FAKUMA 2023: KURZ inspires with sustainable solutions
This year we are presenting innovative solutions that make a significant contribution to resource conservation: Discover our post-industrial recyclate RECOPOUND®, which brings us another step closer to the circular economy. Using several exhibits, we also demonstrate the many advantages of metallization with indium. Our new hot stamping PERFORMANCE+ product enables excellent decor application on highly deformed components. Convince yourself also of our energy-efficient processes. Visit us at FAKUMA 2023 from October 17 - 21 in hall A, booth 4111. For more information, please visit: http://fakuma.plastic-decoration.com/en
KURZ presents: Our Pioneering Diffractive Tax Stamp Paper
This autumn LEONHARD KURZ is once again offering groundbreaking innovations for you. Seize the opportunity and discover our new diffractive tax stamp paper, from October 2nd to 10th at the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum 2023. Our experts at booth C6 will introduce you to all the benefits and applications of our proprietary security technology. Additionally, you can look forward to an exciting presentation by our tax stamp expert Thomas Brücklmeier on the topic of diffractive tax stamps. Register here..
Sparkling Design Relaunch for Flensburger Beer Labels: Contemporary and Sustainable Combined
The popular North German brewery had clear requirements for the relaunch of their well-known label design: It had to be contemporary and sustainable. In collaboration with our innovative cold transfer finishing technology, ECOFIN®, and the renowned Ellerhold Glücksburg GmbH printing company, Flensburger quickly found suitable partners to usher in a new era in product design, together with the creative team at designbüro.hamburg.
Through a more modern and clearer design, as well as the use of fascinating gold and silver tones, they successfully made Flensburger's brand image more open and fresh. Learn more about this exciting project in our case study.
New Cosmetic Packaging Series with TRUSTSEAL® SFX and Lenses from LEONHARD KURZ at Labelexpo 2023
How does a product attract attention and stand out from a mass of similar products? The unique embellishment with TRUSTSEAL® SFX and TRUSTSEAL® lenses makes it possible. With unexpected holographic 3D effects without material deformation, fascinating product highlights with a recognition effect can be created. Visit us at Labelexpo in Brussels from September 11 to 14, 2023, at booth 4C45 to learn more and discover other highlights from us! Find out more here.
Thermal Transfer (R)Evolution: KURZ Initiates a New Era of Thermal Transfer Printing at Labelexpo!
Discover the future of thermal transfer printing at Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels! From September 11th to 14th, LEONHARD KURZ presents the (R)Evolution of thermal transfer printing. Visit us at booth 4B61 and experience the diversity of KURZ Thermal Transfer Ribbons in all their design and security aspects up close. With brilliant colors, holographic effects, and effective protection against counterfeiting - your brand deserves the best! Learn more at: labelexpo.ttr-kurz.de/en
Sustainability Rating: KURZ Receives Silver Medal
KURZ once again demonstrates consistent commitment to environmental protection and responsible management of people and resources. In the latest rating by the renowned assessment agency EcoVadis, we have been awarded the silver medal, placing us among the top 25 percent of all assessed companies! To learn more about EcoVadis' assessment in the categories of 'Environment, ' 'Labor & Human Rights, ' 'Ethics, ' and 'Sustainable Procurement, ' as well as the results achieved by KURZ, please refer to our press release.
SCRIBOS: Comprehensive protection for premium oysters
Top quality demands top security. The oysters from the French region of Marennes Oléron are known worldwide as a particularly exquisite delicacy. In order to ensure a correspondingly high level of product security and tamper protection, the Groupement Qualité Huitres Marennes Oléron (GQHMO) relies on innovative solutions from the KURZ Group. Going forward, security labels with the ValiGate® Direct Print solution and the digital platform SCRIBOS 360 from KURZ subsidiary SCRIBOS will be used. Read more about the project in our press release.
