LEHRTE, GERMANY, 13. July 2020

EcoLeaf – A new category of metallization

We at ACTEGA Metal Print are very pleased about our global partnership with ABG as the first appointed commercial partner for our EcoLeaf™ metallization technology.A B Graphic International is a highly regarded company with over 65 years of experience and more than 11,000 product installations which makes them an ideal partner for ACTEGA Metal Print, sharing our vision of a more sustainable print market while producing beautiful decorated, cost effective labels.Take a look at our latest video and experience our technology integrated into the ABG Digicon 3.
Lehrte, Germany, 13. July 2020

VOLLHERBST SIGNS BETA AGREEMENT FOR ECOLEAF METALLIZATION UNIT PREDICTING ROI IN ONLY 6 MONTHS

  • First EcoLeaf order by A B Graphic International
  • Metallization technology to increase sustainability at Vollherbst and unleash new creative potential for label designs

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH today announces that one of Germany’s leading labels printers, VollherbstDruck GmbH, will start utilizing an EcoLeaf metallization unit from A B Graphic International (ABG).

Future Print Virtual Summit, 5. June 2020

Future Print Virtual Summit, 2nd June 2020

Jan-Franz Allerkamp (CEO) of ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH participated interviews of the #FuturePrint Virtual Summit to give an update about EcoLeaf, a new category of metallization. The talks took place in a non profit event that was free to attend and designed to help the print community during the COVID-19 Crisis. 73 speakers from Europe and the US took part in presentations and over 1,500 people from 65 countries attended engaging in over 3,200 individual sessions.

Future Print Virtual Summit, 2. June 2020

Future Print Virtual Summit, 2nd June 2020

A talk by Jan Franz Allerkamp, Dario Urbinati and Gareth Ward ACTEGA Metal Print, ACTEGA Metal Print & Print Business Magazine. 

In this interview with Gared Warth we give an insight into our EcoLeaf technology, speak about sustainability and also about the further approach and planning of commercialization in the upcoming months. 

LEHRTE, GERMANY, 12. May 2020

ACTEGA Metal Print Announces Partnership with A B Graphic International to Drive Market Adoption of its Revolutionary EcoLeaf™ Metallization Technology

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH (AMP) today announces a global partnership with leading print finishing expert, A B Graphic International (ABG), to manage direct sales, marketing and customer service for its sustainable and cost-effective metallization technology, EcoLeaf™ - starting first in the European Union and the UK. 

ABG is the first appointed commercial partner for EcoLeaf™ metallization units

Lehrte, Germany, 13. March 2020

ACTEGA Metal Print announces Kolbe-Coloco as world´s frist EcoLeaf™ beta customer

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH today announces the German print specialist, Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck GmbH, as the world’s first beta customer for its revolutionary, sustainable and cost-effective metallization technology, EcoLeaf™. Focusing on high-end applications, the company will use the new solution to print profit driving metallization embellishments onto self-adhesive labels for a broad variety of markets.  The company cites the eradication of foil and its sustainability advantages as a key decision.

Based in Versmold, only a 1.5 hours drive from ACTEGA in Lehrte, Kolbe-Coloco is part of the 550 people Hamburg based printing group, H.O.PERSIEHL.

Lehrte, Germany, 12. March 2020

Kolbe-Coloco beta tests ECOLEAF decoration

Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck GmbH, a German printer based in Versmold, has installed the first of a new metallization technology called ECOLEAF, for use on a narrow web label press. This sample shows ACTEGA’s Metal Print ECOLEAF metallization.

ECOLEAF was originally developed by Landa and first shown as Nano Metallography at Drupa 2016. Landa sold the technology to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division in 2017. ALTANA used it as the basis of a new company, ACTEGA Metal Print, and has further developed the technology.

Conventional metal foiling leads to a great deal of waste as it involves cutting an image out of a sheet of foil and throwing away the unused part of the sheet. But ECOLEAF works by applying a thin layer of silver metallic flakes or pigments to a donor roller that is then applied to the image to create the decorative effect.

Lehrte, Germany, 12. March 2020

ACTEGA Metal Print announces ECOLEAF beta testing

ACTEGA Metal Print has named German print specialist, Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck, as the world’s first beta customer for its innovative, sustainable and cost-effective metallization technology, ECOLEAF.

Focusing on high-end applications, the company will use the new technology to print profit driven metallization embellishments onto self-adhesive labels for a broad variety of markets. The company cites the eradication of foil and its sustainability advantages as a key decision.
Kolbe-Coloco, part of the 550 people Hamburg based printing group, H.O.Persiehl is already receiving the ECOLEAF operator training. The installation of the unit on the company’s highly specified all-servo 12-colour press, with a combination of offset, flexo and screen all inline Gallus RCS, began in early March 2020.

Lehrte, Germany, 28. January 2020

ACTEGA at Interpack 2020

In this year's Arena for Packaging Solutions, ACTEGA will not only show product innovations in the field of packaging and labels, but will also host expert presentations for the first time. Within the framework of a "Packaging Talk & Lunch" program with internal and external experts, interested visitors can inform themselves directly in hall 8a, booth D42 about topics that move the packaging industry. Examples are ACTEGA Metal Print's innovative metallization technology ECOLEAF, new product solutions for food packaging or sustainability trends.

Expected Packaging Trends in 2020

Besides intelligent packaging and packaging which establishes a connection with the consumer, there is an increasing importance of sustainability and environmentally friendly products. In the food and beverage packaging sector, compliance with safety standards will continue to play a major role as consumer awareness continues to grow.

Wesel, Germany, 9. January 2020

ALTANA CO2 Neutral by 2025

  • By 2025 the specialty chemicals group will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement to zero worldwide
  • Complete conversion to green electricity already in 2020
  • Call for significant strengthening of renewable energies

By 2025 the specialty chemicals group ALTANA will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. ALTANA will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods. The specialty chemicals group will thus achieve climate neutrality in its direct sphere of influence by 2025.

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