive list
    (SR 817.023.21)

FoodSafe combines all requirements that are currently made on water-based coatings for legally compliant food packaging.



The analysis, if an overall packaging is suitable for the designated filling good, rests upon the responsibility of those who bring this packaging into circulation. This includes the appropriate choice of raw materials as these products must correspond to established specifications and applicable law.

FoodSafe printers fulfil their customer’s strict requirements. They focus on the highest security level with regard to varnishing (legal focus: EU, Switzerland).


ACTEGA has had more than 25 overprint varnishes of the FoodSafe series assessed against the criteria of the Material Health category in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard and was awarded a Gold level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. This certificate serves as additional proof of material health, product safety and ecological quality of FoodSafe coatings.

​​​​​​​Here you can download our certificate, discover the coatings certified and learn more about the Material Health Certification.

With FoodSafe, we offer our customers both tested and certified coating quality.

DR. HANS-MICHAEL LENZ Head of QC, Environment and Product Safety

Discover our measures for your highest safety

Measures at ACTEGA for the legally compliant varnishing of food packaging

Raw materials
  • Use of highly purified raw materials
  • Extensive quality controls of raw material batches
  • Regular analysis of raw materials by accredited testing laboratories
  • Regular analysis by internal analytics

  • Storage and production in high-quality steel tanks
  • Automated production with additional filtration
  • Independently certified hygiene management according to HACCP
  • Certified systems according to ISO 9001 and 14001

  • Extensive quality controls of coating batches
  • Regular analysis of coatings by accredited testing laboratories
  • Certifications by accredited testing laboratories
  • Reference samples of each batch

Security & Consultation
  • Highly qualified department for product safety
  • Extensive know how with regard to food law, packaging law and chemical law

Product brochure

Find out more about the broad product portfolio and how you can use ACTEGA FoodSafe to fulfill applicable food
​​​​​​​packaging regulations.