Effect Coatings for Flexible Packaging

Solvent-based effect coatings for flexible paper and plastic as well as for aluminum foil

Purchasing decisions are often made spontaneously at the point of sale in front of the supermarket shelf. Packaging therefore makes a decisive contribution to the sales success of a product by enabling it to stand out from competing products. Packaging enhanced by haptic coatings enables an intuitive perception of the benefits and value of a product, which the consumer intuitively assesses on the basis of the packaging. Experience shows that elaborate packaging is associated with a higher quality of the product, while the packaging of an organic product, for example, must credibly convey the organic aspect.

What you should know about our effect coatings

  • Flexible use for gravure and flexographic printing as well as in combination with digital printing
  • Good adhesion to all common substrates (paper, aluminum as well as all common plastic films such as oPP, PET, PE)
  • High abrasion and scratch resistance
  • High resistance to aggressive filling materials
  • Suitable for indirect food contact
  • Effect individually adjustable (up to extreme effects such as sand touch effect)
  • Can be applied with existing machines and cylinders (no additional drying unit required)
  • 1C- and 2C-systems available

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

Enhance your flexible packaging with our new, solvent-based effect coatings, which impress with their high resistance as well as individual adjustability.

Holger Schmitz

Technical Service and Sales Flexible Packaging

The three most important questions about effect coatings and their application

Can ACTEGA effect coatings be adapted to my individual processing conditions and requirements?
In addition to standard products, ACTEGA also develops and produces individual, tailor-made effect coatings for special applications and projects.

Will I receive technical support from ACTEGA for the implementation of the new effect coatings?
In addition to a broad portfolio of coatings and adhesives for flexible packaging, ACTEGA is characterized in particular by its strongly technically oriented sales department. All of our sales staff have technical education and several years of technical professional experience. We place great emphasis on service, not only when it comes to developing individual product solutions, but also when it comes to advising and supporting our customers – including on-site at the plant.

What contribution do ACTEGA effect coatings make to sustainability?
Our effect coatings can be supplied with a higher solids content (as a concentrate) and only diluted on site at your plant. Transport thus has a significantly better CO2 balance. In addition, we do not use any toxic substances.

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