Lasers Ensure Freshness and Safety
To optimally protect consumers, country-specific labeling guidelines regulate the global distribution of food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. For example, packages must clearly specify information such as ingredients, expiration dates and names of manufacturers. For increased safety, as well as product-liability purposes, a batch tracking code is required, too. Laser labeling makes this simple, hygienic and environmentally friendly.
The most modern key elements of packaging encompass functionality, appearance and feel, in part only attainable by laser processing.
Because laser processing is "contactless" and therefore flexible, even very-small-scale production (e.g. of print-on-demand labels) is economically viable.
Typical laser applications in the food & packaging industry:
very wide range of materials, often on-the-fly (on moving objects), e.g. for reliably printing expiration dates and batch codes
to extend food shelf life via improved air exchange and moisture conservation (atmosphere packaging)
for easy opening
As an OEM partner, SCANLAB manufactures a wide variety of scan solutions suitable for usage in laser processing machines.
Learn more about our scan systems that you can use for the above-mentioned applications.