Add precise easy-open, breathable, and microwavable features to flexible films for value-added packaging.
We have over 10 years of experience developing laser processing equipment for the flexible packaging industry. We understand your needs and demands for highly reliable, low maintenance systems that deliver quality scores and perforations at production speeds. In fact, our first systems are still in production today, and many of their owners have returned to us for second and third machines or upgrades.
Because our laser processing is no-contact and low maintenance, you eliminate the costs of knives, needles, and traditional consumables. And our fully digital workflow markedly reduces downtime: pattern changeovers are as simple as opening a digital file.
If your application does not justify a system purchase, the flexible packaging experts at our sister company, FlexPak Services, can help you develop flexible packaging solutions on a contract basis.
Flexible packaging films are ideally suited for laser perforation. Because laser perforating is a no-contact process that vaporizes flexible materials instead of punching through them, holes are cleaner, rounder, and more uniform, free from fragments or other processing artifacts. Instead of tearing the material (as is common in traditional mechanical perforating machines), lasers seal the edges of holes as the beam burns through and can actually strengthen the remaining material.
You can extend processing options by adding multiple laser modules. Create downweb perforations and crossweb vent patterns all at the same time in one station. Or score and perforate flexible materials all in one step, increasing productivity. Vents, breathable or modified atmosphere features, rapid-fill microwaveable packaging, palletized packaging for reduced costs and increased stability, ID and product etching – we can help you make all of these a reality.
Optional sensors or vision cameras detect and trigger processing off of printed features or registration marks, giving you unparalleled precision. This precision is extended by our patented controller that can produce holes as small as 50 µm, depending on material thickness and composition.
Easy-open containers, tear strips, pour spouts, zipper bags, resealable pouches, microwaveable packages, peel away windows—customers increasingly demand these (and other features) in flexible packaging films. LasX specializes in building laser equipment that solves your packaging problems while working with the equipment you already own.
Our laser systems integrate with your existing slitter/rewinder equipment and can accommodate both narrow and wide rolls. Or our designers can create a complete flexible packaging solution that maintains a small footprint. You’ll never worry about accuracy: our patented controller constantly monitors and adjusts the laser’s power to ensure a consistent score depth even at low web speeds (such as those during initial start-up).
By adding multiple laser modules, you can increase productivity. Add crossweb patterns to your downweb scores, all in a single station and production run. Create and finish easy-open pouches with tear strips, vents or perforations, and product identification in one simple step.
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