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Sustainable Metallization for the Graphic Arts.

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 eliminates the need for 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)
low tactile
medium tactile
high tactile



  • Application of the precise amount of metal needed
  • Eradicate the need for Hot- and Coldfoil

Better Economics

  • Significant amount of material and cost savings
  • Reduced production time


  • Very fine details and high resolution metallization
  • Tactile effect with high gloss, also on filmic substrates


  • Over and under print metallization for a rainbow of metallic effects
  • Conventional and digital integration options for a variety of printing presses


Choose the metallization

Before print
after print


  • Inline integration into narrow web printing presses
  • Offline integration into finishing equipment
  • Plug and Play system with intuitive operation
  • Retrofit options

„Sustainable metallization for decorative printing without Hot- and Coldfoil“


EcoLeaf metallization units will be available for all printing segments, including labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging, commercial printing, and publishing. It will fit a wide range of applications like Personal Care, Food and Beverage, Consumer Products or Health Care.

The first module to be commercialized is designed for use with narrow web presses and the production of labels. Future metallization units will be available for sheetfed and mid-web printing presses.

Choose the metallization

Before print
after print

About us

Jan Franz Allerkamp

Chief Executive Officer

Harald Jasper

Chief Operation Officer

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.

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH

Mielestr. 13
31275 Lehrte

Phone +49 5132 5009-500
Fax +49 5132 5009-110

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LEHRTE, GERMANY, 15. November 2021

ECOLEAF wins at German Design Awards 2022

Lehrte, November 15, 2021 – ECOLEAF has been awarded as winner of the German Design Awards 2022 for outstanding design quality in the category Excellent Product Design in the industrial segment.

The German Design Awards have been presented by the German Design Council for the tenth time. The internationally renowned prizes are awarded to companies whose pioneering products and projects stand out in the categories of “Excellent Product Design”, “Excellent Communications Design” and “Excellent Architecture”.

WESEL, GERMANY, 27. September 2021

ACTEGA Metal Print announces management appointments to support business growth and drive product innovation

Wesel, September 28, 2021 – ACTEGA , manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, today announces the following, high-profile management appointments. These include the appointment of Jan Franz Allerkamp to Head of Global Business Line Paper & Board of ACTEGA and the external hire of ex-Heidelberg Board Member, Stephan Plenz, as interim General Manager of ACTEGA Metal Print.

LEHRTE, GERMANY, 14. June 2021

ACTEGA Metal Print appoints Paolo Grasso as new Sales Director

Lehrte, Germany, 14th of June 2021 – ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH today announces the appointment of Paolo Grasso to the role of Sales Director. With 26 years industry experience and as the previous Head of Global Sales for the narrow web press manufacturer, OMET S.r.L., Paolo is ideally placed to drive adoption of EcoLeaf™ – its revolutionary, sustainable and cost-effective metallization technology – and support its recent move into full commercialization.

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