IST METZ Announces its Latest Developments in UV Curing

Press release submitted on behalf of IST METZ GmbH & Co. KG.

IST METZ, headquartered in Nürtingen, Germany, a leading innovator in UV technology, presented its latest developments in UV curing at drupa 2024. In response to the increasing demand for efficient and customized solutions, the company has developed pioneering technologies that take the performance and versatility of UV curing to a new level.

One of IST’s newest technologies being displayed at drupa 2024 is SMARTcure. SMARTcure is the innovative AI-supported curing assistant that determines the optimum principle instead of the maximum application-specific principle and optimally controls the dryer based on the parameters from the pre-press stage – for a revolutionary UV curing process.

The required data transfer between the plant and the cloud creates a system that can provide operating data for maintenance in addition to an assistance function – all with the aim of establishing modern and environmentally friendly work processes. In this way, precise specifications for the power settings per dryer are determined and implemented in an energy-saving manner. The resulting reduction in power consumption and operating temperature has a positive effect on the service life of LED systems.

The user can evaluate the drying quality via a feedback option. Feedback and setting changes are processed directly in the cloud. Other measuring systems and analyses can also be used here, such as the UV Analyzer, measurement of the double-bond conversion, solvent resistance or simply a thumb test. The SMARTcure system thus learns continuously and enables a simple and customer-friendly optimization process for modern drying applications.

About IST METZ GmbH & Co. KG
IST METZ GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized mechanical engineering company with international operations based in Nürtingen, in Southern Germany. About 550 employees are currently working for the IST METZ company group. For more than 45 years, the company has been producing systems for curing print and coatings using UV light. The UV systems cure inks, varnishes, silicones, adhesives, resins and other materials in fractions of a second. The IST METZ group offers its customers the world’s largest product portfolio of high-performance UV lamp and UV LED systems. The range of services is supplemented by hot-air/infrared drying systems and Excimer technology.  For more information, visit