The Revolution Takes Its Next Step: RECOSYS 2.0
We proudly present RECOSYS® 2.0 - the evolution of our groundbreaking recycling system for PET transfer materials. For the first time, customers can reduce their Scope-3 emissions by up to 90 percent! And it requires minimal effort: Instead of disposing of their surplus carrier material, they can return it to our KURZ recycling system, where it is processed into high-quality recycled PET (rPET) and finds its way back into the circular economy. As a sustainable raw material, rPET is ideal for the production of plastic bottles, packaging, and much more. Moreover, the application spectrum of RECOSYS® 2.0 has expanded, allowing for an even wider range of KURZ products to be recycled. Be a pioneer in the packaging industry and actively shape a better future with LEONHARD KURZ. Together, we are creating a world where sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand.
Learn more about RECOSYS® 2.0 here. Secure your exclusive participation now.
KURZ and EUREKA Package Creativity
(H)EUREKA! We make creativity tangible. Together with EUREKA - a company from Nuremberg (Germany) - we developed an extraordinary label and packaging concept for a wine spritzer series. The result: Highlight finishes ensure a unique unboxing experience for customers. Read more about this innovative project, which was realized with the DM-SMARTLINER and DM-UNILINER 2D in our case study.
interpack 2023: LEONHARD KURZ Inspires with New Sustainability Solutions
After a long Covid break, we finally we want to welcome you at the interpackInterpack in Düsseldorf (Germany) – the world’s largest packaging trade fair. From May 4th to 10th 2023 we will present sustainable approaches for the future-orientated circular economy, converting resources, digital technologies, as well as product security. True to our motto ‘making every product unique’ we will show you environmentally safe processes, new machine technologies, and innovative finishing solutions. Look forward to our exhibition highlights including:
- RECOSYS® 2.0: The development of our PET recycling system
- DM-SMARTLINER: Digital metallizations for decorative customer requests
- MPRINT: Innovative digital printing solutions of our subsidiary
- NFT & Block chain: KURZ DIGITAL inspires with new solutions
Keeping your supply chains safe: KURZ TYPOFOL shows innovative labeling solutions at LogiMAT
At the interface between packaging and logistics, product labeling is an important link that creates the basis for smooth processes. Visit us at LogiMAT and discover how our smart innovations revolutionize thermal transfer printing: With TTR Unique UV and TTR Unique VEROSPEC®, cost-efficient and reliable identification plus seamless product tracking become possible.
Exclusive KURZ Textile Trends
Brilliant colors, glossy metallizations, diffractive effects: Discover the design highlights of tomorrow’s textile world today and stay one step ahead of the competition! Our trend team, which has already won several prestigious design awards, provides inspiration for breathtaking textile finishings with the current edition of the exclusive ‘View What’s Next’ booklet. Keen to discover more? Then book a presentation appointment with our textile product manager to find out all about future trends in textile finishing.
LEONHARD KURZ and Kimberly-Clark Professional awarded: IMDA Award 2022 for innovative hygiene dispenser design
Economical and sustainable finishing that provide holistic support for our customers and their value chain – that’s what LEONHARD KURZ stands for. The jury of the IMDA (In-Mold Decoration Association, USA) confirmed our pioneering position in innovative designs plus manufacturing processes with the award in the ‘Best Use of IMD for Consumer Goods / Durable Products’ category. This award honors our KURZ front panel design concept for the latest Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalTM hygiene dispenser series. The concept convinced the jury with a unique combination of fine steel and future-orientated IMD technology. Read more about our award-winning partner project with Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalTM in our case study.
SCRIBOS and HP Indigo Combine Their Expertise
No chance for plagiarism! KURZ subsidiary SCRIBOS and HP Indigo, one of the leading suppliers of digital printing solutions and presses, will in future jointly strengthen the frontline against counterfeiting activities. SCRIBOS now offers a plug-in for HP Indigo software and presses. This enables copy-protected ValiGate® QR codes, also developed by SCRIBOS, to be created and printed quickly and efficiently. Originals and counterfeits can thus be reliably identified at any time. In addition, digital twins and protected serial numbers prevent counterfeiting. Learn more now!
