Altana acquires Metallography technology

Altana AG has confiremd that it has acquired Landa’s Metallography technology. First unveiled by Landa at Drupa, this novel technology for producing metallised graphics is a sustainable alternative to foil-transfer processes. 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,” stated 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.”

Dr Roland Peter, President of ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants, added, “Landa’s Metallography technology has the potential to become a sustainable mainstream technology for metallisation graphics, supplanting foil-transfer in applications such as labels and folding cartons.”

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