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Holger Kühn and Oliver Thiele of IST at the company’s stand at Metpack 2023 in Essen

After the virtual UV Days in the Corona year 2021, IST is holding its in-house eleventh edition from 4 to 6 July 2023 again on site at its location in Nürtingen. Industry professionals and owners are invited to become part of the world’s largest in-house exhibition for UV and LED technology. With 55 exhibitors and more than 1,000 visitors from 41 countries, the last UV Days event in 2019 was bigger than ever before. 

Since 2002, the UV Days have guaranteed first-hand expert knowledge, a diverse program, important industry contacts and a coherent overall concept. As a UV specialist, IST would like to focus on its bundled know-how together with industry participants and inform both UV and LED beginners as well as experts from printing and industrial applications from very different perspectives on the subject of UV technology. Impulse lectures, discussion rounds, laboratory tests and company tours round off the  in-house exhibition.

The focus of UV Days 2023 will be the inauguration of the LED LAB and our new UV Technology Campus, which IST METZ will use as a research and knowledge platform. In future, customer visits, training courses and laboratory tests will take place here – live on site or via stream. The renovation work is currently in full swing, so that the UV Days will provide the ideal setting for a ceremonial opening. Register at https://reg.uvdays.de/uvdays2023

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