Pioneering Packaging Design from Bella Italia
Together with graphic designer Paolo Proserpio, the Italian cosmetics manufacturer PUPA Milano has designed a truly breathtaking concept set - pushing the boundaries of modern finishing processes to the extreme. The end result is a real work of art and a trailblazer for a new way to think about branded packaging - implemented with our DM-SMARTLINER digital metallization unit, among other things. You can find out more about the LET’S MAKEUP! concept set in our case study.
‘Unleash the Italian Allegria!’ - Chocolate Bars as Collectors’ Items
‘Unleash the Italian Allegria!’ is the slogan printed on the 2022 special editions of the chocolate manufacturer Venchi. Once a year, the tradition-rich company from Castelletto Stura produces very special bars with designs which reflect the soul of the company and the typical Italian attitude to life – La Dolce Vita – both in terms of taste and packaging. A perfect job for the Italian KURZ subsidiary LUXORO and the DM-SMARTLINER – and an exciting case study to boot!
Pure luxury: Impressive Cover Design for Formes de Luxe
This fall, we had the honorable task of helping to shape the cover of the leading luxury packaging magazine Formes de Luxe. The issue was published in the run-up to the LUXE PACK Monaco trade fair for creative luxury goods packaging, and the cover was intended to capture the elegant character of the renowned event. In cooperation with the Edelmann Group, KURZ subsidiary Steinemann DPE, and designer Georg Plass, KURZ created an extraordinary design with tactile 3D finishing, which was realized with the DM-MAXLINER 3D using digital printing. You can find out more about the ambitious project in our case study.
Excellence Award for KURZ
On December 6th, KURZ was presented with the ‘Innovation in Holographic Technology’ Award for the unique KINEGRAM DYNAMIC® technology. Conferred by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, this award acknowledges the outstanding capacity of KINEGRAM DYNAMIC® to secure banknotes by a combination of several disparate technologies – creating features that are unparalleled in the world of banknote protection.
Unlimited Design Variety with the DM-SMARTLINER
Whether elegant metallization or customer-specific hologram designs - the DM-SMARTLINER gives every packaging that certain something and transforms every printed product into a real eye-catcher. The digital finishing unit was added to the portfolio of the full-service provider DIN Impresores several months ago and enables the print shop to implement even the most unusual customer requirements. Find out more about the strengths of the DM-SMARTLINER in our case study.
Algerian Banknotes with KURZ Technology
This November, the Banque d’Algérie issued new 2000 Dinar banknotes with a special motif commemorating 60 years of Algerian independence. The novel KURZ THREAD, equipped with an eye-catching, intuitive FLUX movement effect, protects the banknotes against counterfeiting. The green and silver security thread harmonizes with the banknote design and echoes the colors of the national flag. The Algerian 2000 Dinar is the latest industrially produced banknote with a KURZ THREAD. Read more.
KURZ Technology for New Egyptian Banknote
In July 2022, the Central Bank of Egypt issued a new 10 Pounds banknote, which is secured against counterfeiting with a gold and silver KINEGRAM COLORS® Patch from KURZ. This unique technology, which also protects the English pound sterling banknotes, enables diffractive security features to be enhanced with multiple colors that are perfectly registered to the partial metallization. Get more information here.
TRUSTECH in Paris: KURZ and OVD KINEGRAM will be there
An event that no payment, identification, or security professional should miss: At this year’s ‘Global Event for Innovative Payments and Identification Solutions’ in Paris, we will present our latest innovations in card technology as well as visual security solutions for ID cards. Meet KURZ and its subsidiary OVD KINEGRAM live at TRUSTECH between November 29th and December 1st.
- Learn more about our renowned security features and digital security solutions
- Discover the new trend colors for magnetic stripes for an even better card design
- Get to know our new colored KINEGRAM® with FRONTCOLOR technology
- Find out more about OVD KINEGRAM, the inventor and most successful innovator of visual security solutions for ID cards
We are looking forward to meeting you in person at TRUSTECH 2022, discussing the newest security solutions of KURZ and OVD KINEGRAM.
