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  • 28 Oct 2021

Actega expands shrink sleeve portfolio

Actega has expanded its portfolio with new coatings and inks designed to create highly tactile, impactful shrink sleeve effects

Actega has expanded its portfolio with new coatings and inks designed to create highly tactile, impactful shrink sleeve effects.

The new Hybrid AQ-UV Soft Touch coating and UV Wet Touch coating allow production packaging designs perfectly representing the brand image or the product itself.

‘Brands are constantly looking for ways to differentiate their products to stand out on a competitive store shelf, and these new coatings are the latest innovations from Actega, designed with the consumer experience and brand identity in mind,’ said Wolfgang Hoffmann, head of market management for labels in EMEA at Actega.

Actega has also launched UV and solvent-based silver inks, including a solvent-based Rainbow Silver, for brands and converters looking to create a dramatic metallic shine. Converters can also opt for these silvers instead of a traditional foil finishing process, enabling better recyclability of the finished container and reducing waste associated with applying foil.

‘Actega's coating and ink systems work on all common substrates, including PET, OPS, and PVC, and are suitable for one-sided or two-sided finishing,’ added Hoffman. ‘Actega also takes pride in offering a truly consultative approach to ensure that our customers can optimize the Actega products they choose, both during production and to deliver the most effective, high-quality finish, and our team is always on hand to offer technical solutions for slide angle, static, scratch or adhesion.

‘Shrink sleeves are a fast-growing market, providing 360-degrees coverage and the highest flexibility in container shapes. By continuously developing and innovating our portfolio of products, we aim to ensure that our customers can stay competitive and take advantage of the many business opportunities available in this sector.’

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