German Design Awards 2019: Special Mention for Leonhard Kurz

The third edition of the Box in Box from Leonhard Kurz received a Special Mention award at the German Design Awards 2019. The Box in Box is a collection of elaborately finished sample designer boxes which Kurz issues each year as inspiration for creative packaging design. The thematic basis for the collection comes from a Read more about German Design Awards 2019: Special Mention for Leonhard Kurz[…]

Concept door trim in speed racer design

The coating manufacturer Leonhard Kurz will be exhibiting an avant-garde design for automotive interiors in the form of a door trim concept at this year’s Fakuma. The plastic component will be produced at the trade fair booth B1-1105 of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag by means of an injection molding process with concurrent In-Mold Decoration (IMD). Rather Read more about Concept door trim in speed racer design[…]

Two designs plus functional integration in one shot

Leonhard Kurz has developed a foil feeding unit for In-Mold Decoration (IMD) with two independently positionable foil webs. Using the patent pending IMD SI DUO feeding unit, it is possible to produce two plastic components with different single-image designs in one shot. At the KraussMaffei booth at Fakuma, two components will be manufactured on a Read more about Two designs plus functional integration in one shot[…]

Protecting originals made easy

They look totally inconspicuous: barcodes printed by TTR (thermal transfer printing) in the usual black, on machine, automotive and replacement parts, on chemicals and building materials, on printed circuit boards and pharmaceutical packaging. But these barcodes might have secret inner workings. Because now they can be equipped with hidden, machine-readable authenticity features. By scanning these Read more about Protecting originals made easy[…]

Automated integration of touch sensors by Functional Foil Bonding

Leonhard Kurz will be presenting for the first time ever at this year’s Fakuma its patent pending FFB (Functional Foil Bonding) sensor integration process. This new process from Kurz provides a fully mechanical method of integrating touch sensors into plastic components. The integration of touch sensors into door trims will be demonstrated live on a Read more about Automated integration of touch sensors by Functional Foil Bonding[…]

All four in one go: decorating, forming, back-injecting, punching

Leonhard Kurz has developed an IMD Varioform process that can be used to manufacture and decorate, in a single step, components for which no efficient decoration solution was previously available due to their particularly three-dimensional geometry. Thanks to IMD Varioform, the fast and flexible IMD roll-to-roll technology can now be employed with these components. Using Read more about All four in one go: decorating, forming, back-injecting, punching[…]

Future fashion trends at MCBW

The upcoming generation of fashion designers presents its cutting-edge creations at this year’s MCBW (Munich Creative Business Week). At the opening ceremony on March 3, graduates of the Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode/Designschule in Munich (German master school for fashion/design) are hosting a fashion show combining unexpected styles, colors, and materials in the BMW double cone Read more about Future fashion trends at MCBW[…]

Creative light design for home appliances

At this year’s Fakuma, from 17-21 October in Friedrichshafen, Leonhard Kurz will be showing how home appliances are being turned into designer items. The specialist for decorative and functional surface coatings will present designer refrigerators with novel backlit front panels at Fakuma. There is an increasing trend towards integrating kitchens into living areas. As a Read more about Creative light design for home appliances[…]

Leonhard Kurz at Fakuma: Surface design and coating technology innovations

Leonhard Kurz will be presenting novel backlit surface designs at Fakuma 2017. Using an automotive door trim as an example, Kurz will demonstrate the use of variable partial backlighting to produce mood-setting day/night designs with color changes, color gradients and changing color intensities. Besides surface finishes, multi-colored designs with a special depth effect will be Read more about Leonhard Kurz at Fakuma: Surface design and coating technology innovations[…]