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Ampacet’s New Masterbatches Allow Laser Marking on Clear and Dark Surfaces

Published on 2020-06-15. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Additives for Packaging    

Baby-milk-bottleAmpacet introduces two new masterbatches, Laser Mark 1001074-E and Laser Mark 1001088-E. The new cost-effective solutions enable high-definition, high contrast laser marking on clear and dark surfaces using NdYAG laser systems.

Ampacet’s New Masterbatch Solutions


Ampacet Laser Mark 1001074-E produces sharp dark markings on transparent or light-colored plastic parts with an NdYAG laser. It does not affect the color or transparency of the plastic part or article. The masterbatch is antimony-free and suitable for food contact applications and packaging.

Ampacet Laser Mark 1001088-E is designed for complex projects. The masterbatch features different color shades and produces dark or clear markings. The markings depend on the color of the plastic item and the parameters of the laser.

Laser Marking Process and Advantages


Since most plastics cannot be detected by laser beams, an additive is added to enable the laser marking process. The most flexible way of marking, labeling and identifying plastic items, laser marking is indelible and resists abrasion and solvents. The technology displays several advantages compared to conventional methods, such as printing. The laser beam produces high-definition images or labels, with the flexibility to handle items with varying geometries. Laser marking, a sustainable alternative to labels or ink printing, also helps to avoid ink contamination during the recycling process.

Laser marking is used widely for marking logos, barcodes, graphics, expiration dates and serial numbers in a number of industries, including food packaging, automotive, medical and electronics.


Source: Ampacet
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