Closure and packaging technologies provider Actega is set to invest nearly €18m to expand its research and manufacturing site in Bremen, Germany.
The investment is expected to triple the research and development capacities of the facility.
Following the expansion, the plant’s manufacturing capacity will improve by 50%, while its production and storage space will also increase by 8,000m².
Actega CEO Wilfried Lassek said: “We are making extensive investments to extend our production, storage, research, and development capacities in order expand our site as an innovation centre.
“As a result, we are pushing ahead the introduction of new, patented technologies in order to continue to develop sophisticated and application-oriented solutions for closures and packaging for the food and beverage industry.
“In addition, we are enhancing our offer of materials and technologies for products in the medical technology and consumer good sectors.”
Construction work is scheduled to begin next year.
With this expansion, Actega plans to meet the growing demand for special solutions in the packaging industry, including a new PVC-free sealant that can save steel annually in manufacturing crown cork.
The company also intends to introduce new products for the food and beverage market.
Actega focuses on manufacturing and marketing materials for closure and packaging technologies as well as for pharmaceutical, medical and consumer goods industry.
It operates as a division of specialty chemicals group Altana.
Image: Looking ahead: the expanded site of ACTEGA DS in Bremen (Germany). Photo: ©IE Plast.