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Innovation Update - Plastic Decoration Online seminars

How are unique and smart surfaces produced? How can their manufacture be economical and sustainable, and at the same time customized? KURZ will answer these and other questions with the help of graphic examples from different sectors in a series of free online seminars. We will show you how to meet customer needs with an appealing combination of design and function. We rely on Design for Recycling as well. Our finishings are thinner than a human hair, and bestow recycled material with the same premium appearance as new material. Immerse yourself in the KURZ realm of planning, construction, and design, and reap the benefits of a global market leader's know-how in plastics decoration. Our experts have summarized their knowledge in compact seminar units for you.

FFB (Functional Foil Bonding) - Sensor Integration with highest precision

Tuesday, December 1, 3:00PM - 4:00PM CET, Language: english

Presenter: Dr. Wolfgang Clemens, Head of Product Management PolyTC®, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG

Functional Foil Bonding (FFB) is vastly superior to conventional integration processes. The sensor foils adhere even under difficult conditions, do not blister, and are extremely durable. The entire touchpad is translucent and can be finished, for instance, with icons for subsequent labeling of operator interfaces. Innovative and one-of-a-kind displays for a wide variety of products are the result.

PolyTC® sensors are applied to finished two- or multi-dimensional plastic parts.

Contents:

  • Efficient integration of touch sensors into plastic parts with FFB
  • Advantages of FFB process over OCA
  • Technical specifications and tests

IMD PUR – Global innovation for automotive surface design

Wednesday, December 9, 3:00PM - 4:00PM CET Language: english

Presenter: Fabian Bürkel, Project Engineer Technology and Innovation Management, Business Area Plastics, LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG

Front ends figure ever more as core design elements of automobiles. They house the technology for smart driving, and put a face on the brand. For both manufacturers and suppliers we have developed IMD PUR, a combination of the best of two worlds:

IMD: In-Mold Decoration gives you all the creative freedom needed to custom decorate your surfaces.

PUR: Polyurethane ensures extremely resilient, crystal-clear, and self-healing surfaces. The depth effects generated by PUR accentuate the beauty of your decoration.

And you can make the effects even more captivating with light design.

Contents:

  • Why IMD PUR?
  • Design and durability benefits of the process
  • How the process works
  • Technical specifications and tests

Making every product unique – Home appliances decoration & function

Tuesday, December 15, 3:00PM - 4:00PM CET, Language: english

Presenters: Steven Hirschberg, Project Engineer, Plastic Decoration, LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG & Johannes Schad, Product Manager, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG

Smart appliances reign triumphant: According to a market analysis by Statista, by 2024 there will be at least one smart household appliance in 6.1 million homes, almost twice as many as in 2020. These home appliances are distinguished by their highly functional and visually appealing control panels, and displays for touch and gesture control. High-duty sensors take on functions individually aligned to customer wishes. The control panel only becomes visible by touch or proximity, and is dramatically displayed using light, color, and other accents. Our online seminar will show you how these smart-home solutions are produced.

Contents:

  • Integration options for touch sensors
  • Modern and innovative decoration in different processes
  • Combination of function and backlighting

Innovative HMI Solutions by integrating metal mesh sensors into plastic surfaces

Thursday, December 17, 3:00PM – 4:00PM CET, Language: english

Presenter: Jörg Stierand, Head of Sales Management Automotive Europe/Head of HMI, LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG

Share the spoils with KURZ! We have won the Red Dot Design Award for our HMI instrument panel for automobile interiors. What makes it special is an almost one-meter-wide control panel with backlighting, concealed by a high-gloss surface with dead-front effect. To create this design we bundled our entire know-how - the building blocks of the overall HMI concept all stem from the KURZ Group.

Contents:

  • Origin of automotive panel with intuitive operation and ambient lighting for vehicle interiors
  • Procedures used: In-Mold Decoration (IMD), Functional Foil Bonding (FFB), In-Mold Labeling (IML), lamination

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