Even More Visibility with Our Redesigned Website
Clearer, faster, more convenient: To make it even easier for you to find the right solution in our extensive portfolio, we have redesigned several areas of our website for you. The ‘Hot stamping' section now offers an optimized overview of the various finishing types - from glossy and metallized, through matte and pigmented, to diffractive. In the ‘Digital transfer" section, both label and packaging manufacturers can find their way around immediately and directly choose their desired finishing type. Click here now!
Sustainability Rating: KURZ with Top Score
KURZ’s sustainability strategy has received the bronze medal in the EcoVadis ‘Sustainability Assessment Report.’ The renowned provider of sustainability ratings has examined the four dimensions of ‘Environment, ’ ‘Labor and Human Rights, ’ ‘Ethics, ’ and ‘Sustainable Procurement.’ KURZ achieved above-average scores, putting itself at the top of the ranking. In our detailed press release, you can find out more about EcoVadis, the analysis, and its significance for KURZ.
Visit the new website of OVD Kinegram!
Member of the KURZ Group OVD Kinegram is the world’s primary provider of physical and digital security solutions for protecting identities. Find out why on our new website which has just been launched!
OVD Kinegram’s proprietary KINEGRAM® technology is the global reference in securing passports, ID cards, visas or other government issue documents. Together with KURZ Digital, OVD Kinegram also provides innovative digital products for identity verification.
Visit the new website today to learn all about OVD Kinegram’s portfolio of security solutions!
KURZ and SCRIBOS Digital Product Passport at Fachpack 2022
How can manufacturers provide their products with a sustainability certificate that contains information on the CO2 footprint, raw materials used and recyclability – and also reliably combat counterfeiting? LEONHARD KURZ and SCRIBOS will be presenting the perfect solution at Fachpack 2022 in Nuremberg. From 27 to 29 September, we will be presenting the Digital Product Passport at Stand 7A-329. Visit us and find out more about the new solution and its added value, as well as the other highlights from our portfolio! Find out more
Appealing to All Senses: Elegant Iced Tea Design Courtesy of LUMAFIN®
With its fresh iced tea creations, the young brand tea amo wants to entice connoisseurs – not only with their products’ flavors but also with their unique designs. tea amo uses our unique LUMAFIN® hot-stamping formulation to finish its labels. The translucent decor meets all the expectations of the creative heads behind the concept by brightening up the colors of the underprinted design and giving them special visual depth. Read our case study to learn more about aluminum-free decoration.
Better Product Protection for the Cannabis Industry with KURZ
Reliable first-opening protection, precise traceability, dependable authenticity verification: With our security labels, we create added value for brand owners and consumers – for example, in the cannabis industry. We will be presenting our advanced solutions on July 19 and 20 in Berlin at the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), a B2B trade fair. Visit us at stand 116 and find out how we, together with our subsidiary SCRIBOS, can offer you real added value through our tamper-evident labels with OVD technology (Optically Variable Device) and ValiGate® seal! Find out more.
TRUSTCONCEPT® Labels Deliver Impressive Test Performance
Recent studies show that TRUSTCONCEPT® security labels do not influence the recyclability of paper and cardboard packaging. Our PET and paper labels delivered a great performance and impressive results across the board in tests performed by Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) and Ingede e. V. The strong results clearly show that TRUSTCONCEPT® labels reliably protect against manipulation and offer lasting added value. You can read more about the studies in our press release.
We Will Open Our Doors Exclusively for You!
What’s in store for the future of sustainable, advanced packaging and labeling? We will be demonstrating the answer at our major in-house trade fair, KURZ LABEL WEEKS, from June 20 to October 28, 2022 – live at the premises of our company headquarters in Fürth (Germany). Discover resource-saving finishing processes, find out about innovative security labels, and experience our digital printing, hot stamping, and cold transfer machines in action. Book your personal appointment now!
