Kurz confirms drupa attendance
Embellishing solutions developer Kurz has become the latest big name to confirm its attendance at the rescheduled mega-show drupa, now set for 20-28 April at the Messe Centre in Düsseldorf.
The company has been consistently represented at drupa since 1954, and this will not change in the coming year. Kurz says as drupa is the world's leading trade fair for the printing sector, it is an important platform for Kurz to exhibit its latest finishing solutions.
Walter Kurz, chairman of the board said: "Discussions with our customers have indicated that they do not want to miss out on this industry gathering, and the inspiration that drupa provides. Now, especially, the printing industry is looking for new ideas and ways to expand the order books. We have creative solutions to present and look forward to engaging with our customers and partners.”
After seeing the detailed hygiene and infection protection concept presented by the trade fair organiser, Kurz is convinced that drupa can take place under safe conditions for visitors and exhibitors alike. The planned measures include physical distancing by issuing limited tickets, controlling the flow of people, a ventilation system that will ensure fresh air of the same quality as the outside air, and special requirements on the design of booths.
Kurz plans to provide current news online and to present upgrades and the latest innovations at drupa 2021. Further developments in the areas of hot stamping, cold and digital transfer, the latest finishing machines, and sustainable decoration solutions will be demonstrated at the trade fair. Kurz Australia is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The upcoming drupa was originally schedules to take place two months ago, but Covid put the kybosh on that, forcing a postponement to next year. Several major names have pulled out, including Heidelberg, manroland and Komori. However, drupa says with more than 1500 exhibitors, and workshops, forums, seminars and future oriented presentations, the show will have plenty to offer.