Water-based Barrier Coatings

Protection for your packaging

Water-based barrier coatings seal the substrate surface and protect the packaging from external and internal influences. The packaging remains attractive and can fulfil its functionality without restrictions. Depending on the product, our barrier coatings offer adequate protection against fat, water, water vapor, dairy products, alcohol, oil or alkali for the lifetime of the packaging. Due to their versatility, they are used for a wide range of applications. Barrier coatings are available for packaging converters and printers or the paper industry.

Discover ACTGreen® Barrier Coatings. Please contact us for detailed information or a product recommendation.​​​​​



Barrier coatings are highly specialized systems. Mostly, the barrier effect depends on the filling material, the substrate used and the application weight. In order to be able to make the right recommendation, information on the printing process, substrate, finishing and final packaging is necessary. Since the entire production process is decisive, ACTEGA does not only carry out standardized test methods in advance, but also those tests that are tailored to the individual customer. Overall, ACTEGA relies on a close cooperation with customers and partners. The aim is to jointly and continuously optimize and further develop the technology of barrier coatings for packaging. 

Water-based barrier coatings that work

BARRIER EFFECTSDepending on the product, barrier coatings from ACTEGA build up an adequate barrier effect against: 
  • Water
  • Water vapor
  • Oil
  • Fat (vegetable fat, synthetic fat, animal fat) 
  • Alcohol
  • Alkaline and acidic liquids
  • Dairy products
Coatings are available both for the interior and exterior use.

  • Fast food packaging, packaging for frozen food, microwave and oven packaging  
  • Menu trays, fruit and vegetable trays 
  • Ice cream cups & cones 
  • Drinking cups for hot and cold drinks 
  • Chocolate wrappers 
  • Bakery products 
  • Prepared meals/salads/sandwiches
  • Pet food
  • Detergents 
  • Paper plates 

COATING PROPERTIESDepending on the product, our barrier coatings show further valuable characteristics: 
  • Visual appearance (glossy, neutral, satin, matt)
  • Heat sealability
  • Release properties
  • High wet block resistance
  • High scuff resistance
  • Heat resistance
  • Recyclability
  • Food law compliance according to region
There are barrier coatings available for various processes. This includes:
  • Sheet-fed offset 
  • Flexo printing
  • Gravure printing
  • Range of coaters (roller, spray, curtain, slot die, rod, blade, air knife, knife over roll coater) 

Please contact us for your detailed product recommendation