DISTORUN® Module Optimizes Cold Transfer
Efficient, sustainable, and economically viable: Our DISTORUN® BUILT-ON cold transfer module lets you save costs and resources – without compromising on design. The foil-saving unit, which can be used to create single-image and continuous designs, makes it possible to utilize ununsed surfaces areas on previously processed transfer products. This means that you can use each roll several times – in the spirit of sustainability. And best of all, you can easily connect the module to your printing press. Find out more on our landing page DISTORUN®.
Discover Our New Color Generator and Sustainable Carriers for Magnetic Strips
Magnetic strips play an important role in securing data, including on credit and customer cards. Despite the serious scope of application, you get to enjoy complete freedom of design. See for yourself with our new card configurator! From colored to metallized, you’ll get to discover our full range of colors under the theme ‘Open Up the World of Colors’. We’re also showing you a new and sustainable card production alternative: NVLine Magnetics®. Read more.
So, rethink your product and join us in breaking new ground in card technology!
Licensing Expo 2022 in Las Vegas: LEONHARD KURZ Presents Brand Protection Solutions Live
At this year’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, we will be presenting innovative and pioneering solutions for brand protection and license management. The brand new security labels developed together with our subsidiary SCRIBOS offer reliable tamper protection, convenient process management, and added value for end users. At our trade fair stand B216, interested visitors will learn everything there is to know about the tried-and-tested TRUSTCONCEPT® and the additional ValiGate® security features. It’s worth stopping by!
Information on the KURZ trade fair stand from May 24 to 27 in Las Vegas and the sustainable solutions presented there can be found here.
More Security for Tax Stamps with Visual and Digital Security Elements from LEONHARD KURZ
Interested in reliable tamper protection for tax stamps? And printing them cost-effectively in the industry standard? At the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum in Malta, you can find out how we are setting new standards in tax stamp production and security with the combination of our proven TRUSTSEAL® technology, a copy-protected ValiGate® structure, and the Visible Digital Seal (VDS). Save the date: May 16–18, LEONHARD KURZ, Stand C7!
You want to know more about the topic? Read more.
TRUSTSEAL® SFX Makes Apulian Oil Shine
To mark the 100th anniversary of wine and oil producer Varvaglione, our Italian partner LUXORO created a sophisticated and exciting design that reflects the product in a unique way. The golden droplet effects created with our TRUSTSEAL® SFX single-image application not only harmonize wonderfully with the character and look of the Apulian gold, but also create a spectacular 3D effect on the completely flat label. Read more about the origin of the design and our almost magical hologram effects in our case study.
Joining Forces with Johnnie Walker: LEONHARD KURZ Perfectly Showcases Fine Whiskey
Johnnie Walker is another well-known brand in our portfolio that relies on the unique quality and variety of our surface decorations. The Scottish whiskey manufacturer uses luxurious shades for the packaging of its special edition ‘Masters of Flavour’, and rounds off the harmonious packaging concept with KURZ hot stamping in attractive champagne gold. This is where the diversity of our applications couldn’t be any more obvious: Not only the decanter, but also the wooden outer packaging, as well as the business cards could be effortlessly decorated with the KURZ surface finishing - despite different substrates and different requirements. Learn more about the full Diageo, Baccarat, and Segede case study here, and be inspired by the design of the 48-year-old whiskey.
KURZ Makes Brand and Product Protection even ‘Greener’
Sustainable solutions are more in demand than ever to counteract advancing climate change. KURZ has been committed to environmental and climate protection for decades and now also promotes this idea with ‘greener’ security labels. Depending on customer requirements, the thin-film technology company can provide paper- as well as plastic-based labels – both of which have always formed an important building block in the TRUSTCONCEPT®brand portfolio – with security elements in a significantly more environmentally friendly manner. Above all, the source and value chain of the materials used offer great optimization potential in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Over the past few months, a total of five new ‘Eco Label’ demo variants have been created, which will enable customers to make their products more sustainablein the future – without sacrificing the high-security features they rely on. We are also happy to use the substrate of your choice for a sustainable security solution.
Read more in our press release.