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Laser marking plastic

LASER LABELLING OF PLASTIC

Whether it is packaging, tools or automotive parts, plastic parts are to be found in all sectors nowadays. Protection against forgery, traceability and manufacturer liability are the reasons durable, non-removable branding is required. Laser labelling is ideal for this as it is abrasion-resistant and therefore durable. All types of plastic can be laser-labelled in this way. From polyamide (PA) to polyethylene (PE) and silicone.

Laser labelling plastic

Plastic laser marking with EcoMark

Depending on the type of plastic, either a fibre laser, YAG laser or CO2 laser can be used. However, it is important to know the characteristics of the various plastics. For hard plastics such as thermoplastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS for short) pulsed fibre lasers are most suitable. For soft, flexible plastics such as polyethylene, a continuous wave fibre laser is more practical. The different laser labelling processes are therefore also deployed using fibre lasers as well as CO2 lasers. The various reactions of plastics should be noted so that the best possible laser labelling process is used. A choice should be made between removal, foaming, carbonisation or colour change.

The field of application for laser labelling or laser branding varies widely for plastics. Automotive parts, particularly buttons and switches with day and night design, as well as sensors, keypads or electrical components, can be laser marked quickly, precisely and permanently. 

Colour change with fibre lasers

Colour change with fibre lasers

Laser engraving with CO2 lasers

Laser engraving with CO2 lasers

Suitable plastics for laser labelling and laser engraving:

  • Polyamide
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyoxymethylene
  • Polyarylsulfone
  • Polyether ether ketone
  • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer
  • Polyimide
  • Polystyrene
  • Polymethylmethacrylate
  • Polyester
  • Polyethylene terephthalate
  • Silicone

Laser engraving of plastic

THE ADVANTAGES OF LASER LABELLING

N

FLEXIBLE

suitable for almost all surfaces
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COST-EFFECTIVE

no expendable materials are required
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PERMANENT

branding
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RESISTANT

to mechanical stress and chemicals
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CONTACTLESS

labelling
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FAST

no set-up time required
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RELIABLE

clean top-quality branding
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DURABLE

and maintenance-free

Labelling plastic with Easy Branding

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEST IT?

ECOMARK NATURAL BRANDING IS CONVINCING

Would you like to see the qualities of EcoMark with your own eyes? No problem at all. We will be pleased to test the results and cycle times with your products and your logo.

Contact

YOUR EXPERT FOR LASER LABELLING AND LASER ENGRAVING

Do you have any questions, or are you interested in our laser machines? Please contact us.

EcoMark GmbH

+49 (0) 2631 8244 100

+49 (0) 2631 8244 29

info@eco-mark.de

Gumbinnenstraße 4

56566 Neuwied
Germany