card technology

All system components from one single source

KURZ is one of the leading suppliers of security technologies and components for cards - such as credit, bank and payment, customer, loyalty or prepaid cards; furthermore ID documents such as identification cards or driving licenses.

Our state-of-the-art-application technology and long-term experience (in card technology since 1970) are providing innovative card designs including data storage and security features for counterfeit-proofing. KURZ creates turn-keysolutions and takes care of each card project as a complete package.

Our global presence provides not only international local customer service, but also supply chain security. We have identical quality standards worldwide.

Signature Foils

  • Easy writing property
  • Secure against counterfeiting and manipulation
  • Good application properties
  • Three layout types: neutral continuous, customer-specific continuous or single image
  • Customized designs for the credit cards such as American Express, China Unionpay, DINERS, JCB, MasterCard, VISA

Tipping Foils

  • Decoration of the raised lettering on credit cards
  • Available in two types: metallized and pigmented

Scratch-Off Foils

  • Protection of security-relevant data such as passwords, PIN codes etc.
  • Easy to scratch-off
  • High coverage
  • Clean stamping
  • High application speed
  • Standard pattern or customized designs

Application Machines

Sophisticated security technology requires a frictionlessintegration of advanced foil technology, matched machine systems and modern application processes.

KURZ develops and builds application machines that meet a diverse range of card requirements. Our specialities are machines for the application of magnetic foils, signature panels and holographic images.

Many products, one contact - just get in touch with our experts from KURZ!

The KURZ Group is constantly investing in the environmental compatibility of our foils to European standards and has an excellent track record of successful developments in this area. Relating to this, the selection of raw materials is crucial. According to REACH they belong to the category "articles" and therefore do not need to be registered. No poisonous or cancer-including substances are processed at KURZ. We do not use any halogenated solvents. We only use raw materials, whose heavy metal content of cadmium, lead, mercury and chromium (VI) conform to the legislation/directives 94/62/EG (CONEG) and 2011/65/EU (RoHS).

KURZ takes environmental and social responsibility seriously and adheres strictly to its Code of Conduct.