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We have bundled together a very interesting info pack so that you don't miss out on our spectacular innovations. In four free webinars starting on October 21, 2020, we will be presenting the latest developments from the field of Plastic Decoration. They will include a world first, IMD PUR, prize-winning HMI concepts, and much more. Register now for our workshops!
- 'IMD PUR – global innovation for automotive surface design', 10/21/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructor: Fabian Bürkel
- 'FFB (Functional Foil Bonding) – sensor integration with high precision', 10/28/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructor: Dr. Wolfgang Clemens,
- 'Innovative HMI solutions by integrating metal mesh sensors into plastic surfaces', 11/11/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructor: Jörg Stierand
- 'Making every product unique – home appliances decoration & function', 11/18/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructors: Steven Hirschberg & Johannes Schad
ABC Award 2020 for the 'Iconic Space Grille'
Having pocketed the ABC Award 2020, KURZ again proves that we are a leading design specialist in the automobile industry. Our futuristic 'Iconic Space Grille' opens a new chapter in future automotive design. To find out which of our fantastic ideas won over the jury of the internationally renowned ABC Awards, continue reading here.
'Recyclability of Finished Packaging' Web Seminar
The importance of sustainability and sustainable production has continued to grow in almost all areas and industries in recent years. In our web seminar 'How KURZ hot and cold stamping products optimize the recyclability of your packaging', KURZ recycling expert Dr. Markus von Beyer, shares with you how decorated packaging can be recycled. He will face sustainable questions like: What actually remains on the product after hot stamping? Or after finishing with cold transfer? And does this affect the recycling process? Let's start and learn more about your sustainable design possibilities together.
KURZ Becomes an INGEDE Partner
Sustainability is in vogue. But unlike many others, KURZ can look back on decades of environmental advocacy. And our new partnership with INGEDE furthermore emphasizes that we do not resort to half measures. We are teaming up to advance the recycling of cardboard and paper products. Our hot- and cold-transfer finishing for the graphics industry paves the way: it is easily washed out in the deinking process, and does not affect the paper recycling stream.
Find out more about our sustainability concepts for the graphics industry here.
KURZ in the Fast Lane: Red Dot Award 2020
KURZ and the automotive industry have much more in common than just shared projects. We also share the same philosophy as our long-term partners: A passion and a vision for the mobility of the future. The jury of the Red Dot Awards 2020 confirmed that this is a successful path. It honored our trendsetting instrument panel with its exclusive HMI concept in the Automotive Interior category. Learn more about the elegant design with capacitive sensor technology at www.plastic-decoration.com.
TRUSTSEAL® SFX – The Stage is Yours!
Fans of spectacular designs listen up: Our unique 3D effect TRUSTSEAL® SFX enthralls with a new performance. Find all the information about our eye-catching optical effect here. Technical background knowledge and brilliant case studies give an idea of how to make your product the center of interest with our TRUSTSEAL® SFX decoration opportunities.
Learn more about our decoration alternatives for the graphic industry at www.kurz-graphics.com.
Award-winning Packaging Design: Red Dot Design Award 2019
That KURZ is one of the world's leading experts in surface finishing has now been confirmed by the jury of the Red Dot Design Awards 2019: Our KURZ 'Box in Box' Edition 4 took the top spot in the Packaging Design category of these internationally renowned awards. The sample collection contains examples of innovative packaging decoration with newly developed color trends, elegant textures, and gloss effects.
Certified Composting of Refined Packagings
A future without sustainability is unthinkable for Leonhard Kurz. DIN CERTCO certifies our striving for clean disposal and has certified our LUXOR® MTS 220 hot stamping foil according to DIN EN 13432. With this foil, recyclable papers and cardboard that have been decorated with our surface finish can easily be composted and returned to the natural cycle.
KURZ introduces foil metallization solutions for HP Indigo digital printing
The KURZ DM-Jetliner®, a digital pre-print foil unit integrated with the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press and additional narrow-web models, simplifies the production of high-value labels with metallic effects in one pass, on a wide range of substrates, all at full press speed.
