July 2, 2014, Updated July 1, 2014

Israeli entrepreneur Benny Landa.
Israeli entrepreneur Benny Landa.

All eyes are on the guru of digital printing Benny Landa’s new Nanography start up which promises to offer yet another game changing concept for the print industry. The German specialty chemicals Group ALTANA and Landa Corporation recently concluded an equity financing agreement under which ALTANA will invest $135 million for a minority stake in Landa Digital Printing.

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.

“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.”

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