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Product marking for demanding industrial environments

The laser-markable foil som8010 consists of a specially developed white polyester foil with a black, extremely durable top layer.

Our product was specially developed for labelling and contour cutting using all commercially available laser labelling systems. The very precise and high-contrast marking is created by the removal of the special black coating from the underlying white polyester film.

The main application for this product is in the laser marking industry.

The main area of application is product marking for demanding industrial environments with high requirements for chemical, temperature and weather resistance as well as abrasion and ageing.

The high-performance acrylic adhesive can be used universally and achieves high final adhesion even on substrates with low surface energy.

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Katharina Janz

Head of Sales Product Labelling
fon: +49 7141 2745-43

Main applications and features

  • Labels for the highest demands of durable products in the automotive and mechanical engineering, appliance and electrical industries
  • Accurate and high-contrast marking results with best code readability
  • Extreme resistance to chemicals, solvents, heat, weathering, abrasion and aging
  • Highest efficiency and flexibility due to marking and contour cutting in one operation
  • Time savings through the use of pre-cut labels with fixed label sizes
  • Easier application due to higher inherent stability of polyester compared to commercially available acrylic film

Labelling and contour cutting

The first step is to cut the contour, ...
... then the lettering is lasered.
  • Maximum efficiency thanks to variable laser marking and contour cutting in a single operation
  • Maximum flexibility, as both label content and dimensions can be easily changed in the software
  • Universal use for different labelling requirements (applications) and substrates results in savings on purchasing and costly suitability tests
  • Just-in-time production of laser labels on demand eliminates the need to stock prefabricated labels

Accurate and high-contrast marking result

Significantly higher resolution compared to standard thermal transfer printers: The code is lasered and not printed! Furthermore, the lasered code results in a significantly better code readability even with 2D codes e.g. QR codes and DMC in smallest dimensions!

Improved contrast and thus even higher QR code quality due to stronger white tone of the lasered areas after abrasion, scratching or wiping stress in daily use!

Extreme durability

Our laser-markable foils meet the highest demands of long-lasting products in the automotive, mechanical engineering, appliance and electrical industries.

They have tremendous resistance to chemicals, solvents, heat, weathering, abrasion and aging. Weathering/temperature/climate change resistance according to automotive requirements and standards.

Quality at all levels

The laser-markable foils with an above-average chemical resistance!

Adhesive strength

After more than four hours immersed in diesel, gasoline, engine oil, brake fluid and AdBlue, the films indicate no change in adhesive strength!

Rub test

Even after treatment with acetone, bioethanol and gasoline, a QR code is still readable without problems! Improved contrast due to stronger white tone of the lasered areas after the rubbing test, as the rubbing removed the residues of the marking process.

Temperature / climate change resistance

Temperatures of 130° Celsius (266° Fahrenheit) over 72 hours are no problem for our laser-markable foils! They even pass the Volkswagen PV 1200 standard (+80°C/-40°C; +176°F/-40°F)!

Protection against manipulation and counterfeiting

Forgery protection: By UV footprint remaining, which documents a manipulation attempt - security effects for non-destructive detachment.

Proof of authenticity (and further security feature) possible by incorporating any customer-specific watermark!

Cost and energy savings

The structure is simple, but ingenious! By coated polymers instead of double-layer acrylate film, the material structure is significantly cheaper!

Less power is required because the same marking result can be achieved with less laser power.

Likewise the maintenance expenditure of the filter plants and the costs connected with it as well as the emission can be reduced!

The highlight of the setup, in addition to cost savings and reduced environmental impact: high productivity and achievement of low cycle times through extremely fast laser marking with up to 6,000mm/s!

Structure of the individual layers

Product variants

  • Security effects for non-destructive removal
  • Security forgery protection due to UV footprint remaining behind
  • Individual, application-optimized machine and automation-optimized carrier materials (liners)
  • Adhesion and resistance tests according to customer-specific requirements on original materials

Product information

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Katharina Janz

Head of Sales Product Labelling
fon: +49 7141 2745-43