Improved recyclability –
same performance

Sustainability has become a crucial market requirement for consumers and brand owners when it comes to packaging. Not only the recyclability of the end product plays a major role, but also sustainable production processes at all points in the value chain. With our new PVC-free heat-seal lacquers, we can contribute to improving the recyclability of coffee capsules.

We believe that our solution will become an industry standard and set the bar for responsible packaging.

Stefan Brandhoff Head of Sales Flexibles EMEA

More sustainability through PVC-free systems for
coffee capsules

PVC is not only a controversial issue in the packaging industry. Aluminum coffee capsules coated with PVC-containing films are difficult to recycle. When aluminum is melted, combustion of the halogen-containing coating produces harmful combustion products that can be associated with environmental damage. Complex and costly recycling processes with additional filter systems are required. In addition, the use of PVC-containing solutions for direct food contact applications has already been banned in some countries. Further regulatory restrictions are to be expected.

Our new ACTEseal® heat-seal lacquers do not use PVC and thus not only improve the recyclability of coffee capsules, but also help to increase the use of circular materials in packaging thanks to its sealability against aluminum recyclate.

Discover why sustainability is blue at ACTEGA and with which product solutions we contribute to more sustainability in packaging.


Properties of ACTEseal® heat-seal lacquers

  • •   Long durability
  • •   Low migration, suitable for legally compliant food packaging
  • •   Suitable for direct food contact
  • •   Good sealing even under the pressure of the brewing process
  • •   Protection of the coffee aroma from external influences such as oxygen, light and moisture
  • •   Highest flexibility and formability
  • •   Low odor and colorless

Food Safety

Reliable protection of consumer health is our top priority. The materials used in our coatings are tested according to all globally valid positive lists and regulations. For new developments, these tests are supplemented by an external evaluation.

Advantages for our customers

  • More sustainability through improved recyclability
  • Proactive consideration of expected regulatory restrictions
  • No special/ additional equipment necessary (processing on existing machines)
  • Technical advice regarding optimal setting of application parameters ensures highest quality standards
  • Worldwide availability

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


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