Altana – Investment in Landa’s metallography technology
GERMANY • Altana has acquired Landa’s metallography technology. According to Landa this technology for producing metallized graphics is a sustainable alternative to foil-transfer processes. Landa announced that it will progressively transfer the remaining development and engineering work to Altana’s Actega coatings and sealants division. It is planned to bring the technology to market in the upcoming years.
According to Landa, its technology is enabling metallization graphics at up to half the cost of conventional foil stamping saving a certain amount of material, cost and production time compared to the conventional cold foil and hot foil stamping technology.
The further development work will be steered by Actega Metal Print based in Lehrte near Hanover, Germany. Landa introduced this technology during drupa 2016.