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Revolutionary technologies and automotive highlights demonstrated live: LEONHARD KURZ and ENGEL at K 2022

Fürth/Germany, September 19, 2022: When we think about the vehicle of tomorrow, we imagine futuristic exterior brand design, 3D lighting effects, and intelligent functions, even on the exterior. All of this is already possible today, as thin-film specialist LEONHARD KURZ will soon demonstrate in cooperation with machine manufacturer ENGEL. The experts in their respective fields have pooled their expertise and will be presenting a future-proof design concept for vehicle rear areas at the leading international plastics trade fair K in Düsseldorf from October 19 to 26, 2022.

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K 2022: KURZ and partners showcase innovative and sustainable complete solutions for surface finishing

Fürth/Germany, September 08, 2022: Innovations, new impetus, and sustainable solutions for global challenges - K 2022 offers all this and much more. The flagship trade fair is the leading business platform for the plastics and rubber industry and will take place in Düsseldorf from October 19 to 26, 2022. Under the theme ‘Making every product unique’, LEONHARD KURZ will be presenting innovative and sustainable solutions in several areas of application at K 2022.

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K 2022: LEONHARD KURZ presents smart, customizable, and sustainable decorations for household appliances

Fürth/Germany, September 19, 2022: ‘Making every product unique’ - That’s the theme under which LEONHARD KURZ will be presenting groundbreaking plastic surface solutions for the home appliances sector at K 2022 from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf. At the world's largest plastics industry trade fair, the finishing experts from Fürth will make the latest trends in industrial plastics processing visible and tangible for the household sector. 

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LEONHARD KURZ and ARBURG present efficient technologies for producing with recycled plastics at K 2022

Fürth/Germany, September 19, 2022: The desire for efficiency and sustainability is shaping the plastics industry and is constantly presenting it with new challenges. How can manufacturing and decoration processes be optimized? Which sustainable raw materials can be used, and which technologies are bringing the industry and consumers closer to a circular economy? All these questions will be the focus of K 2022. The industry will come together at the leading international trade fair for the plastics industry from October 19 to 26, 2022 in Düsseldorf to present its latest solutions.

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K 2022: KURZ and Deckerform present further development of RECOPOUND® technology

Fürth/Germany, September 19, 2022: Sustainability and the saving of resources are becoming increasingly important in the wake of climate change. As a global company, LEONHARD KURZ is aware of its responsibility and has therefore been consistently working on innovative processes and products with an improved ecobalance for many years. As part of this endeavor, the surface finishing expert from Fürth was the world’s first company in the plastics industry to introduce a PET take-back system called RECOSYS®. Customers can return the remnants of their transfer foils to KURZ, where they are recycled into a granulate by the name of RECOPOUND®. This can then be used to manufacture robust plastic components through injection molding.

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Brilliant design: The LEONHARD KURZ and Swarovski Mobility HMI panel wins renowned ABC Award

Fürth/Germany July 15, 2022: LEONHARD KURZ is delighted to receive the renowned ABC Award for an impressive third time. At this year’s edition of the Automotive Brand Contest, the Smart Crystal Panel was awarded a “Special Mention” for the vehicle interior in the ‘Mobility & Innovation - Smart & Digital’ category. The innovative human-machine interface panel (HMI panel) was created in cooperation with Swarovski Mobility and the KURZ subsidiaries BURG DESIGN and PolyIC, and was presented for the first time at CES 2022.

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LEONHARD KURZ opens its own photovoltaic system in Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Sulzbach-Rosenberg/Germany, March 24, 2022: LEONHARD KURZ, a leading thin-film technology company, is celebrating the official commissioning of its new photovoltaic system in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. On an area of around 8.5 hectares, not far from the company premises on Eisenhämmerstraße, this means that after two years of planning and construction, one of the largest solar power plants in the region has been built. In the future, 14 million kilowatt hours will be produced here each year in an environmentally friendly manner – which will enable KURZ to cover around a quarter of its electricity requirements on site. Another special feature is that the electricity generated is fed directly into the company’s production.

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One-Step Production of HMI Components: A Console for the Roof Lining

Fürth/Germany, March 14, 2022: Electromobility and increasingly autonomous vehicles are changing the car interior. This requires futuristic concepts combining design and functionality, which can be adapted to the occupants’ individual requirements. A good example of this is a roof lining console manufactured by Leonhard Kurz. It is particularly interesting for automotive manufacturers and suppliers, since it can be manufactured in only one production step.

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LEONHARD KURZ publishes Sustainability Report

Fürth/Germany, February 15, 2022: LEONHARD KURZ, one of the world’s leading companies in thin-film and finishing technology, has released its 2021 sustainability report. The Communication on Progress (COP) report for the first time provides information on developments in the implementation of the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. These include promoting environmental awareness, developing and disseminating environmentally friendly technologies, and respecting international human rights. KURZ joined the UN Global Compact Network last year, thus reaching another important milestone in its sustainability activities. In addition, the Group was able to consolidate its position as an industry pioneer in sustainable finishing. CEO Walter Kurz explains: “As a family business, it is important to us to leave a better world for future generations. Since our company was founded more than 120 years ago, our ideas and actions have been future-driven as well as sustainable. Joining the UN Global Compact initiative was therefore the next logical step for us.” With its annual ‘Communication on Progress’ report, the UN Global Compact pursues, among other things, the objectives of promoting transparency, demonstrating the continuous improvement of business activities, and disseminating good-practice examples.

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Crystal Design Luxury at CES 2022: Automotive HMI panel from LEONHARD KURZ with functional crystals from Swarovski

Fürth/Germany, January 4, 2022: It’s almost time: CES will be held in Las Vegas from January 5 to 8, 2022. More than 1,700 leading international companies will be presenting their new products at the technology trade fair - including LEONHARD KURZ, the expert in pioneering plastic surface solutions. At stand 4567, the company will showcase what the future of mobility will look like. Autonomous driving and e-mobility pose complex challenges for the automotive industry. The interior of the car is increasingly becoming a second living room, and design is therefore rapidly gaining in importance. KURZ has already begun to develop solutions that serve this megatrend. In doing so, it is important to develop well-thought-out products and holistic concepts that, on the one hand, inspire with unique designs and, on the other hand, contribute to the circular economy.

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