Protective and heat seal coatings for POE membranes

Safe protection for dry products

Compared to other opening methods, peel-off ends (POE) fulfill the same barrier properties as conventional easy-open ends (EOE), but are characterized by a high level of user-friendliness and minimize the risk of injury when opening. At the same time, they are a more sustainable alternative to EOEs due to their lower material thickness.

Our product solutions convince with excellent sealing properties on tinplate rings and guarantee hermetic sealing of the filling material. Our product portfolio includes both protective coatings for the outer side of the membrane and heat seal coatings for the inner side of the membrane. All products are BPA-NI and suitable for the production of cans for powdered or dry foods such as milk and coffee powder, pet food or tobacco.

Our coatings impress with their performance and color variety, which open up individual design options. At the same time, with our products we offer customers the opportunity to produce POE membranes themselves at economically attractive conditions.

Stefan Brandhoff

Vice President of Sales Flexible Packaging EMEA

Do you have any questions? Contact us and we will be happy to advise you on your individual requirements.

Product properties of our protective coatings

  • Heat press resistant
  • Embossable
  • Suitable for gravure, flexo and digital printing
  • Suitable for classic drying or UV curing
  • FDA approval for indirect food contact
  • Available in different shades

Our product recommendations

  • ACTEcoat® SW-142-0516 (water-based)
  • ACTEcoat® FL65105-W (solvent-based)
  • ACTEcoat® PPR-130-0525 (solvent-based) + hardener

Product properties of our heat seal coatings

  • Excellent sealing seam strength
  • Clear white break mark when first opened
  • High burst pressure for transport and storage at high temperatures
  • Sealable against painted and unpainted tinplate
  • Good processability
  • Mono-layer and multi-layer structure possible
  • Embossable
  • Suitable for gravure printing
  • Suitable for food packaging in compliance with the law

Our product recommendations

  • ACTEseal® HS-850 (solvent-based):​​​ For sealing against non-lacquered tinplate with a clear white break mark
  • ACTEseal® HM-073-M-2 (solvent-based): For sealing against non-lacquered tinplate at high sealing temperatures

Noticeable stress whitening after opening

Advantages for our customers

  • Tailor-made product solutions depending on the filling material and technical plant
  • Colored coatings offer a wide range of design and marketing possibilities
  • Good price/performance ratio enables economical in-house production of POE membranes
  • No extrusion equipment required
  • Worldwide technical advice, also on site at the plant

The right product for every lid application

In addition to our protective and heat seal coatings for POE, we also offer coatings for a variety of other lidding applications, including sensitive foods such as dairy products that are demanding in terms of taste, freshness, storage processes and shelf life. These also include spacer coatings that ensure smooth operation in the filling line. Unlike embossing, which can press into the printed image, spacer coatings do not impair it and can even be integrated into the printed image.

Our brands for POE membrane films


Coatings and primers for food and pharmaceutical packaging.


Heat seal coatings for flexible packaging.

Do you have any further questions about our products? Please contact us.