Profiling Laser Coding in the Packaging Industry

Laser marking is becoming the preferred means of coding product packages by many industries, gaining dominance over traditional coding technologies. Marking systems using either sealed CO2 or TEA CO2 lasers code an array of package and container materials. The reasons for coding, how laser marking works, the effects on different materials, and which type of laser is most appropriate for a given job are discussed by Bruton, all in terms of real-world applications.

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