Laser application in packaging

Our CO2 lasers are widely employed within the packaging industry, where applications include cuttingperforating, scribing and marking. Ventilation holes are made in plastic film for packaging fresh produce, lines are scribed to make “easy tear” openings in plastic pouches, and information is marked on cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and painted metal cans.

Laser processing is generally fast, clean and flexible. Our CO2 lasers are available in three different wavelengths, so that each process can be optimised for different plastic packaging films. Marking is done without ink, eliminating both consumable costs and mess. Perforation and scribing processes can be precisely controlled, and specifications modified on the fly.

Fresh produce in plastic packaging

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Laser code on cereal packet

Marking packaging

Modified atmosphere packaging of vegetables

Modified atmosphere packaging

Easy-tear packaging with laser scribing

Easy-tear scribing

Food packaging that has been kiss cut by a CO2 laser
Food packaging that has been kiss cut by a CO2 laser

Kiss cutting self-adhesive labels

Applications laboratories

Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.