Scoring: Lasers are used to score, slit and cut the plastic films and foils used in flexible packaging. They enable such packaging to be shaped and formed, and they make it easy for consumers to open it.
They are used in food and beverage applications, pharmaceuticals, and personal and household care, and in medical and other industrial markets. They typically compete with mechanical cutting devices.
Perforating: Lasers are used to perforate the plastic films which are used in the packaging of fresh food. They enable such packaging to be porous and its contents to continue to ripen and not spoil. They typically compete with mechanical perforating devices.