PROVALIN® is a new PVC- and plasticizer-free TPE compound for
metal lids and caps by ACTEGA DS. ACTEGA DS specializes 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 DS 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
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.