“With this investment we are considerably boosting our innovative strength and bolstering one of our most important competitive advantages,” said Dr. Thomas Sawitowski, managing director of ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH.
A special feature of the new building, which at full capacity will accommodate approximately 70 employees, is the customer technology center. It encompasses various manufacturing plants in miniature format and enables ACTEGA to understand production processes and specific customer requirements better in practice than is possible under pure laboratory conditions.
“With the new building, the Grevenbroich site, to which we have been true for more than 100 years, will become one of the worldwide innovation centers for ACTEGA,” said Dr. Sawitowski.
Among ACTEGA Rhenania’s most well-known products are inner coatings for yogurt lids. The aluminum foil used for this purpose is coated with a food-friendly coating manufactured by ACTEGA Rhenania that keeps the contents fresh and protects the lid from corrosion. The Grevenbroich-based company recently developed a PVC-free coating that enables packaging manufacturers to use significantly thinner foils, which can be recycled better. Due to this innovation, considerable amounts of aluminum can be saved.