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9th UV Days event is a resounding success for the PrintCity Alliance
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PrintCity is more than pleased with the results of its participation in the 9th UV Days event held by Alliance member IST Metz. The seminars on the food safety aspects of premium finishing techniques were particularly well-attended
Food safety and premium finishing technique
In reviewing the 9th UV Days event, the PrintCity Alliance is very satisfied with its appearance at the in-house trade fair. In addition to the highly frequented booths, the seminars also attracted the interest of numerous visitors.
Food safety is becoming an increasingly critical issue, particularly in the wake of stricter legislation. The use of UV light is still often viewed critically, even though it is a widespread technology in the market. If the right materials and substrates are selected, and the packaging products used and handled properly, they fulfil all European and Swiss food safety regulations for indirect food contact.
The PrintCity Alliance took advantage of the opportunity to address this subject, presenting numerous samples and case studies on the event’s main stage. (Download PDF below)
IST Metz (UV curing systems), KAMA (cutting, stamping and gluing machines), LEONHARD KURZ (hot stamping and coating technology, holograms), Metsä Board (folding cartonboard), WEILBURGER Graphics (varnishes, adhesives and water-based flexo inks).
Follow-up report on the event: https://www.ist-uv.com/en/company/uv-days-2019/
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Tradition meets modernity
As a pioneer of UV technology, IST Metz has been setting standards in the printing industry for over 40 years. The company grounds of IST Metz GmbH in Nürtingen, Germany, were the hub of the printing industry again this year from 13-16 May under the motto “Tradition meets modernity”. The company welcomed 55 exhibitors and 1,300 visitors from 46 countries as its guests.
Seminars on food safety and print finishing techniques
Members of the PrintCity Alliance explain the environmental aspects of substrates, varnishes, hot stamping and coatings as used in UV applications.
Selecting the right materials, and combining them with the right applications and handling, is the key to success.
About IST METZ GmbH
IST Metz GmbH is an international, medium-sized systems manufacturer headquartered in Nürtingen, southern Germany, with 14 sales and service offices and over 500 employees worldwide. For over 40 years, the company has been manufacturing systems for curing print products and coatings with UV light for both sheetfed and web applications.
Additional specialties include LED development, products and retrofits, warm-air/infrared systems and comprehensive after sales business.
At its in-house UV/LED Transfer Center, IST Metz further offers an extensive range of training programmes and seminars.
About the PrintCity Alliance
PrintCity is a strategic alliance recognised as the “connection of competence” across the entire printing and packaging value chain, promoting the value of print and packaging.
In a dialogue with all stakeholders in the value chain, its objective is to promote and develop the value of print and packaging: brand owners – agencies and designers – printers, converters and finishers – suppliers.
Close collaboration between specialists enables members and project partners to implement highly demanding projects, pushing the limits of what is technically feasible and offering the market a comprehensive knowledge and competence base.
- We deliver value to customers by gathering and sharing leading global know-how within a network.
- We deliver knowledge via seminars, trade fairs, project studies, tutorials, publications and electronic platforms.
- We maximise synergies to develop our industry effectively and cost-efficiently.