ACTEGA Announces New Developments For On-Demand Metallisation Technology

ACTEGA Announces New Developments For On-Demand Metallisation Technology
Harald Jasper, ACTEGA Metal Print and Matt Dass, Springfield Solutions.

ACTEGA has confirmed that ECOLEAF now runs at 70m/min on digital inkjet lines and 80m/min on flexo lines. Medium to high run jobs across all types of existing production lines can now easily integrate ECOLEAF and benefit from improved sustainability while delivering the high gloss and quality usually achieved with traditional foil processes.

With more and more innovative companies adopting on-demand metallisation, the ECOLEAF metallisation application range now includes laminated tubes, shrink sleeves, and pressure sensitive labels.

Matt Dass, MD of Springfield Solutions, part of All4Labels and ECOLEAF’s first digital partner, substantiated the importance of the latest milestones met by the ECOLEAF team, ‘We installed our ECOLEAF unit in 2022 to add to our existing digital embellishment service. The ECOLEAF team has been extremely supportive and made adding on-demand metallisation to our capabilities so easy. We’re now giving our customers the quality and price comparisons of ECOLEAF decorated labels and ones decorated using traditional foiling processes. When faced with these samples combined with the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and waste considerably, the decision to choose ECOLEAF is abundantly clear.’

Harald Jasper, Managing Director of ACTEGA Metal Print explained, ‘It is widely known that traditional foil processes used to upscale labels and packaging products are expensive, complex to integrate into the production process and extremely wasteful. Our goal for ECOLEAF is to enable sustainable, on-demand metallisation of labels and packaging – applying high quality, plastic-free metallic decoration only when and where you want it. Today, we have proven that this exciting transformation of this industry is well under way. With higher speeds achievable and new markets seeing the potential for improved decoration processes, we are seeing more and more forward-thinking converters, OEMs and brands wanting to make the switch to ECOLEAF.’

An ECOLEAF unit was demonstrated live on the ACTEGA stand and on partner, AB Graphic International’s stand at Labelexpo last week. Also on display at the ACTEGA booth were the company’s latest innovations in high impact coatings and inks for labels and flexible packaging.


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