Marking on an oil bottle (PET)

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PET containers are the most frequently used ones in the industry thanks to their resistance, flexibility and its ease of molding. In this case, a QR code + 1 line of text (Macsa’s website) were marked on an oil bottle (PET). The difficulty of this type of marking is to ensure that the coding is visible and readable on the transparent plastic and on a material that can easily become greasy during the production chain process.

The marking visibility is high because the marking obtained is white on the transparent plastic and on the background, which is yellow in this case. With the appropriate power of the laser (30W), a QR code mark is produced which is perfectly readable with any mobile application.

The head of the Centre for Technological Development (CDTI) visits Macsa ID.

The essence of Macsa ID is innovation and the state agency fosters and supports the leading companies in the Spanish business world.CDTI Macsa ID

On March 15th 2018, Macsa ID was pleased to welcome to its offices the Managing Director of the CDTI, Francisco Marín, with the aim of visiting the new facilities and also seeing in situ the progress made by Macsa in R&D in its latest technological innovation projects, in which the CDTI has contributed in a very important way.

The objective of the Centre for Technological Development (CDTI) is to promote and support corporate R&D&I so that companies are more competitive in today’s increasingly globalized markets. Therefore, its mission is to ensure that Spanish businesses generate and transform scientific and technical knowledge into sustainable and globally competitive growth.

Macsa ID acquires majority shareholding in Halo Lasers UK, a manufacturer of industrial marking lasers.

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Thanks to this acquisition, Macsa ID consolidates its position as a technology leader in the industrial laser marking sector at a global level and establishes a direct presence in an important market.

Macsa ID is a company that delivers solutions to meet the coding, identification and traceability needs of the manufacturing industry. It is one of the largest five international companies in the laser coding and marking sector and has a sales and service network that spans more than 80 countries and has direct offices in Spain, Portugal, China, Singapore and UK.

Macsa ID with its headquarters in Sant Fruitós del Bages (Barcelona, Spain), is the only Spanish company that manufactures laser marking equipment. The company invests more than 8% of revenues in R & D annually to maintain its position as a technology leader in the market.halo-lasers-macsa-logo

In 2017 Macsa ID achieved double digit growth for the 9th consecutive year and expects to do so again in 2018.

Lasers in the textile industry, the most sustainable solution.

 

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Since the year 2000, the fashion industry has been subject to an exponential growth in production, reaching the figure of 4.3 million tons of clothing manufactured in one year. The “fast fashion” phenomenon allows consumers to buy 60% more clothes than 15 years ago, but how does this excessive production affect the environment?

The fertilizers and pesticides used in the production of cotton, the manufacture of synthetic materials, the use of chemical substances or the pollution created by producing factories, are some of the negative factors that can affect the environment, and some of these are irreversible.

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The denim industry increasingly needs to find production methods which are sustainable and respectful with the planet. Techniques such as wear and tear, creases, ripped areas, worn-out looks or back knee effects are present in a great variety of denim garments found in today’s market.

 

What does laser technology bring to the textile industry?

In Macsa ID we have directed all our R&D&I efforts to make the Lasertex an ecological benchmark in the textile industry. Lasertex is an advanced laser platform that allows garments of denim, leather and other fabrics to be given the exact appearance required by the latest fashion design.

Painted steel marking with DPSS laser

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Marking and coding generally indicate the serial number, the batch number, the expiry date and so on, but this time we are going to focus on when a warning message needs to be added, and specifically the marking of a safety logo.

By means of an ‘etching’ system (vacuum engraving mode) and the use of the correct typeface, a permanent mark can be achieved. In this process, the surface is not damaged and visibility is increased thanks to the sharp contrast of the white mark on a black surface.