More than 30 impulse and short lectures,18 company tours as well as 21 live demonstrations at the in-house excimer laboratory system and simulations of the UV measuring device UV Analyzer, a multifunctional in-house developed champagne packaging and a Swabian wine village - these were the eleventh UV Days of IST METZ, market leader in the field of UV and LED curing systems. "We are pleased about the great success of the eleventh edition of our in-house exhibition - especially after the pandemic-related break of several years. With around 1,000 visitors and 40 exhibitors, UV Days was nearly as well attended and as broad in terms of applications as before the break," said Tim Sterbak, managing director of IST METZ GmbH & Co. KG.
Together with PrintCity Allianz and Benz Catering, IST METZ has developed an outer packaging for the sparkling wine bottles from Germany's oldest sparkling wine producer, Kessler. The high-quality produced and finished packaging experiences a double benefit in that it can be further used as a bottle cooler. The outer packaging was designed as a container for the transport and presentation of sparkling wine from Kessler in Esslingen am Neckar. The packaging is designed as a two-part box, so that after transporting it can also be used for attractive presentation of the bottle at the table. The special feature here is an integrated cooling system consisting of a cardboard container that can be filled with ice and is made of water-repellent coated material. This means that the bottle can remain at the table and is cooled at the same time.
Industry partners enrich UV Days
With ten industry partners, industrial applications were particularly well represented at this year's UV Days. Even outside the printing industry, the possible applications of optical systems are almost limitless. Therefore, IST METZ offers customized systems and solutions as well as professional support and laboratory services with UV, LED and excimer systems for industrial applications. IST METZ systems are used in the processing of materials such as glass, plastic or wood and wood-based materials.