Laser for Plastics

Nowadays, laser plastic marking is a common technique to combine several tailored plastic parts by means of laser radiation interaction. It is a material processing application that constantly gains more interest and is evolving to comply with industrial demands.

Laser marking for plastics is becoming more and more frequent in industrial applications as they are seen as particularly reliable and provide numerous advantages.

Plastic types

With the laser machine, you can process a variety of plastics such as PMMA – acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS, polypropylene, and many more. Take a look:

  • Cast acrylic
  • Extruded acrylic
  • PES film
  • Foam PE
  • ABS
  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Polymide (PI)
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM) – i.e. Delrin
  • Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)


One of the core markets for laser solutions are the companies processing acrylics, who, in many cases, manufacture displays, labels and letters. Cutting plastic foils is also big in this industry.

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Benefits of laser marking for plastics

  • Optimal use of material through tight nesting.
  • Quiet and clean laser process.
  • Wear-free and contactless process for reliable manufacturing technology.

Machines for laser engraving, cutting & marking for Plastics

Frequently asked questions

Typically, you can laser cut and engrave any type of paper. But you can achieve particularly fine engraving results and haptic effects with fine paper, pasteboard or cardboard.

Cardboard and pasteboard are made from the same raw materials: Pulp, wood pulp and waste paper. The difference lies mainly in the weight of their mass. This can be roughly divided as follows: Cardboard has a grammage between 150 and 600 g/qm. Pasteboard has a grammage from a surface weight of approx. 600g/qm (approx. 1.5 mm thick).

Make sure you choose the right frequency, a high speed and the right power. We recommend a vacuum, activation of the table extraction and the air assist with compressed air. A lens with a short focal length will have a positive effect on the result.