Actega DS: Chinese sauce manufacturer change to PVC-free closures

Laoganma, also known as Old Godmother, manufactures chili sauces in China. The highly popular products are also exported to the USA, Australia and more than 30 other countries around the world. The company produces and seals 1.3 million bottles per day and currently employs more than 4,000 people. And now the world’s largest producer of chili sauces has opted to change its entire range over to Provalin TPE sealing compounds supplied by Actega DS.

Laoganma chili sauces are extremely popular in China and is even served in combination with icecream. (Source: Actega)
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The TPE supplier said that there are several reasons why filling companies and food producers on the Asian market are gradually starting to use PVC-free sealing materials such as Provalin TPE. Firstly, food producers are subject to a special recycling tax levied by the EPA (Environmental Protection Administration) in Taiwan if they use PVC in their packaging. Secondly, the companies want to export to the European market where strict statutory guidelines need to be observed in terms of the composition of sealing materials, their properties and migration into contents.

The popular Laoganma chili sauce was developed and launched onto the market in 1984 by Huabi Tan, the founder of the Laoganma Special Flavour Foodstuffs Company. She never went to school, but made it onto the Forbes Rich List and today is one of the richest self-made billionaires in China.