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PROVALIN® is a new PVC- and plasticizer-free TPE compound for metal lids and caps by ACTEGA. ACTEGAspecializes in innovative sealants for the closure and the packaging industry and is part of the division of ACTEGA coatings and sealants of ALTANA AG. For more than three decades the company has been successfully supplying worldwide the closure industry and has continually developed strategies and technologies for PVC-free alternatives.

Seen as the leading manufacturer of sealants for plastic and metal closures, ACTEGA is paving the way for new ideas and solutions for the entire industry. These are created at the site of the company in Bremen with 110 employees and a number of strategic partnerships and synergies. Installed in the plant are automated modern production machines with a capacity for the production of compounds for 150 billion closures per year which are delivered to over 100 countries worldwide. There is continuous investment in modern machine technology and in Research and Development, to introduce new patented technologies such as PROVALIN® which has been registered for various patents and protection rights.

PANO is the first supplier of PVC-free glass jar seals. The story of PANO is inextricably linked with a man on 1 October 1920 in the establishment of an electrical installation business in Brunsbüttelkoog (now Brunsbüttel) laid the foundation stone for the company presented Paul Nofer.

From the original business idea is developed further fields of activity. The decisive step came in 1932: the production of metal drums, which needed some closure. It was the plight of invention. Valuable, untapped material fell on a day when the charging hole punching of sheet metal drums: black plate waste. The idea of making out of these round pieces of sheet metal Einkochdeckel was close. Finally, there was hardly a housewife who does not regularly boiling down fruit and vegetables from the garden. 

The PANO BLUESEAL® closures can be processed in the known sealing process with steam vacuum sealing, the sealing performance (safety, NN-distance, and opening Aufdrehwerte forces) is comparable with that of standard closures with PVC seals. 

The first customer and development partner is the Reichold Food Ltd. (delicatessen Dittmann), the leader in the German food trade and more for Southern European vegetables and fish in predominantly oily infusion.

Feinkost Dittmann Reichold GmbH & Co. KG, based in Taunusstein is a leading distribution company in the fine food market segment in Germany. With the focus on marketing premium Mediterranean specialties of the German trade offers Feinkost Dittmann a professional marketing and distribution platform for national and international manufacturers. Feinkost Dittmann was established in 1901 and 1950, went into the possession of the family Günter Reichold. The plant in Taunusstein was built in 1974. 

Feinkost Dittmann is specialized in Mediterranean cuisine. The production facilities are located in southern Spain, Greece and Turkey. 

The brands of Feinkost Dittmann  are Dittmann Fischkonserven & Feinkost, Rossini balsamic vinegar. 

The assortment includes fish specialties, antipasti, pickles, pickled vegetables, and various oils and vinegars.

PROVALIN® is a registered trademark of ACTEGA, Bremen
Blue Seal® is a registered trademark of PANO, Itzehoe

PROVALIN®. The PVC-free Solution by ACTEGA

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