UV technology for the finishing of plastics

Products from the IST METZ Group allow you to coat, bond or metallise plastics.

Solvent-based, solvent-free or water-based UV varnishes are used for coating purposes. UV systems allow special effects to be achieved such as an eye-catching high-gloss finish. Both conventional UV systems and LED UV units are suitable for curing cationic, radical or dual-cure adhesives. From spot bonding to large-area adhesion, these systems can be used for a wide variety of applications.

UV curing systems for industrial applications and converting

Application examples

  • Headlamp lenses
  • Automobile interiors
  • Household appliances
  • Flowerpots
  • Housings for mobile phones
  • Crash helmets
  • Optical films
  • Cannulas
  • Optical lenses
  • Boat building
  • Thermostats
  • Displays
  • Circuit boards
  • Computer chips
  • Smart Cards


PVD (physical vapour deposition) allows plastic to be metallised in a vacuum chamber. UV systems may also be used during this process to cure a UV primer or a UV top coat.

Application examples

  • Reflectors
  • Cases for cosmetics
  • Automobile interiors
  • Automobile exteriors


For the converting sector we offer UV systems for UV siliconisation, cross-linking of Hotmelt acrylates and for varnishing PVC flooring and decorative foils. For varnishing PVC flooring (working widths up to five metres) and decorative foils there are UV systems with possible adjustment of the gloss level when using 100% UV coating systems. For the curing of UV silicones and varnishes there are also inert solutions available.

Application examples

  • PVC flooring
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Decorative foils, e.g. for furniture
  • Medical tapes
  • Adhesives
  • Siliconisation
  • Hotmelt acrylates