Wesel, 9th April 2024 – ACTEGA, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, has announced its participation in drupa (28 May - 7 June 2024, Dusseldorf, Germany). ACTEGA experts will be based at various touchpoints across the show to present the company’s extensive range of product and technology solutions developed for printers and converters seeking more sustainable solutions and high-value finishing options. ACTEGA representatives will be located on numerous partner company stands and in the Touchpoint Packaging Forum (Hall 3, stand B31), showcasing the benefits of its latest barrier coatings, high-quality finishing solutions, coatings for digital printing and its pioneering mindful metallization technology, ECOLEAF. A full list of where visitors can meet ACTEGA at drupa can be found here .

Jan Franz Allerkamp, Head of Business Line Paper & Board, ACTEGA, said, "The ACTEGA team will be exactly where they're needed at drupa 2024 – strategically positioned at various touchpoints, around almost every corner of the show. Our experts will provide visitors with all of the latest information about our comprehensive product lines, providing access to our industry expertise, technical and regulatory know-how throughout the event.”

ACTEGA to bring its sustainable solutions and high-value effects to almost every corner of drupa

Drupa visitors can explore ACTEGA’s portfolio of water-based barrier coatings, designed to meet the rigorous demands of the packaging industry without compromising on quality or performance. Meticulously engineered with sustainability in mind and to protect against internal and external substances, such as fat, water, vapor and more, ACTEGA’s barrier coatings ensure that packaging retains its structural integrity and aesthetic appeal throughout its lifecycle. ACTEGA’s barrier coatings are used for various applications, including baking and food trays, soap boxes, and fast-food packaging. With a tailored approach to customer service and support, ACTEGA will demonstrate the versatility of its barrier coatings, offering an insight into what is achievable for printers, packaging and paper converters looking for a way to increase their products’ sustainability.

Markus Locher, Global Manager Barrier & Sustainable Packaging Solutions Paper & Board, ACTEGA, commented, “We're excited to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of our ACTGreen® Barrier Coatings at Drupa, designed to provide exceptional protection for a wide range of packaging materials. Addressing today's consumer trends, our barrier coatings prioritize sustainability. Choosing the ideal barrier coating can be challenging, but our team will be ready to assist visitors with any queries. Whether it's for food packaging or other applications, we have the expertise and knowledge to help our customers find the perfect solution.”

ACTEGA will also spotlight its high-value finishing portfolio, promising to captivate attendees with an array of high-quality effects. Among the inspiring samples showcased will be examples of the stunning effects achievable with UV coatings, metallic effects, drip-off applications, and tactile haptic solutions.

ACTEGA will also display its coatings developed specifically for digital printed applications in live demonstrations at its partner’s stand.

ACTEGA to take the Touchpoint Packaging stage to address the latest sustainability challenges

ACTEGA will participate in the innovative drupa platform, Touchpoint Packaging, where major stakeholders in the industry come together to engage in insightful discussions around the future of packaging. ACTEGA's sessions will highlight ECOLEAF – a ground-breaking sustainable metallization technology for labels and packaging. Paolo Grasso, Sales Director at ACTEGA for ECOLEAF, will be sharing insights about the technology on Thursday, 30th of May at 11.00 am CET, focusing on the technology’s potential to reduce the carbon footprint of the metallization process by over 50% compared to traditional methods. Setting a new sustainability standard of metallization embellishment that does not compromise on quality, cosmetics and personal care brands, among many others, are already excited about the potential of this new solution.

ACTEGA's Head of Sustainability, Dennis Siepmann, will also speak on the topic of "Towards a More Sustainable Future”. Siepmann will address the pressing need for sustainability across the packaging supply chain and ACTEGA’s contributions to a greener future on Wednesday, May 29th at 11.45 am CET.

"To us, sustainability is the key driver for innovation and new product development. We focus on developing sustainability-driven solutions and products targeting downstream stages of the value chain that can make the world a little bluer. Our team looks forward to welcoming visitors to our various touchpoints across the show and inviting them to discover how we can empower them to achieve their goals. We’re confident that our demonstrations, range of high-quality, high-impact samples and expert talks will provide valuable insights for the attendees of the drupa,” concluded Jan Franz Allerkamp.

For more information on ACTEGA's presence at Drupa and its extensive range of products, please visit .


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, beverage, 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.