ACTEGA to showcase extensive range of products and solutions for sustainable print and packaging at Interpack 2023

• Brand new ACTEseal® PVC-Free Heat-seal Lacquers for Coffee Capsules to be launched at the show.

• Sustainablility in the spotlight – ACTEGA to bring products developed with sustainable packaging production in mind, including ACTGreen® Barrier Coatings and ACTGreen® Sustainable Coatings.

• ACTEGA’s comprehensive array of products designed for high-quality, high impact label applications sure to inspire visitors.

Wesel, March 29, 2023 – ACTEGA, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, will bring its wide ranging product portfolio of innovative, sustainable solutions to Interpack (Hall 8A, D30). The exciting Interpack product line-up includes new ACTEseal® PVC-free heat-seal lacquers for coffee capsules, GALACRYL® UV DualCure soft touch coatings for tubes, ACTGreen® Barrier Coatings, WESSCO® POLAR UV silver coatings and more. With these latest products and many other innovations on show, ACTEGA will demonstrate how customers can offer cutting-edge products that also help meet brands’ environmental supply chain goals.

Introducing ACTEseal® PVC-free heat-seal lacquers at Interpack
The launch of the new ACTEseal® heat-seal lacquers marks a major step forward in both sustainability and convenience for the coffee capsule market. The new heat-seal lacquers eliminate the need to use coatings containing PVC, which are harder to recycle and increasingly subject to regulatory restrictions. The innovative heat-seal lacquers were developed specifically for coffee capsules and passed a comprehensive series of tests to be ready for the market today.

Stefan Brandhoff, Head of Sales Flexibles EMEA, said, “After several years of research and development we’re proud to introduce our new ACTEseal® PVC-free heat-seal lacquers, which dramatically improve the recyclability of aluminum coffee capsules. We believe that our solution will become an industry standard and set the bar for responsible packaging.”

Revealing sustainable solutions, functionality and a high-quality finishing: ACTGreen®, WESSCO® POLAR UV silver coatings, GALACRYL® UV DualCure soft touch coatings and ACTEcoat® effect coatings
ACTEGA’s Interpack stand will showcase the latest product advances designed to support the company’s quest for a more sustainable future for the industry.
ACTGreen® Sustainable Coatings, water-based overprint varnishes partly based on a mix of internally reused as well as conventional and bio-based materials formulated for use on folding cartons, publications, and commercial prints, and ACTGreen® Barrier Coatings, a range of advanced water-based barrier coatings and next-generation thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) dispersions have been formulated with sustainability in mind – representing a significant step forward in eco-friendly packaging.

In addition, ACTEGA offers WESSCO® POLAR UV silver coatings, an excellent economical alternative to metallized board and hot or cold foil stamping. The highly reflective, brilliantly glossy surfaces are comparable in effect. Moreover, the coatings offer greater flexibility, efficiency, and improved sustainability.

“Recent years have presented many challenges for the industry. The added pressure of improving sustainability across the packaging supply chain is yet another challenge, but absolutely necessary. Therefore, our focus at Interpack will reflect exactly what ACTEGA stands for – bringing innovative products to the market that make a real contribution to sustainability and that are able to ‘make the world a little bluer.’” Added Timo Kondziela, Global Head of Marketing, ACTEGA.

ACTEGA’s GALACRYL® UV DualCure soft touch coatings for tubes, for example, offer a unique combination of aesthetic appeal and high functional performance. This cutting-edge water-based coating creates a soft-touch feel and eye-catching haptic effect while remaining resistant to scratches and abrasions – an ideal choice for the cosmetic industry.

The ACTEcoat® range of effect coatings will also be showcased at Interpack. This range provides a variety of high-quality, scratch- and chemical-resistant matt, glossy, and paper-touch finishes in both matt and transparent settings, allowing for enhanced brand recognition through an elevated packaging appearance.

Unlock New Opportunities with ACTEGA’s portfolio for coatings, inks, and adhesives for Labels
Interpack visitors also have a chance to explore ACTEGA’s range of coatings, inks, and adhesives for labels sleeve end-use applications such as beverage, food, health and personal care, pharma, household chemicals, and industrial chemicals. These include products for shrink sleeve applications, LED coatings for self-adhesive labels, water-based coatings for in-mold label applications, a range of coatings for low migration applications, and opaque whites.

At the show, visitors will also have the opportunity to see the latest samples of ACTEGA’s pioneering ECOLEAF technology – a sustainable, foil-less solution for metallic decoration.

“We look forward to meeting all our customers and partners at Interpack 2023 and inviting them to discover how we can empower them to achieve their goals. With abundant information available, visitors will leave inspired and energized by the endless possibilities they can accomplish with ACTEGA's products,” concluded Timo Kondziela.

Visit the ACTEGA booth at Interpack to learn more and pick up various printed samples from different applications. Visitors can also discover the current well-known ACTEGA wall calendar and take home all the motifs in a small format.

ACTEGA is a division of the internationally operating specialty chemicals group ALTANA. With production facilities in Europe, North and South America and China, ACTEGA develops, produces and distributes specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds with a focus on the packaging industry. Following the motto "Packed with Expertise", ACTEGA does not only offer technically sophisticated product solutions, but also meets the high safety standards of the food, beverages, pharmaceutical and toy industries. Whether for flexible and metal packaging, folding cartons or labels, products by ACTEGA provide packaging with a high-quality appearance and innovative functionalities.