ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants
July 09, 2017

Patents are awarded

Patents are awarded ... to those with patience. This is especially true in the case involving the awarding and publication of patents for PROVALIN® in five groups. 

March 01, 2017


While Greenpeace delivered most discount chains a damning indictment concerning the use of toxic chemicals within the framework of its Detox campaign initiated in 2011, an interim balance published recently proves that some have started to support clean production and ban harmful chemicals such as plasticizers or perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals from their production processes. In particular, Aldi, Lidl, Rewe/Penny, Tchibo and the Swiss Coop chain have been praised by Greenpeace as trendsetters. These companies have not only successfully committed to detoxification but are also working on return and recycling programs.  

January 02, 2017

Safe Alternative- PROVALIN for Baby Food

On the safe side that’s where manufacturers of baby food and fillers of sensitive contents into P/T-jars are who rely on an alternative which dispenses entirely with PVC and all plasticizers which are regarded as harmful or which have not been sufficiently tested. Just like Actega DS offers in the form of PROVALIN® 1771 and 1741. 

October 01, 2016

Trend: Everyone’s doing it …

Whether Edeka, Coop REWE, Lidl or Aldi et al, the retail chains are increasingly specifying a lack of PVC for their own brands, i.e. anything coming into contact with food must be free of PVC 

July 03, 2016

Survey on PVC-free lid seals

With the intention of illustrating the Coop ban on PVC and plasticizers but also draws attention to the problems associated with PVC and bringing about swift transition Coop Swiss recently started a survey of lid seals among suppliers of its own brands. Background: Coop has expressed in the “Sustainable Procurement Directive” a ban on PVC-containing packaging. And also Bio Suisse prohibits the use of PVC-containing packaging. This also applies to the glass jars with twist-off lids. 

May 02, 2016

Challenges for the global packaging industry

Several studies presented recently have examined the global packaging market and defined trends, challenges and opportunities. 

January 03, 2016

Pure packaging for a pure product

Liquid gold, the nectar of the gods ... there are many descriptions for honey, most of them very exaggerated, all of them positive.A product as pure as this requires equally pure packaging 

November 08, 2015

Bio versus migration out of packaging materials

Organic is on demand. Organic products are attracting increasing interest and their turnover is growing. Annual turnover in Germany (excluding out-of-home consumption) - only a slim 2.1 billion euros at the start of the millennium - had already reached 7.91 billion euros by 2014 (source: Statista). When calculated as per capita turnover this only comes to a modest 100 euros per person but it still exceeds the average rate of consumption for all Europeans, which amounts to just 45 euros per person. Consumption is higher in Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Austria and Sweden, where people spend between 210 euros (Switzerland) and 110 euros (Sweden) per year on organic products. 

August 25, 2015

New Online Presence: ACTEGA sharpens customer focus by concentration on market segments

New Online Presence: ACTEGA sharpens customer focus by concentration on market segments 

July 01, 2015

Four years of experience with PVC-free sealants – a status report

Every year, more than 20 billion seals for preserving jars are produced in Europe. Around 3.5 billion of these are for food containing oil and grease 

May 03, 2015

Exypert committees

he sector of materials with contact to food is subject to more stringent control than hardly any other. Over time, the most comprehensive set of rules came into being and should be observed and guaranteed. Controls are necessary in order to examine adherence and to continue to guarantee compliance in the future. 

February 02, 2015

Penalties for rules breakers

“After ten years and some disastrous results it is time to take decisive action.” This statement was made in form KLZH to the EU. 

April 25, 2014
November 14, 2013

ACTEGA wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2013

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA focuses on and commits to research and innovation. Around 160 top researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group from all over the world came together at the 6th ALTANA Innovation Conference in Wesel to discuss technical as well as economic developments and future innovative trends. As a highlight of the international event, the group's best innovation is honored with the ALTANA Innovation Award.  

August 06, 2013

Material with bright future

For more than 30 years, TPE materials have represented the success story between the thermoplastic and elastomer material classes. 

July 24, 2013

New FDA position on BPA

Against the background of regular safety checks the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established... 

June 16, 2013

100 million mark surpassed

The path has been a long and difficult one. Each hurdle had to be taken one by one and a huge number of tests were performed. But the PVC-free sealing ring in glass jar lids has gradually asserted itself. 

May 30, 2013

Bypassing the packaging industry

Against the backdrop of a soon to be published list of permissible substances for food contact materials in packaging, the packaging industry in Europe is concerned that it has not been sufficiently consulted. 

April 21, 2013

European Symposium on Food Safety with participation of ACTEGA DS

On occasion of 9th European Symposium on Food Safety in Marseille from May 15 to 17, ACTEGA DS will be present with a poster presentation. 

March 07, 2013

New-meta-study on BPA

A new meta-study on BPA (Bisphenol A) by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington has indicated that the risks associated with BPA are far too low to cause any health risks. 

