29 April 2024

After a long break, the time has come again: drupa will take place in Düsseldorf from May 28 to June 7. UV system manufacturer IST METZ from Nürtingen, will celebrate a special milestone in the company's more than 45-year history this year.

While the first UV installation rolled off the production line in Nürtingen in 1977, this year marks a very special highlight for IST METZ and IST INTECH: Having grown to become one of the world market leaders in UV curing, we will be able to hand over the 100,000th curing device (UV, UV LED and Excimer) to a customer in the next few weeks. As luck would have it, this special date coincides with the drupa trade fair. We are not yet revealing what is planned for this occasion, but we will of course not let this success pass without a little happening.

What else do we have? On our 400 m², everything revolves around UV products that are essential and trendsetting for the print industry. In addition to UV lamps and UV LED systems, thermal drying solutions and excimer systems can be impressively experienced in action and a look at the future of printing can be taken.

Our team has come up with a special highlight: The Heidelberg Speedmaster CX104-6+LX3 will demonstrate to viewers three times a day, live and accompanied by media, how the use of UV lamp systems in packaging printing and UV LED systems in commercial printing are shaping today's print industry. The results will be vividly illustrated, as the specially developed print product can already be looked forward to.

The "HotSwap" product concept will also be a focal point of the IST trade fair stand. More flexibility for changeovers in sheetfed, web and narrow-web printing thanks to suitably equipped units make it possible to switch between UV lamps, UV LEDs or hybrids - depending on the job and the desired end product.

The product presentation is rounded off by the UV Analyzer measuring device. The combination of UV app (compatible for Android and iOS), measuring strips and Analyzer Stick offers a handy tool for quality assurance and documentation of common UV and LED systems.

And because our experience and expertise are already focused on the next generation of UV curing, we have also given our company image a bit of a makeover. Visitors can therefore look forward to the IST trade fair presentation under the heading "more than UV".