KURZ Press Releases

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 cre-ates 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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Striking a chord

Fürth/Germany, 7 November 2016: A trade-fair stand full of innovations, fascinating topics in tune with the times and enthusiastic visitors, some of whom had to fight for a place at the machines and exhibits - such was the scene at decoration specialist Leonhard Kurz's stand at the plastics trade fair K 2016 in Düsseldorf.

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New design effects using in-mold decoration

Fürth/Germany, 17 October 2016: Leonhard Kurz will be demonstrating its high-performance and sophisticated IMD (In-Mold Decoration) technology at K 2016 in Düsseldorf. On display will be plastic door trims from the automotive sector that have been decorated by means of the IMD process. The distinctive feature of these components is the multiple design effects that reflect current design trends.

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In-mold decoration for composite fiber components

Fürth/Germany, 10 October 2016: Hybrid lightweight construction using fiber-reinforced plastics is growing in importance in automotive manufacturing, and is also a future-oriented technology for other industrial components, for example in the consumer electronics area. A currently established method of manufacturing composite fiber components is the hybrid molding process in which the forming and overmolding of the semi-finished composite occurs in a single injection molding cycle. Leonhard Kurz, in collaboration with Bond Laminates and Engel Austria, has developed a process that enables the component to also be decorated in the same processing step.

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New decoration technology for more design freedom

Fuerth/Germany, 4 October 2016: Whether it is cars, furniture, household appli-ances or consumer electronics, the consumers of today want to help create the look of the end-product by selecting color designs and surface structures, thereby expressing their own personal style. Industry is responding to this growing trend with short run items, customization options, and customizable product elements. The new IPD-Skin (Individual Post Decoration) decoration technology technology enables these requirements to be fulfilled in an economical manner.

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New decoration technologies for plastic surfaces

Fürth/Germany, 26 September 2016: Leonhard Kurz has been broadening its range of coating technologies and at K 2016 will be exhibiting its latest decoration solutions for the automotive, consumer electronics and home appliances sectors. The new IPD-Skin (Individual Post Decoration) process will be demonstrated live on a thermoforming machine from Niebling at the Kurz booth A 19 in Hall 5.

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Series production of decorated plastic parts with
integrated sensor

Fürth/Germany, 21 September 2016: There is an increasing trend towards replacing mechanical knobs, buttons and switches in cars, household appliances and consumer electronic devices. Touch panels and displays with sensor technology are on the rise. In response to this megatrend, Leonhard Kurz has developed series-production ready solutions for the manufacture of decorated plastic components with embedded sensors.

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New design options for automotive lighting

Fürth/Germany, 14 September 2016: A refined burl wood, cool chrome or elegant piano black look by day, mood lighting at night - Leonhard Kurz, one of the world's largest suppliers of decoration solutions for the automotive sector, has developed novel lighting design solutions that give automotive interiors a special ambience. In doing so, the company has responded to the growing trend for individualization.


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