February 02, 2013

Using packaging to avoid food wastage

According to the problem that half of all food produced worldwide is disposed of INCPEN, an institute for packaging and environment, awarded packaging a key role as an avoidance strategy. 

January 02, 2013

Focussed on consumers criticism

The fact that consumers have high expectations on any company involved in producing, manufacturing, processing, transporting or marketing food... 

December 01, 2012

Pro and contra

Plastics have long substituted traditional materials in practically all areas of life as  

November 05, 2012

TPE as a legally food-safe material

A great cross-section of industries has been preoccupied with TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) for several decades. 

October 09, 2012

Alternatives are available

Where’s the positive part? ... asks the editor of the Greenpeace magazine in their special edition “Food from A to Z”.  

September 01, 2012

New commercial partner for PVC-free sealing technology

Another food manufacturer has been won over. Andechser Natur is now using seals made from PROVALIN®, the PVC- and plasticizer-free sealing compound for conserve jar lids. 

August 08, 2012

ALTANA reports sales increase in the first half of 2012

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG was able to further increase sales and operating earnings over the first six months of the current business year. 

August 02, 2012

A success story

It all started several years ago with an idea which led to the development of a prototype a few years later and initial filling of a mere 10,000 jars 

July 10, 2012

Packaging conflict area
Compound for migration-free packaging solution

Packaging experts representing trade, the consumer goods and packaging industries met in Cologne on June 26 and 27 on the occasion of the fifth "Pack 2012" Packaging Conference  

June 11, 2012

Newcomer at Supermarket of Ideas

Every year, the renowned "World of Private Label" trade fair presents new innovations and ranges by leading international retailers.  

May 24, 2012

Status chromefree surface Treatment - ACTEGA Rhenania

Chrome(VI) containing processes on tin, tin free steel and aluminum are questioned by REACH. In December 2011 ECHA (European Chemical Agency) proposed a restriction of Chromium VI, a decision is expected to be submitted by 2016. 

May 18, 2012

Sustainability – The buzzword in the food industry

Sustainability as one of the most important buzzwords in the food industry today and in the future. 

April 02, 2012

Free of PVC now also available for P/T cap

A seal compound without PVC or plasticizers can now be presented for P/T seals in the form of PROVALIN® 1771. 

March 09, 2012

ACTEGA DS at „World of Private Label“

ACTEGA DS will be exhibiting at this year's "World of Private Label" fair in Amsterdam for the first time.  

February 20, 2012
January 18, 2012

Nothing to fear

Although the EFSA once again established in its latest statement at the end of December 2011 that even after detailed testing no health risks could be ascertained as a result of BPA (Bisphenol A)... 

November 30, 2011

The new freedom

Reading the small print can sometimes explain why a product is downgraded in a test. 

November 30, 2011

Packaging prize for Pano Blue Seal Powered by PROVALIN®

The "PVC-free Pano Blue Seal vacuum closure powered by PROVALIN®" was awarded this year's German Packaging Prize in the "Design, Equipment and Finishing“ category. 

November 10, 2011

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging 

October 27, 2011

Commitment to quality and product safety

With a commitment to quality and safety in food and drinks, the sector took an unequivocal stand at this year's Anuga. 

October 27, 2011

New member of the PROVALIN® product family

PROVALIN®, the PVC- and phthalate-free closure sealing compound for metal closures, is no longer alone.  

September 19, 2011

Where taste lives

For the first time, Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists in the United States have demonstrated that the sense of taste is associated with a specific group of neurons. 

August 31, 2011

Taste the PVC-free Future

Taste the Future is the motto of ANUGA 2011. 

August 10, 2011

ACTEGA DS: New partner for PVC-free lids

PROVALIN®, the PVC- and plasticizer-free closure sealing compound for glass containers, is now also used by natural food supplier Bruno Fischer. 

August 10, 2011

ACTEGA DS: For a PVC-free future

Within the framework of a trade conference at the Interpack 2011, the company presented its various PVC-free alternatives  

March 04, 2011

PROVALIN® goes into series production

After an intensive test and rollout phase in 2010, PROVALIN® - the PVC- and plasticizer-free sealant for lids of glass jars - is now going into series production.  

February 11, 2011

Conference on "Intelligent solutions for optimum food safety"

Focusing on preventive health protection and safeguarding the quality, taste
and storage safety of food 

September 03, 2010

Food Packaging and EU Legislation

Food Packaging and EU Legislation 

May 19, 2010

A detailed subject with serious consequences

With the new compound formulation PROVALIN® 1241, a sealant has been developed that is free of PVC and plasticizers and is an especially appealing alternative for oily, pasteurized products.  

May 19, 2010

Safe for the environment and consumers

The first lids with PROVALIN® 1241, the new PVC- and plasticizer-free TPE compound for metal lids and caps, are being launched on the market.  

May 19, 2010

From the lid into the sauce

PROVALIN® 1241 is a sealant solution based on thermoplastic elastomeres that is useable in a wide range of lug-type twist caps from 38 to 82 mm in diameter.