Leonhard Kurz organizes an “internal fair”


Leonhard Kurz has launched the Kurz Label Weeks, an “in-house show” which will continue until the end of October.

The thin-film technology specialist said he had been excited to meet with customers and industry contacts at Labelexpo in Brussels, but when the show was canceled he took advantage to “proactively react to the situation” with its own event.

Beginning last month and running through October 28 at its headquarters in Fürth, Germany, Kurz Label Weeks will see Leonhard Kurz and several affiliates showcasing products for the hot stamping, cold transfer and digital embellishment, as well as security labels and thermal transfer ribbons.

“On the one hand, our motivation was to bring the industry closer together and to meet the need for personal and direct exchange – not by camera and microphone, but face to face,” said Stéphane Royère, Head of Sector at packaging and printing business at Kurz.

“On the other hand, in the label and packaging industry, it often makes a huge difference whether you just hear and read something or experience it firsthand. Here I could cite as an example the live demonstration of a new machine.

The group held a virtual press conference last month to show off some of the kit that visitors can also physically view. Machines on display include the DM-Uniliner 2D from Kurz subsidiary MPrint and the new DM-Uniliner 3D from Kurz subsidiary Steinemann DPE.

Both machines are said to offer cost-effective and resource-efficient decoration, while the digital metallization units can be used independently of the existing printing system and process.

They also enable digital finishing in pre-print and post-print processing, “ensuring the greatest possible flexibility”.

The company said Print week the DM-Uniliner 3D was launched in early 2022 and is based on a modular concept. Reaching speeds of up to 100m/min and with “exceptional precision”, it is priced between €400,000 (£336,000) and €700,000 depending on configuration.

Also live at the show, Kurz dresses labels and packaging with, among other things, varnishing and metallization effects.

It also presents the monojet 324, a module developed by MPrint. This UV inkjet printing system is suitable for printing labels with QR codes or barcodes, batch numbers, etc.

An on-site demonstration shows how labels can be enhanced using the 324 monojet and the Distorun cold transfer unit, for example with unique 2D barcodes such as Kurz Digital’s Digital Product Passport or effects 3D shiny and metallic Trustseal SFX technology.

Kurz also offers a digital platform on which exhibited machines and products can be explored, an additional service for those who cannot travel to Fürth in person during the trade fair period.

The Kurz Group employs more than 5,500 people at more than 30 sites worldwide and produces to standardized quality and environmental standards in Europe, Asia and the United States. It has a worldwide network of subsidiaries, representatives and sales offices, including the local subsidiary Kurz UK.

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