Sustainable Metallization for the Graphic Arts

ACTEGA Metal Print was founded in February 2017 with a mission to revolutionize graphic arts with a sustainable metallization technology that significantly reduces the amount of material, waste, cost and production time for creating decorative embellishments compared to today’s conventional processes that are mainly foil-based. To achieve this mission, ALTANA’s ACTEGA division acquired Nano-Metallography™, a unique technology that was first unveiled at the Drupa 2016 print exhibition by Benny Landa, founder of the Landa Group. ACTEGA Metal Print now readies itself for EU-based commercial EcoLeaf installations, planned to begin in mid-2021.

For updates and more detailed information please visit our EcoLeaf microsite.


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EcoLeaf is a new category of metallization for the Graphic Arts. It is used to embellish labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and more. By only using the precise amount of metal required, EcoLeaf is an alternative to Hot- and Coldfoil. You can generate a wide range of metallic embellishments:

  • ​​​​​Tactile metallic effects without embossing (rotary or flatbed screen)
  • Very fine metallization at the highest resolution (flexo)
  • Seamless and variable metallization (inkjet)

With EcoLeaf, we provide the market with a revolutionary, sustainable metallization technology. It reduces costs and also offers new possibilities for the embellishment of printed products.

Jan Franz Allerkamp CEO ACTEGA Metal Print

EcoLeaf by ACTEGA Metal Print

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