card technology

All system components from one single source

KURZ is the leading supplier of security technologies and components for card products - such as credit, bank and payment, customer, loyalty or prepaid cards; including ID documents such as identification cards or driving licenses.

Our state-of-the-art-application technology, and over 50 years of experience in card manufacturing industry, providing innovative card designs including data storage and security features for counterfeit-proofing. KURZ creates turn-key solutions taking each project from concept to commercial production.

Our global footprint provides international local customer service and support and including a secure and robust supply chain. We have identical quality standards worldwide to ensure stable production and top quality for our customers and ultimately the consumers.



Signature Foils

  • Easy writing property
  • Secure against counterfeiting and manipulation
  • Good application properties
  • Three layout types: neutral continuous, customer-specific continuous or single image
  • Customized designs for the credit cards such as American Express, China Unionpay, DINERS, JCB, MasterCard, VISA


Tipping Foils

  • Decoration of the raised lettering on credit cards
  • Available in two types: metallized and pigmented
  • Multiple color options available


Scratch-Off Foils

  • Protection of security-relevant data such as passwords, PIN codes etc.
  • Easy to scratch-off
  • High coverage
  • Clean stamping
  • High application speed
  • Standard pattern or customized designs


Application Machines

Sophisticated security technology requires a frictionless integration of advanced foil function, matched machine systems and modern application processes.

KURZ develops and builds application machines that meet a diverse range of card requirements. Our specialties are machines for the application of magnetic foils, signature panels, and holographic images.


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The KURZ Group is constantly investing in the environmental compatibility of our foils to European and US standards and has an excellent track record of successful developments in this area. Relating to this, the selection of raw materials is crucial. According to REACH they belong to the category "articles" and therefore do not need to be registered. No poisonous or cancer-including substances are processed at KURZ. We do not use any halogenated solvents. We only use raw materials, whose heavy metal content of cadmium, lead, mercury and chromium (VI) conform to the legislation/directives 94/62/EG (CONEG) and 2011/65/EU (RoHS).

KURZ takes environmental and social responsibility seriously and adheres strictly to its Code of Conduct.