At the UV Days, which took place from 13 to 16 May in Nürtingen, organizer IST Metz welcomed over 1300 guests and 55 exhibitors from a total of 46 countries.

Over 30 impulse and short presentations, 16 live print demonstrations on the company’s own sheetfed offset press, 8 live demonstrations on the narrow web press and three different print jobs – these were the ninth UV Days of IST Metz, world market leader in UV and LED curing systems. “We are delighted with the great success of the ninth edition of our in-house exhibition. With more than 1300 visitors and 55 exhibitors, the UV Days were more well-attended and more diversified than ever before in terms of application technology,” says Christian-Marius Metz, CEO of IST Metz GmbH.

PadBook – premium package with added value

Highlight among the print jobs was the PadBook – a highly refined and sustainably produced and usable multifunctional packaging. The fold-out folder serves as a mobile and compact office and contains holders for a writing pad, business cards, pens and storage space for tablet accessories such as charging cables and plugs. The magnetic closure of the folder allows the entire office equipment to be securely stowed and transported. In addition to that, the PadBook can also be folded to create a tablet holder. During the in-house exhibition, visitors could traditionally have the print gimmick personalized by the Ludwigsburg type artist Sigrid Artmann with UV varnish or by means of modern laser engraving by exhibitor Polar Mohr.

Industry partners enrich UV Days

With 13 industrial partners, industrial applications were represented more strongly than ever before at the UV Days. Even outside the printing industry, the application possibilities for optical systems are almost limitless. That’s why IST offers tailor-made 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 for processing materials such as glass, plastics, wood and wood-based materials. At the in-house exhibition, IST Metz presented its new Excimer laboratory system for the first time in daily live demonstrations.