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Future fashion trends at MCBW

Fürth, Germany, February 20, 2018: The upcoming generation of fashion designers presents its cutting-edge creations at this year's MCBW (Munich Creative Business Week). At the opening ceremony on May 3, graduates of the Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode/Designschule in Munich (German master school for fashion/design) are hosting a fashion show combining unexpected styles, colors, and materials in the BMW double cone building. Under the slogan "Expeditions/Confessions" they borrow from the work world to combine traditional fabrics with new materials, hard-wearing weaves with delicate cloth, and functional cuts with decorative details.

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Kurz cold foil passes deinking test with distinction

Fürth/Germany, 14 December 2017: INGEDE (the International Association of the Deinking Industry) has confirmed the flawless deinkability of a cold foil produced by Leonhard Kurz. The finishing foil, presented to the association by Kurz, passed the deinking test with a score of 100 out of 100 possible points. The deinking process led to a maximum removal of ink from the printing product, as well as upmost brightness. The best possible optical quality was achieved, which allows the deinked cardboard to be recycled without any problems.

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Creative light design for home appliances

Fürth/Germany, 12 October 2017: At this year's Fakuma, from 17-21 October in Friedrichshafen, Leonhard Kurz will be showing how home appliances are being turned into designer items. The specialist for decorative and functional surface coatings will present designer refrigerators with novel backlit front panels at Fakuma. There is an increasing trend towards integrating kitchens into living areas. As a result, the visual appearance of the kitchen interior is becoming ever more important. Kurz is responding to this trend with front panel designs for home appliances that are eye-catching in daylight and when backlit.

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Leonhard Kurz brings new colors into play

Fürth/Germany, 14 September 2017: At Luxe Pack in Monaco, current design and color trends will be front and center at the Leonhard Kurz booth. The company will present new and unusual colors for hot stamping enhancement.

In developing these color innovations, the Kurz design team has drawn from its latest trend analysis. The annual Kurz trend study, carried out with a trend agency, sifts through hip lifestyles and documents current trends. After categorizing five trends, designers have developed hot stamping foil colors which transmit an attitude to life, capture sentiments and reflect the zeitgeist.

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Surface design and coating technology innovations

Fürth/Germany, 29 August 2017: Leonhard Kurz will be presenting novel backlit surface designs at Fakuma 2017. Using an automotive door trim as an example, Kurz will demon-strate the use of variable partial backlighting to produce mood-setting day/night designs with color changes, color gradients and changing color intensities. Besides surface finishes, multi-colored designs with a special depth effect will be presented where the three-dimensional effect is especially striking as a result of the backlighting.

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Digital web-fed printing machine with integrated metallization unit

Fürth/Germany, 26 July 2017: Leonhard Kurz will present a world first at Labelexpo in Brussels from 25 - 28 September: the DM-Liner UV-Ink Built-in finishing station, integrated into a narrow-web printing and further processing machine.

This transfer station for digital metal foil from Kurz is a component of the new
Mlabel Generation 3 Mprint printing system which prints, finishes, punches and weeds labels. At the Kurz trade fair booth the full range of functionality of the Mlabel system will be demonstrated, including the trouble-free integration of the digital metal transfer step into the digital printing process.

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Peter Mühlfelder is a new board member of the International Currency Association

Fürth/Germany, 29 May 2017: Peter Mühlfelder, Head of Business Area Security at Leonhard Kurz, has been elected into the board of the International Currency Association (ICA). With two other newly appointed members, he will be part of the ICA's seven-person executive committee for the next two years.

Kurz, a leading supplier of foil-based security solutions for banknotes, is a founding member of the ICA, which was formally established in 2016.

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Sealing caps with electroplated look

Fürth/Germany, 26 April 2017: Leonhard Kurz has developed a new decoration method for plastic sealing caps, which enables true metal layers to be applied without electroplating. The patent-pending Kurz CAP-tivate Luxury process creates a high-gloss metallic finish that is very similar in appearance to electroplating. At the same time, it fulfills the very stringent chemical resistance requirements of, for example, the cosmetics industry.

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A sample says more than 1000 pictures

Fürth/Germany, 25 April 2017: Leonhard Kurz, a manufacturer of decorative and functional coatings, will be presenting Kurz Instant Prototyping, a new prototyping service for customers at Interpack in Düsseldorf from May fourth to tenth. Thanks to Kurz's expertise in stamping foil finishing, the instant prototyping service will be able to provide customers with custom decorated packaging or label samples - if necessary, within a single day.

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Exclusiveness on a roll

Fürth/Germany, 18 April 2017: Leonhard Kurz will be presenting its new foil transfer unit for digital metallization in a web-fed printing process at Interpack, from May fourth to tenth in Düsseldorf. The machine is a roll-to-roll version of the DM-Liner UV-Ink, which transfers metallizations to paper and plastic substrates using the inkjet process. Kurz developed this finishing station to enable the nar-row-web processing sector to also take advantage of all the possibilities offered by its digital metal transfer technology.

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Foil requirements calculation via mouse click

Fürth/Germany, 12 April 2017: Leonhard Kurz will be presenting its Foilconnect program for calculating foil requirements at this year's Interpack, from May fourth to tenth in Düsseldorf. The purpose of the program is to provide print finishers with a particularly fast and easy means of optimizing their hot stamping foil usage. To determine the foil requirements, a PDF file containing all the stamping designs is first uploaded. Next the machine specifications and stamping job details are entered and, a few clicks later, all the necessary information for efficient foil usage and machine setup are then obtained.

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