Whether stickpack packaging solutions for coffee or bags and pouches for foodstuffs - laser scribing is mainly used to scribe foil materials at a precisely specified point. The aim is to produce packaging that is easy to open. The laser weakens the packaging materials through a defined laser line with great precision and repeatability. End consumers can then later open the finished packaging easily and comfortably along these tear lines. In addition to the usual design possibilities of packaging such as shaping and colour design, laser technology can offer further advantages for product marketing here.
With these laser scoring solutions, the material is scored either in the direction of wrapping, across the direction of wrapping or in freely definable shapes, depending on the requirements.
But not all films are the same. Different food packaging has different barrier properties, which are derived from the respective food and its intended use. The material weakening is depth-controlled by the MLT software and can be set with the utmost precision. By using particularly high-quality components, our MLT laser systems are not only especially durable, but also extremely repeatable in daily production. This means that the protective functions of the packaging are not impaired or deliberately altered during the laser scribing process.
Different methods of laser scribing are used for different applications:
Examples of applications for our MLScribe lasersystem are: