Sustainable decorations and processes are one of the most important issues for the entire industry. Manufacturers, suppliers, and OEMs define their own standards to meet their customers’ requirements. From drive technology to interior decoration: Sustainability is revolutionizing the entire automotive industry. This requires partners who are able to meet the different standards, to think ahead, and already keep an eye on the future today.


At KURZ, responsible conduct and unique design are no contradiction. On the contrary. Together with designers, engineers, strong partners, and our subsidiaries, we are constantly working on even more optimal solutions along the entire process chain - while meeting highest quality standards.


Efficient processes, as few transport routes as possible in the manufacturing process, recyclable decorations, and a demonstrably reduced carbon footprint are just a few of the demands of the industry. In addition, everyone defines their own requirements. KURZ is also at the cutting edge here. With 12 production sites in Europe, Asia, and the USA, as well as a strong network of subsidiaries and partners, we offer an all-in-one solution from the initial idea to the finished product. Our goal is to achieve a completely circular economy. Therefore, we are working on our own standards, and strive to further improve the recyclability of our finishings and to produce even thinner.



What’s already possible

Benefit from our sustainability expertise! We don’t use valuable natural raw materials and almost exclusively manufacture using renewable energy. We work with recycled materials that can be refined to the same high standard as new material. And we use the PET carriers of our decorations to make our own proprietary recycled material, RECOPOUND®.

Sustain­abi­li­ty Facts


Expertise in environmentally friendly decorations


renewable raw materials, share constantly increasing


lower carbon footprint for our customers by not metallizing with chromium


less CO2 and energy consumption due to on-site production and less transportation


recyclable decors with durable and high quality surface finishes


difference in decor quality between recycled and virgin material

Components with recycled content

Visually, you won't be able to tell whether your component was made from new plastic material or with recycled content. KURZ decorations refine both material formats in a high-quality and functional manner. If you want the use of recycled material to be visible in the decoration, you can opt for our special sustainability designs. Do you want decorations that meet your own design specifications? Let’s talk! We will implement your specifications in perfect quality. Sensor functionality can also be achieved with recycled materials, as can long-term hygiene protection with BIOFENSE®.


KURZ metallization with indium

Decorating with indium is THE EU-compliant, excellent alternative to real chrome plating. Find out which stunning effects you can achieve without having to resort to harmful Chromium 6. Deceptively real depth and movement effects, brilliant colors, brushed, matte or high-gloss metal look - anything is possible. Decoration takes place in the IMD series process and, in addition to various plastics (ABS, PC/ABS, ASA; PP and PA12), it is also suitable for recycled materials. Plus, indium-based metallization is highly resistant to weather and environmental influences. It meets the high standards of the automotive industry for exterior use and also supports 5G applications and the use of antennas.

Your sustainability benefits
with KURZ at a glance:

  • Decorations currently comprise 30% renewable raw materials
  • Optimized processes, reliable machines, efficient results
  • Expertise in environmentally friendly decorations
  • Durable and high-quality product finishing
  • Recyclability of components
  • Visual enhancement and straightforward use of recycled material
  • Conservation of resources
  • Reduced carbon footprint
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