ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants


Out into the world from northern Germany /
From Bremen, northern Germany, to the whole world

ACTEGA DS GmbH was founded in 1920 under the name of Diersch & Schröder. The company specializes in the manufacture and development of flexible TPEs in granulate form. For over 20 years ACTEGA DS GmbH has been part of the ACTEGA division of the ALTANA group, a concern that is present all over the world and is known for its specialty chemicals. ACTEGA DS develops, produces and markets specialized TPE materials for highly regulated markets such as the medical and pharmaceutical sector and the consumer goods industry. ACTEGA DS is a world leader in the manufacture of sealing components for plastic and metal closures in the food and drinks industries, supplying innovative, application-oriented TPE solutions. When developing materials for sealing applications involving direct contact with foods, the company makes good use of its in-depth knowledge and expertise around thermoplastic elastomers. It has thus been able to develop SOFT EST.® TPEs - innovative TPE materials with minimal migration. The focus on TPEs for sensitive application areas was a major factor, enabling the company to become successfully established within the market and provide the consumer goods industry with a broad, well thought-out range of materials for its applications.   Whether TPE for toys, TPE for household items or TPE for use in the kitchen, SOFT EST.® has the answer. 

ACTEGA DS has 150 employees working with state-of-the-art production equipment at its location in Bremen, Germany. The company is among the market leaders, having secured significant market share in the sector and achieving constant top performance with strategies like systematic specialization. ACTEGA DS’s global structure enables it to make use of synergies to create superior products. It invests continually in R & D and the newest machine technologies in order to push forward the introduction of new, patented TPE technologies. 

  • On-site support, e.g. for sampling and market launch
  • Outstanding expertise in the area of polymer chemistry and plastics technology
  • In-house technical center with injection-molding machines and sophisticated application technology
  • Access to a global service network of experienced experts
  • Establishment of various management systems (ISO 9001; ISO 14001; ISO 22000; ISO 50001)
  • Adherence to maximum demands on quality, purity, cleanliness and hygiene
  • Utilization of synergies thanks to the global structure of the ALTANA Group
  • Comprehensive consulting for sustainable results
  • High degree of competence in TPE compositions
  • State-of-the-art equipment and chemical analytics
  • Tailored solutions
  • 5-6 % of revenue is invested in R&D

As a compounder of TPE granules specializing in closely regulated markets and highly sensitive application areas, ACTEGA DS draws on decades of experience in plastics manufacturing. Freedom from PVC and sustainable production are crucial to its endeavors.  With an innovative series of TPE materials, the company places a strong focus on efficiency in its use of both resources and energy.  Because of their tremendous flexibility, their resistance to a wide variety of media and their great range of mechanical properties, these compounds allow fine tuning to individual situations and can be used in a very wide range of areas. The materials have now become established across multiple sectors as the perfect alternative to rubber, PVC and silicone.  Our TPEs are free from PVC and therefore contain neither phthalates nor BPA.  For products in contact with foods and in medical and pharmaceutical applications, and also in the cosmetics and consumer goods sector, these are crucial properties.  Today the company regularly supplies TPE granules in over 100 different countries.

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