PET laser marking

The most common polymer of the family, PET is primarily a colourless resin, and can be semi-rigid to rigid depending on how it is processed. It is lightweight and also very strong, being very impact-resistant. These properties make it ideal for liquid and food containers such as plastic bottles, it’s most common application. Below, we will explain more about its use and PET laser marking.

PET can be aluminised by evaporating a thin film of metal onto it, which reduces its permeability and makes it reflective and opaque. The qualities make it ideal for applications such as flexible food packaging.

A crystallised PET can be used to make packaging trays and blister packs, ideal for pre-cooked frozen meals as they can withstand both extremely cold (for freezing) and hot (for oven baking) temperatures.

Laser marking with CO2 is ideal for transparent plastic bottles. PET laser marking on opaque materials such as flexible film can be achieved with a wide range of lasers, including Fibre, Green and UV. Print&Apply systems can be used too with minimal fuss.

Solutions for the PET sector

Continuous Inkjet

  • CIJ IP 55

    CIJ IP 55

    Entry level printer at excellent value

  • CIJ 3 lines

    CIJ 3 lines

    Intermediate printer, designed for all non-pigment ink types

  • CIJ small character – High speed

    CIJ small character – High speed

    Advanced high performance printer with enhanced connectivity features such as ciLink and capability to print up to 5 lines of text, graphics and bar codes at high speeds.

  • CIJ IP65

    CIJ IP65

    Harsh environment IP65 printer with positive air pressurised enclosure and printhead for extreme dust or washdown environments.


Packaging Lasers

  • SPA2 C

    SPA2 C

    SPA2 C, Reliable laser coding in standard, dusty and washdown environments

  • SPA2 D | Green | UV

    SPA2 D | Green | UV

    SPA2 DPSS DUO SERIES, High quality marking for plastics and delicate substrates