For commercial printing, a new version of the DM-Luxliner can be used off-line for HP Indigo B2 sheet-fed presses including the HP Indigo 12000 HD, HP Indigo 12000 and HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press.
To see these special design effects for yourself, visit www.kurz-graphics.com/digital-transfer/dm-jetliner.
World Market Leader 2018
KURZ is the world leader in hot stamping and coating technology. This is confirmed by the current World Market Leader Index of Henri B. Meier Entrepreneur School at the University of St. Gallen and the Academy of German World Market Leaders (ADWM).
Commemorative Banknote of the Year with KINEGRAM COLORS patch from KURZ
This year's High Security Printing Asia conference took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 3rd to 5th December 2018. The conference not only presented the latest techniques and technologies for the production and issue of banknotes and government documents across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, but also once again hosted the Regional Banknote Awards ceremony.
German Design Award 2019: Special Mention for Box in Box
The 3rd edition of the inspiring Box in Box, a sample collection of refined design boxes from KURZ, has been awarded the prestigious German Design Award 2019.
With the distinction Special Mention in Excellent Communications Design and Packaging, the inspiration box for creative packaging design has prevailed over a large field of international competitors: This year alone, the premium prize, which is highly regarded worldwide, attracted more than 5,400 entries. The jury praised the Box in Box, which LEONHARD KURZ publishes annually, as an "exciting concept that has been implemented with great success and makes you want to go on a voyage of discovery".
A great tribute to LEONHARD KURZ's design work.
Two designs plus functional integration in one shot
Read in the magazine Kunststoffe international 10/2018, how KURZ and KraussMaffei achieve an unprecedented level of IMD process rationalization.
Automotive Brand Contest Winner
LEONHARD KURZ has won the Future, Mobility and Parts category at the Automotive Brand Contest 2018 for its overall concept of an interactive, backlit door trim.
The innovative day-night design, inspired by nature and called Cloudy Feathers, boasts touch functionality realized by the capacitive POLY TC® touch sensors made by KURZ subsidiary PolyIC.
This award-winning design can be seen at the Fakuma Trade Fair from 16 to 20 October 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
TTR Unique VEROSPEC®
TTR Unique VEROSPEC® is based on a special coating, which can only be verified mechanically with the appropriate reader. The "fingerprint" is applied in the print of the label in one go and without extra effort.
TTR Unique VEROSPEC® combines the most important services for effective product protection with efficient processing in one innovative thermotransfer solution.
- Your product identification is very efficiently concealed
- Your identification is unique and forgery-proof
- Your security feature is machine readable
- Your identification is usable in court
Functional Foil Bonding
Functional Foil Bonding (FFB) is a patent-registered procedure for fully automatic, high precision integration of highly conductive, transparent PolyTC touch sensors for plastic parts:
- Transfer of a functional element to a substrate using pressure and heat
- Durable compound created by chemical bonding, without bubble formation due to any gas from the plastic substrate
- Integrated process, depending on geometry and size of component and sensor
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LIGHT LINE® Soccer - The New Kick in Decoration
Make your product fit for the kickoff! Our new, dynamic LIGHT LINE® Soccer design raises the pulse of soccer fans. In the process, the holographic effects can be used entirely flexibly for any type of printed product. In this way you can transform literally any product decoration
into a sure hit.
- Cold foil transfer or hot stamping foil
- Various color variants are possible
- Shim line free endless design
New website now also in Japanese
The new KURZ website is now also online in Japanese: www.kurzjapan.com
The KURZ product range, news, trade fair impressions, specialized technical knowledge, insights into industry applications – all this can now be found in Japanese. Our personal service is available as usual from KURZ JAPAN in Osaka and branch offices in Tokyo, plus at all our other worldwide locations.
KURZ at Munich Creative Business Week
In search of new trends LEONHARD KURZ promotes young talents. This year we are supporting graduates of the Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode/Designschule in Munich (German master school for fashion/design) with our brillant foil designs. Interested parties can admire their creations at the "Expeditions/Confessions" fashion show on March 3. Our clients can use this opportunity to learn about the workabillity, durability and brillance of our metal foils.
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