Anheuser-Busch InBev and ACTEGA partnering to boost PVC-free bottle closures in China

ACTEGA to build new production line in Foshan, South China

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Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the leading global brewer, and ACTEGA, a leading coatings and sealants manufacturer and member of the ALTANA Group, have entered into a partnership in which ACTEGA will provide PVC-free closure compounds to AB InBev in China. To this end, ACTEGA will build an additional production line at its Foshan site in South China. "We are looking forward to manufacturing our proven high-end products directly in China," says ACTEGA Division President Dr. Roland Peter. "This is an important new step in our long-term cooperation with Anheuser- Busch InBev."

Closure compounds produced by ACTEGA for AB InBev have set international industry benchmarks. They are not only PVC-free but fulfill the highest requirements for retaining the taste of the beverage. They are, for example, specifically designed to protect filling goods from ingress of oxygen even under difficult transportation conditions. At the same time, they improve the retention of carbon dioxide inside the bottle and thus extend the beer's shelf life.

ACTEGA develops and produces coatings and sealants, printing inks and adhesives for flexible and rigid packaging and for the graphic arts industry. These products do not only lend an attractive appearance to materials such as paper, paper board, plastic and metal, but also provide clearly defined technical properties, e.g. chemical and physical resistance to the materials' surface.

The main customers for the products ACTEGA develops, manufactures and markets are in the packaging industry. ACTEGA is one of the market leaders in overprint varnishes and is the technological leader in the rapidly expanding sector of water-based sealants for flexible packaging. ACTEGA products do not only ensure that the packaging will look appealing, but also help that the contents will remain fresh for a longer time.

ACTEGA is already one of the world's leading vendors of sealants for closures and glass containers; ACTEGA is also the technological leader when it comes to water-based sealants for cans. These products are used to make seals between the contact surfaces, such as glass on metal (bottle closures) or metal on metal (can lids). They ensure that the contents and other substances such as CO2 remain inside the packaging while "locking out" all contaminants.
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