ACTEGA provides a broad portfolio of solutions dedicated to sustainability. This includes products that have themselves been sustainably formulated, as well as products that contribute to a more sustainable end product. Innovative technologies that combine sustainability with a high-quality product decoration are also part of our offer.
ACTGreen® is our portfolio of products that make a decisive contribution to sustainability. Whether sustainable coatings based on recycled raw materials of fossil origin and bio-based materials or renewable resources, water-based barrier coatings or sustainable compound solutions, there is a suitable product for most applications.
PVC is not only a controversial issue in the packaging industry. Aluminum coffee capsules coated with PVC-containing films are more difficult to recycle than PVC-free systems. Under the ACTEseal® brand, we now also offer a portfolio of PVC-free heat-seal lacquers that contribute to improving the recyclability of coffee capsules.
PROVALIN® is an innovative sealant for metal vacuum closures, free of PVC, phthalates or any other plasticizers. It is the only alternative to conventional PVC materials which has successfully undergone long-term testing. Its safe technology fulfils all current stringent migration limits with regard to the direct contact to fatty and/or oily foodstuffs.
Acting sustainably also means saving packaging material wherever possible. This helps to protect the environment and reduce production costs. One sustainable solution is to reduce the amount of steel in standard crown corks and use thinner alternatives. With ACTEGA's low gauge compound solution, it is possible to reduce the thickness of crown corks by up to 0.3 grams per crown cork and to protect the filled beverage - without compromising the performance of the crowns. In addition, ACTEGA's solution improves the C02 balance almost automatically, as less steel also means less energy and lower transport costs.
FoodSafe coatings form the basis to produce legally compliant food packaging. They are formulated from a defined and tested raw material matrix that has been evaluated according to the criteria of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, category Material Health. As a result, the entire FoodSafe range has been awarded a Gold level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. FoodSafe is our portfolio of water-based coatings for direct food contact, at least to dry and fat-containing foodstuffs.
ECOLEAF® is a sustainable metallization technology that significantly reduces the amount of material, waste, cost and production time for creating decorative embellishments compared to today’s conventional processes that are mainly foil-based.
Signite enables brands to achieve more from their product decorations. Through a unique printing process, Signite decorations produce significantly lower waste than traditional pressure sensitive labeling, with improved design flexibility than direct-to-container screen printing. All while improving recyclability and reuse capabilities.