ECOLEAF, the on-demand metallization soon at the Innovation Park

Technology & Innovation

ECOLEAF will be the next highly anticipated innovation at OMET’s Innovation Park. This unique technology enables printers and converters to significantly reduce the environmental impact of metallic decorations on labels and packaging, while still maintaining the aesthetic and quality standards required by brands.

As a market leader in narrow-web printing and packaging solutions, OMET is constantly seeking ways to meet the evolving needs of its customers and top brands. The Innovation Park has been created to showcase the latest OMET solutions developed with a focus on the current market demands, as well as technologies developed by many of its strategic partners who share a similar mindset. One of these partners is ACTEGA and its pioneering solution, ECOLEAF: the sustainable alternative to traditional metallic decoration.

Visitors at the Innovation Park will see how seamlessly the ECOLEAF unit integrates with OMET printing presses, in particular the XJET hybrid system developed in collaboration with DURST. Brands, customers, and other industry leaders will soon be able to watch live demonstrations or run test jobs on site and see, first-hand, the remarkable embellishments achievable with ECOLEAF.

Of course, ECOLEAF embellishments are not just impressive to look at! By switching to ECOLEAF and, therefore, eliminating the need for foil, ECOLEAF users can benefit from reductions in costs, production times, materials and make considerable improvements to their environmental footprints.

Many innovative businesses already enjoying these benefits are mutual ECOLEAF and OMET customers and industry leaders. With ACTEGA’s calculations finding a carbon footprint reduction of more than 50% compared to cold and hot foil, it is easy to see why brands and printing companies alike are eager to integrate ECOLEAF into their production processes.

OMET and ECOLEAF established their collaboration in 2021. Since then, ECOLEAF has been a highlight partner technology at several of OMET’s popular events, including the official inauguration of its 4,000m2 Innovation Park in 2022. Now hosts all year round demonstrations of the latest OMET technology, OMET Innovation Park also has dedicated spaces for its partners to showcase their complementary solutions. This exhibition-style setup is particularly successful during OMET’s regular, specialised, industry events. These events focus on current trends or topics that are central to their customers’ businesses and enable all who attend to see the latest innovations from a range of leading suppliers. ECOLEAF was a highlight at the last event OMET hosted, and the response from the 100+ converters in attendance was extremely positive. All appreciated the many sustainable benefits made possible with this technology, but it was ECOLEAF’s quality embellishments and how easy the solution is to use that made a lasting impression.

As OMET and ACTEGA continue to strengthen their long-term partnership, ECOLEAF will be an integral part of future OMET events and further projects between the two companies will be unveiled soon. Make sure you follow this exciting collaboration as it progresses and brings new opportunities to the print and packaging industry!

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