The MLT laser process is ideally suited to producing precisely-defined material weakening as an aid to opening packaging, as extremely fine structures in the hundredth of a millimetre range can be produced - with the utmost precision, repeatable accuracy and contactless. As a rule, only part of the layer of a laminate is subject to laser processing, so the physical characteristics of the other layers remain the same; for example, aroma preservation and water-vapour tightness are unaffected.
This precision laser process results in very innovative and permanent opening solutions, allowing the consumer to open packaging far more easily by hand, which often leads to higher consumer acceptance of the product.
MLT systems are used for dairy products, stand-up pouches, cereals, coffee products, pet food and also washing and cleaning products, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
Further details on the individual laser scribing systems can also be found here (Products/Laser Scribing). We will be pleased to answer your questions in person, and advise you about your application.
Typical MLT laser system applications in the field of easy package opening: