Rehovot, Israel, March 24, 2016 – Landa has announced a new nanotechnology breakthrough for the graphics metallization market. The company’s new Nano-Metallography™ technology offers zero-waste metallization, reducing costs by more than half compared to foil. Landa's quicker and simpler process will streamline the production of metallized print and improve customer profitability.
Landa Nano-Metallography™ is operable with the full spectrum of conventional printing technologies, including narrow-web flexo, offset and screen for the production of labels, sheetfed offset for folding carton and commercial printing, web-offset for publishing and wide-web flexo and gravure for flexible packaging.
The Landa Nano-Metallography™ L50 module fitted on a narrow-web press
“Current metallization processes are prohibitively expensive due to the high cost of foil and tremendous waste” says Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group. “Our Nano-Metallography™ technology will enable metallization at less than half the cost of foil, with zero-waste – and it's microwave compatible. We expect this technology to be available to customers in 2017.”
Throughout Drupa 2016, Landa will hold live product demonstrations of Landa Nano-Metallography™ on a narrow-web label press. Also, Landa will hold theater presentations five times a day for the entire duration of the exhibition. Reservations for the theater presentation can be requested in advance at www.landanano.com/drupa, or, subject to availability, may be booked at kiosks on the Landa stand (Hall 9) during the exhibition.
Headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, the Landa Group is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing® presses bridge the industry's “Profitability Gap”, cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset to produce short-to-medium runs with the lowest cost per digitally-printed page in the industry; Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, industrial coatings, cosmetics, packaging, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in early stage companies with complementary disruptive technology; and the Landa Fund, which helps underprivileged youth pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to his portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide that provide the companies he founded with a solid intellectual property base.