IST METZ celebrates 40th anniversary

For more than four decades, IST METZ has been manufacturing presses and coatings for UV and UV curing. Nürtingen’s mechanical engineer will celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 15, 2017, during its in-house exhibition UV Days.

On May 15, the management of IST METZ invites employees, customers, exhibitors and partners to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Since its launch in 2002, the UV Days event has become the world’s largest in-house exhibition for UV and LED technology. With over 800 visitors from all over the world and more than 45 renowned exhibitors and industry partners, Nürtingen becomes one of the centres of the printing industry every two years.

The excellent curing properties of inks and varnishes under UV light were discovered in the late 1960s. IST METZ was founded in 1977 and developed early UV systems for curing varnishes on furniture. IST METZ has developed from a niche business to a globally operating group of companies.

The products are used in printing presses, but also for curing coatings on automotive parts or small parts for cosmetics. UV technology from IST METZ works well in numerous other industries that demand rapid production, immediate further processing and extremely high-quality coatings.