IST Metz GmbH is an internationally active medium-sized mechanical engineering company based in Nürtingen in Southern Germany with around 600 employees worldwide. For more than 40 years the company has been producing UV and LED systems for curing inks, lacquers, adhesives and silicones, which are used in different working widths for 2D and 3D applications. The product portfolio is complemented by hot-air infrared products and Excimer technology for matting, cleaning and surface modification. The UV systems are used in industrial applications in the fields of electronics, display, wood, automotive, cosmetics, metal, floor coverings and energy storage.
IST Metz’s lab and rental units are used for process development directly at the customer’s lab and production premises. The R&D department of IST can support these developments with ray tracing simulations which are used to calculate and optimize the UV efficiency, the homogeneity of the radiation and the distance characteristics.