Application Types: Glass

Our CO2 lasers can make marks on a range of glass surfaces.  Applications may be decorative, functional or technical.

From decoration of high-end glassware to subtle traceability codes on beverage bottles, our systems have applications in the pharmaceutical, automotive, cosmetic, beverage and tableware industries.  Our IP66-rated laser markers are engineered to withstand the harsh environments typically encountered in these industries.

  • Data matrix code marked on glass bottle neck

    Hot glass marking

    Hot glass marking Marking glass at high temperature allows extremely high quality marks to be produced without cracking. Subtle identification marks, human-readable text and reliable data matrix codes can be applied to glass bottles, jars, vials and other containers at the hot end of production, on the fly. This may be done for traceability or as…

  • Wine glass with laser-cut rim

    Glass cutting

    Glass cutting Our CO2 lasers are routinely used in the production of glass tableware to cut the rims of wine glasses and tumblers. Rims may be formed by cutting the glass hot or cold. Cutting at the hot end of production gives a rounded, beadless rim. Cold cutting is done using a “crack off” process to…

  • Sub-surface laser marking in glass, with characters less than 0.5mm high

    Sub-surface glass marking

    Sub-surface glass marking Glass marking is an application where the difference between ultrashort pulse and CO2 lasers is clear. The CO2 laser wavelength is absorbed so strongly in glass that the entire interaction happens at the surface.  While this is an advantage in some applications where surface marking is desirable (such as head keepers in beer glasses), it means that it…

  • Laser marked glass vials

    Glass marking

    Glass marking CO2 lasers can be used to apply a range of information to glass syringes, vials and tubes for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Traceability of these products is critical, so the permanent and tamper-proof nature of the laser code is a distinct advantage. Coding directly on the glass means that the information is not lost…