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Laser Scoring
for Flexible Easy-Open Packaging | MLT Laser

Welcome to the world of Laser Scoring. Harnessing the power of lasers, we deliver precise, controlled scoring lines on materials - perfect for the packaging industry's easy-open solutions. With MLT's tailor-made high-speed laser scoring machines, we guarantee consistent, clean results that prioritize the integrity of your materials.

We offer solutions for film converters and inline modules for your packaging line.

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Product Overview: MLT Laser Scoring Machines

MLScribe

MLScribe

MLScribe is our laser scoring machine designed to enhance packaging materials during the converting process.

Laserperforationssystem  laser system for flexible packaging MLFlex

MLFlex

Our MLFlex laser system caters to a diverse range of applications in film converting and the packaging industries. Essentially an 'all in one' laser perforation and scoring combo system.

Laser MLPouch

MLPouch

Discover the ideal solution for your pouch packaging machines. Our MLPouch laser modules seamlessly integrate into standard packaging lines, offering "Easy Opening" with utmost precision.

Laser scoring systems for integration in printing

MLLabel

Laser scoring systems for integration in printing machines and systems that produce labels and stickers.

Applications for Laser Scored Materials

Laser scoring is predominantly used in the packaging industry. The two primary applications are easy-open packs and peel-and-reseal packs.

Easy Open Packaging

Easy-open packaging is designed to allow consumers to access a product's contents effortlessly. This technique involves precise microweakening of packaging materials (also known as scoring) using a laser. Such innovations boost consumer acceptance by simplifying the package opening process. They are prevalent across various products, from food items to pharmaceuticals..

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Peel and Reseal Packaging

Peel and reseal packaging allows consumers to open and later reseal the package conveniently, ensuring product freshness. Laser scoring plays a crucial role by creating precise weakened lines on the packaging, facilitating the initial opening. This design, often found in food packaging, combines user convenience with product protection.

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What Materials Can Be Laser Scored?

Laser scoring can be applied to various materials, each offering unique advantages based on its properties. Some commonly laser-scored materials include:

  • Plastics and Polymers: This includes materials like polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and many others. These are commonly used in the packaging industry.
  • Laminates: Multi-layer materials, often used in food packaging, can be laser scored to weaken only the top layer(s) without affecting barrier properties of the inner layers.
  • Metallized Films: Used in snack bags and other packaging to provide a barrier against light, moisture, and oxygen; typically scored from the front.
  • Paper and Cardboard: Laser scoring can create fold lines or easy-open features in cartons or other paper-based packaging.
  • Foils with Aluminium: Often used in food and pharmaceutical packaging, where laser scoring can facilitate easy opening without compromising the package's barrier properties.
  • Ceramics and Silicon: In electronics and semiconductor industries, laser scoring is used to create break lines or patterns.
  • Wovens and Non-wovens: These materials, often used in the technical textile industry, can be laser scored for functional purposes.

 

It's worth noting that the success and quality of laser scoring can vary based on the material's properties and the specific laser system used. However, advancements in laser technology continue to expand the range of materials that can be effectively laser scored.

Unsure if your material can be processed by a laser? Ask us about your material! We have a dedicated test center for material testing.

 

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FAQ Laser Scoring Machines

A laser can be used to process plastic films quickly and precisely. Here are the main advantages:
  1. Precision and Consistency: Lasers can produce extremely fine and consistent scores, often down to the micrometer range, ensuring repeatability and uniformity across large batches.
  2. Contactless Process: Since laser scoring is a non-contact process, there's minimal wear and tear on equipment, leading to reduced maintenance and longer machine lifespan.
  3. Flexibility: Lasers can be programmed to create a wide range of patterns and depths, accommodating different materials and packaging designs.
  4. Speed: Modern laser scoring machines can operate at high speeds, aligning well with high-speed production lines and increasing overall throughput.
  5. Adaptability: Laser scoring machines can be integrated into existing production lines with relative ease, and their programmability allows for quick changes between projects.

 

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