MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE WITH
INNOVATION AND CONVICTION
Dr. Lisa Schönenberg has a mission: more sustainability, for example, through appropriate coatings
with organic components, and recycled and recyclable raw materials that make packaging more environ-
mentally friendly. Anyone who wants to successfully fulfill this mission must act out of conviction.
When it comes to sustainability and resource conservation, ACTion
is the order of the day. The ACTEGA division’s name embodies
this challenge, as does ACTGreen, the brand for sustainable
product solutions. As the link between the market and the company’s
own research, Dr. Lisa Schönenberg, Global Portfolio
Manager Paper & Board at ACTEGA, ensures that all solutions are
available as needed and as quickly as possible. In addition, relevant
trends and portfolio gaps must be identified and integrated.
This happens not only at the Lehrte site, where Dr. Lisa Schönenberg
works, but everywhere in the world where ACTEGA has a
presence and provides innovative solutions for the packaging
A team with a special spirit
This requires more than technical ability: If you want to consis-
tently make products more sustainable, you need a team with
a very special spirit. Treading new paths, overcoming challenges,
and always keeping the goal firmly in sight: “We at ACTEGA
want to make a real difference,” Dr. Lisa Schönenberg is convinced.
Close to the product, close to the customer – and of course
close to its own contribution to sustainability: What connects the
people here is not only the company itself, but above all the
motivation to work for more sustainability – at all levels of the
value chain, not just in relation to their own product.
From raw material to product: ever more sustainable and
The division has been committed to more sustainable products for
two decades now. Then as now, the goal was smart packaging
with less environmental impact and optimal properties. This enables
customers, in turn, to offer more sustainable products
and to optimize their eco-balance accordingly in this respect. Raw
materials play a significant role here: One of ACTEGA’s focal
For over 20 years, ACTEGA has repeatedly brought innovative solutions
to market that make packaging demonstrably more sustainable.
points is to continually open up new possibilities for acting in a
more sustainable and resource-conserving manner.
“Our ACTGreen solutions go far beyond current regulatory
standards in making everyday products significantly safer and
more environmentally friendly. Our development work is holistic;
it is about new, more sustainable standards and continuous
support for the customer. This makes us pioneers in the market,”
asserts Dr. Schönenberg.
The ACTGreen barrier coatings product line, for example,
sets standards for the recyclability of packaging. Traditionally, dif-
ferent plastic materials have been used in the industry to alternatingly
protect filling goods and packaging from being affected
by oils, fats, water, and other substances. But these materials
can often only be recycled at great expense or not at all. Water-
based ACTGreen barrier coatings are an environmentally friend-
ly alternative. They are partially biodegradable and do not release
any harmful or toxic substances when they decompose or are
There is great interest in sustainable ACTEGA solutions around
the world. Meeting this demand is more than just an ordi-
nary job for Dr. Lisa Schönenberg. “We are part of society and
act accordingly,” is her credo. “I want to make a difference,
to make a contribution to the future. Today, dedicated ACTEGA
teams across the globe are working toward a common goal:
to develop more and more sustainable product solutions,” says
Dr. Lisa Schönenberg, summing up.
30 Climate Protection at ALTANA