ALTANA AG has acquired The Landa Group’s Metallography technology, which was first unveiled by Landa at the drupa printing exhibition in June 2016. The technology is designed for producing metallized graphics using an alternative method to traditional foil-transfer processes. Landa claims this technology allows for the metallization graphics at up to half the cost of conventional foil stamping.
Landa will progressively transfer the remaining development and engineering work to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division, who will be bringing the Metallography technology to market in the coming years.
“We are excited about this acquisition, which opens up new growth opportunities for ALTANA and strengthens our position as a leading solution provider for the printing industry,” said Martin Babilas, CEO, ALTANA. “We are looking forward to our continued close and trustful cooperation with Landa as we prepare to bring this promising technology to market.”
The further development work, as well as sales and distribution, will be steered by ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH based in Lehrte near Hanover, Germany. Jan Franz Allerkamp, who has been with ALTANA since 2010, was named Managing Director of the newly formed ALTANA company.
“We are delighted that ALTANA has embraced our zero-waste Nano-Metallography technology, for there can be no better owner for this business than ALTANA,” said Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group. “As an innovative partner of its customers ALTANA has a wealth of experience and know-how in graphic arts.” Landa continued to explain the sale will allow The Landa Group to focus on its Nanography technology.
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