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KURZ presents design and process innovations at a virtual trade fair booth

Fuerth/Germany, 02/06/2020: KURZ will be taking part in the KUNSTSTOFF MAGAZIN world & conference, the German virtual trade fair and interactive conference for the plastics industry. The company will be presenting new solutions for decorative and functional surfaces at the digital trade fair from June 17 to July 3.


In-mold decoration of household appliances: Swiss manufacturer V-ZUG AG implements sustainable series production with three partners

Fuerth/Germany, 11/05/2020: Using the know-how from four industries to drive innovation in the area of household appliances: that was the objective of the Swiss kitchen specialist V-ZUG AG when it took three companies on board for a joint project. Included were the coating specialist Leonhard Kurz in Fürth, Germany, the injection molding experts at A. & J. Stöckli AG in Switzerland, and the machinery maker KraussMaffei in Munich, Germany. Their task: to create a new look for the control panel of V-ZUG's new premium oven. As already customary in the automotive industry, the aim was to visually enhance the panel while at the same time making it more efficient to produce.


Leonhard Kurz wins Red Dot Award for excellent product design

Fuerth/Germany, 22/04/2020: A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) concept for an automotive display panel from Leonhard Kurz was awarded the 2020 Red Dot Award for good design. The HMI concept received the award in the product design competition and in the automotive category. The special feature of the HMI instrument panel is its almost one meter wide single-image design produced by means of the IMD (In-Mold decoration) process. The panel presents a detail-rich surface design into which touch and light functions have been embedded.


Complete process solutions for efficient and sustainable print finishing

Fuerth/Germany, 24/02/2020: Concentrating on the theme 'Making every product unique', Leonhard Kurz will present complete process solutions for print finishing at drupa 2020. The focus will be on new, efficient and process-optimized ways to create unique esthetics.

In the field of digital finishing, Kurz will present comprehensive system solutions for a wide range of applications and demonstrate the capabilities of its machine program for sheet and roll production. The exhibited products include the latest generation of the DM-Jetliner transfer unit with its new functionality. What's more, Steinemann DPE, the newest member of the Kurz family, will also be presented for the first time.


Electricity directly from an open-air solar photovoltaic system to the Leonhard Kurz plant

Sulzbach-Rosenberg/Hahnbach/Germany, 05/12/2019: In order to secure mid- and long-term competitiveness and jobs while, at the same time, significantly cutting carbon dioxide emissions, the Leonhard Kurz company plans to largely cover the energy needs of the plant in Sulzbach-Rosenberg with an open-air photovoltaic system. It is planned for the area of Hahnbach on an open space of 14.5 hectares, about 700 meters north of federal highway 14 on the von der Vogelloh to Süß road. During a walk-through, Kurz employees provided Mayor Bernhard Lindner and the local council with detailed information on the project.


Leonhard Kurz wins Red Dot Award for packing design

Fuerth/Germany, 04/11/2019: The fourth edition of the ‛Box in Box' packaging collection from Leonhard Kurz has been awarded a Red Dot Award for good design. The design box set won the coveted prize in the Packaging Design category of the Red Dot Award: Brands and Communication Design 2019. Over several days, the jury intensively assessed, discussed, and evaluated a total of 8, 697 international submissions to the competition before awarding prizes to the best. The award ceremony took place on the first of November at Designers' Night at ewerk, Berlin, where the designers of the award-winning Box in Box, Annie Kuschel and Julia König, received their certificate.


Leonhard Kurz at K 2019 with strong partners

Fuerth/Germany, 09/09/2019: Leonhard Kurz, together with its industry partners, will be presenting the latest developments in its decoration processes at the K 2019 plastics trade fair. At the trade fair booths of three injection molding machine manufacturers who provide the necessary high-performance machines and automation technology for these processes, there will be live demonstrations of rationalized and optimized processes for Kurz plastics decoration and sensor integration.


Kurz cold foil passes deinking test with distinction

Fuerth/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.