Enhance your flexible packaging with LaserSharp® laser scoring equipment.
Laser scoring involves using a focused laser beam to remove a specific portion of a material’s surface, weakening the substrate and allowing it to easily fold or tear. While a number of applications for laser scoring exist, the most prominent in the industry is for flexible packaging. These applications laser score a tear line into the film substrate to create an easy-open package with a controlled tear across the packaging’s top. The package film is scored to an exact depth to weaken a specific layer of the film without affecting the package’s barrier layers or performance.
With LaserSharp® laser scoring equipment by LasX, a variety of processing applications are available including straight line cross web scoring, straight line down web (or machine direction) scoring, contoured machine direction scoring, cross web patterns. Our processing capabilities add any number of easy-open features to your packaging, like tear strips, pour spouts, recloseable bags, resealable pouches, microwaveable packages, and peel away windows. Any unique easy open feature can be designed into a package with precise score lines registered to print.
|Flexibility in material selection||Process polyester, polypropylene (PP), PET, OPP, and nylon films easily. Bi-layer laminates are ideal for laser processing: one layer absorbs the laser beam for precise scoring while the other transmits it harmlessly through.|
|Flexibility in material handling||Our systems integrate easily with the equipment you already own, reducing equipment footprint and enabling multiple processes in a single station. Or our designers can create a complete solution from the
Slight modifications may be necessary, but our systems can integrate with any slitter/rewinder. Call us for details.
|Multiple laser modules for processing flexibility||Combine multiple downweb laser modules to increase productivity and through-put, or add our hybrid laser modules for both downweb and crossweb processing. Each module is independently controlled, allowing you to process downweb scores and crossweb patterns with different modules at the same time, all on one system.|
|Precision||Registration sensors and vision cameras integrated directly with the system automatically control processing in response to print cues, giving you unsurpassed precision and material usage.|
|Laser choice||Flexible packaging is ideally suited to lower power CO2 lasers, as these lasers are more than adequate for cost-effectively processing relatively thin films while maintaining a small footprint, low maintenance requirements, and high reliability.
LasX's LaserSharp® systems include laser modules ranging from 40 W to 300 W in differing wavelengths. For standard unstretched polypropylene films, choose the 10.6 µm wavelength for affordability and performance. For OPP or laminated film applications, the 10.2 µm wavelength can markedly increase production speeds.
LasX develops laser scoring systems using CO2 lasers ranging from 40-300 watts. Our LaserSharp® Flexible Packaging modules are designed for integration into a pouch line or offline slitter/rewinder configurations.