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ALTANA Group Invests €100 million in Landa Digital Printing

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Sees Landa Nanography™ as game changer for the print industry

WESEL, GERMANY AND REHOVOT, ISRAEL ­­– The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA and Landa Corporation have concluded an equity financing agreement under which ALTANA will invest €100 million (~US$135 million) for a minority stake in Landa Digital Printing. Both companies see the agreement not only as a financial investment, but also as a starting point for a long-term strategic partnership to bring digital printing solutions to the commercial, packaging and publishing markets. Other units of the Landa Group, including Landa Labs and Landa Ventures, are not included in the transaction.

The proceeds will be used for completing the development of Nanography, Landa’s water-based digital printing process, including engineering and production ramp-up of Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses and building of manufacturing plants for Landa NanoInk™ colorants.

ALTANA is expected to be an active partner, drawing on print industry expertise gained from its divisions including BYK Additives & Instruments, ECKART Effect Pigments, and ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants.

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with an industry visionary like Benny Landa. We speak the same language in terms of innovation,” says Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, CEO, ALTANA AG. “I am confident that we are investing in a game-changing technology that can enable the printing industry to thrive in the 21st century and help our customers position themselves well for the future.”

“We see our alliance with the ALTANA Group as a key milestone for our company and a strong vote of confidence in our mission to bring digital printing to mainstream commercial, packaging and publishing markets," said Benny Landa, Chairman and CEO of Landa Corporation. “ALTANA brings a wealth of relevant industry and market experience as well as worldwide manufacturing expertise, which will be of great value as we expand our presence globally.”



By Paul Gardner on Jun 26, 2014

It's great to see Landa Digital Printing take another big step towards commercialization of this promising new technology!

Knowing the investment comes from a company that can help Landa develop and scale the technology and applications puts a big smile on my face.


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