ACTEGA Establishes New WESSCO® UV Coatings Production Facility to Advance Localized, Customer-centric, ‘Made in India’ Approach for its Business Line Flexible Packaging

Press release submitted by ACTEGA.

ACTEGA, Wesel, Germany, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives, sealants and compounds for the print and packaging industry has announced a contract manufacturing arrangement with ELANTAS Beck India Limited (EBIL). ACTEGA is producing its high-quality WESSCO® UV-curing coatings at this local, state-of-the-art site, further strengthening its capabilities to meet the needs of the Indian flexible packaging market.

The local production, sales and technical service bring ACTEGA closer to its customers and thus also shorten their delivery times. With this move, ACTEGA has reinforced its market position, elevated its already high standards in customer service, and is set to seize new growth opportunities.

Thomas Sawitowski, Senior Vice President Flexible Packaging at ACTEGA said “In 2020, ACTEGA acquired the Swiss-based company Schmid Rhyner (now ACTEGA Schmid Rhyner), which significantly expanded our range of UV coating products. From discussions with our customers, we understand that there is a strong demand for this range of coatings to be produced locally in India. With this facility, we have acted on this valuable market feedback and made a significant step towards being able to offer “made in India” UV coatings.”

ACTEGA has already been active in the Indian market for many years with its three business lines Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board and Metal Packaging Solutions. The contract manufacturing arrangement between ACTEGA and EBIL, a sister company of ACTEGA within the ALTANA Group, enables ACTEGA to leverage EBIL’s existing infrastructure.

Srikumar Ramakrishnan, Managing Director of ELANTAS Beck India said, “We’re delighted to work as a contract manufacturer for ACTEGA to ensure that its global and high-quality requirements are met in every aspect of the production process. As an integral part of technology transfer, we have a local production facility, including a quality control laboratory. This allows us to ensure consistent quality, whether the product is manufactured in Switzerland, as it was before, or in India now. Furthermore, the recent audit carried out by a prominent global packaging manufacturer, headquartered in India, has affirmed our adherence to the most stringent standards.”

Peter Zwankhuizen, Senior Vice President and Head of Asia at ACTEGA, concluded, “At ACTEGA, we’re committed to providing customers with the highest quality products and services, and the local production facility in India through EBIL is a testament to that commitment. With this move of contract manufacturing arrangement with EBIL, we are confident that ACTEGA is well-positioned to continue to deliver exceptional solutions and exceed the expectations of our customers in India and beyond.”

ACTEGA is a division of the internationally operating specialty chemicals group ALTANA. With production facilities in Europe, North and South America and China, ACTEGA develops, produces and distributes specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds with a focus on the packaging industry. Following the motto “Packed with Expertise”, ACTEGA does not only offer technically sophisticated product solutions, but also meets the high safety standards of the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and toy industries. Whether for flexible and metal packaging, folding cartons or labels, products by ACTEGA provide packaging with a high-quality appearance and innovative functionalities. For more information, visit

ALTANA is a global leader in true specialty chemicals. The Group offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions for coating manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the printing and packaging industries, the cosmetics sector, and the electrical and electronics industry. The product range includes additives, specialty coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins and varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments. ALTANA’s four divisions, BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA, all occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation, and service.
Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, the ALTANA Group has more than 50 production facilities and more than 60 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the Group, about 8,000 people work to ensure the worldwide success of ALTANA. In 2022, ALTANA achieved sales of more than € 3 billion. About 7 percent of the total sales is invested in research and development each year. Its high earning power and high growth rate make ALTANA one of the world’s most innovative, fastest growing, and most profitable chemical companies. For more information, visit

ELANTAS, a company of ALTANA AG, produces protective materials and liquid insulating materials for the electrical and electronics industry. The products are used, for example, in electric motors, household appliances, cars, generators, wind turbines, transformers, capacitors, lights, and sensors. They help product developers build ever smaller and more powerful electrical and electronic devices, thus saving material and energy. At the same time, the products help to extend the life cycle of electrical and electronic components. ELANTAS products support the transition to eMobility and Green Energy for a more sustainable future. ELANTAS is represented by over 20 manufacturing companies in all the world’s major regions. In 2023, the company employed more than 2,000 people. For more information, visit