The excellent curing properties of inks and varnishes under UV light were discovered in the late 1960s, and today's IST Metz GmbH was founded in 1977. As a UV pioneer, IST Metz has been setting standards in the printing industry for over 40 years. The first UV units were developed for curing varnishes on furniture. This niche business grew into a globally active group of companies over the decades, and industrial applications have once again become an important market segment.
Practical focus is the unique selling point of the in-house exhibition
“UV Days”, the first international event devoted to UV printing, was launched by IST Metz in 2002. The event, which initially had the feel of a seminar with around 100 invited guests, has become the largest in-house exhibition for optical systems with around 1300 visitors from around the world. The unique selling point of this in-house exhibition, however, has always been its practical aspect. Every two years, the latest developments in UV, LED and excimer technology are presented and showcased through live demonstrations that visitors can watch, touch and take home.
UV Days 2021 programme highlights
This year’s UV Days will be held “on air” on 18th and 19th May 2021. The programme includes:
- Live streams with prominent and international speakers
- Talks and panel discussions in our web TV studio
- Live online sessions
- New developments and innovations concerning UV technology
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