The packaging and paper goods industry are the sectors which have most benefited from the introduction of the CO2 laser. This tool has triggered innovations in applications, production methods and in products.Read More
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Polyester is the most common synthetic fibre used in the textile industry. Whether it be fashion, design, furniture making or decorations, there is no field in which polyester hasn’t found some application. Just open your closet and have a peak at the composition of your clothes. You will find that most are fully or in part made of polyester.Read More
Thermoplastics are polymeric materials with incredible properties. Their name derives from their main property: becoming viscous when heated and solidifying once cooled.Read More
The packaging sector has numerous applications for CO2 laser. There is nothing surprising there since the materials best suited for packaging are also the ones, due to both composition and shape, that work best with CO2 laser technology.Read More
CO2 lasers are one of the most widely employed technologies in manufacturing. The technology is so flexible and powerful that it is installed on a large number of industrial machines, used in a wide array of sectors. CO2 laser sources are well renowned for their resiliency: a machine based on this technology insures thousands of hours of high quality work.Read More
Easy opening packages, single portioned or disposable boxes, to be kept in bags; tear-apart openings, scored on the packaging and other solutions. More than ever, consumers are used to easy-opening packaging.Read More
Plastics polymers are used a lot in the food packaging industry, most successfully for fresh produce. Their versatility and resistance to chemical agents make them perfect for this type of application.Read More
Sound absorbing panels are used to reduce or eliminate noise in a specific environment. They are usually used in spaces where acoustic is extremely important such as auditoriums, cinemas, concert halls, etc.Read More
The use of laser CO2 in food production processes has become a well accepted trend. Laser is often used to replace labeling processes or the printing of expiry dates, identifying codes and other distinguishing marks on food products. Markings on cheese or fresh products are some examples of laser use we have already covered in previous articles.Read More
CO2 laser is now widely used in the textile industry. It is mainly used for decorations and in fabric finishing. The CO2 laser’s wide range of applications has substituted traditional operations in the textile industry most of which are polluting, slow and costly.Read More
The food industry has long been experimenting the use of thermoplastics for food packaging. Materials such as polyester are easy to manipulate and inexpensive. Plus, the fact that they are sterile, strong and waterproof make them ideal for the packaging of fresh or ready to use food products.Read More
Peeling fruit and vegetables using laser technology? This is only one of the many applications of the CO2 laser for the food industry. Because of its wavelength, the CO2 laser allows you to efficiently process materials of organic origin, such as wood, leather, fabric, paper and similar materials.Read More
After the SPIE Photonics West, El.En. S.p.A. is taking part to another internation trade fair. This time we will be at the Laser World of Photonics China. Held in Shanghai, this trade fair is Asia's leading event for the laser, optics and photonics industry. Laser World of Photonics China is going to be held from March 14 to 16, 2018 in Halls W1–W5 at the Shanghai New International Expo...
From January 30 to February 1, El.En. S.p.A. will be at SPIE. Photonics West exhibition. This event is the world's largest on laser, photonics and biomedic technology. Come find us at booth number 4565: we will showcase our latest CO2 laser technology! Find out more on the SPIE. Photonics West website.
The introduction of lasers in industrial processes has been a small revolution: the effectiveness and versatility of this technology has allowed us to significantly renew diverse production fields. Especially the die sector has seen radical changes over the past years due to innovations in laser technologies.Read More
The unstoppable growth of organic food sales seems to suggest that consumers are increasingly aware of genuine, natural, and environmental friendly fresh products. Organic food is realized in compliance with natural cycles, isn’t treated chemically, and is environmental friendly.Read More
The clothing industry is the second biggest polluting industry, being just behind the petrol industry. To give you an idea of the massive impact the fashion industry has on the environment, consider this: it is estimated that 10% of world’s greenhouse gas emissions are generated by the textile industry.Read More
Let’s continue our journey of discovery of the different CO2 laser applications for the packaging industry. In the past articles, we’ve already described how laser micro-perforation can drill accurate holes on plastic film to create packages suitable to preserve fresh food. Laser micro-perforation applications, unlike traditional mechanical micro perforation applications, offer speed,...Read More
Wood, paper, cardboard, plastic, PMMA. And also rubber, leather, metals, and ceramics: the potential applications of the CO2 laser are endless. Perhaps for this reason, among the many different laser types developed over the years, the CO2 laser has become the most widely diffused laser technology for laser material processing applications. The invention of this type of laser dates back to 1964:...Read More
PRESS RELEASE Powerful laser designed by the EL.EN. Group donated to “Angeli del Bello” (the Angels of Beauty) of FlorenceTuscan firm donates a special laser for graffiti removal to the City of Florence and to the Angels of Beauty. A donation ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 7, at Serre Torrigiani, the foundation’s annual fundraising dinner that works to better the...
The results for the first six months of the year showed strong revenue growth (+ 19%, 143 million), but no parallel development of marginality was achieved. A dynamic mainly related to the greater weight gained in the mix produced by the industrial sector, characterized by a lower level of profitability than the medical one, and which should continue in the second part of the year. [read the full...Read More
Let's continue exploring the main applications of the CO2 laser. In this article we will be talking about acrylic CO2 laser cutting. As we have seen in previous articles, the CO2 laser has expanded the possibilities of treating and working many materials. Among them is methyl methacrylate, a plastic material best known as Plexiglas® or Perspex®.Read More
The fashion, decoration, and design sectors are generally very competitive. They require a continuous stream of products and models to be offered to the public. There is a constant search for new and original design which is capable of characterizing the designer, while at the same time being in the interest of the public. In fields like design, innovation mainly relies on the imagination of...Read More
It has been four intense days. We have received many visitors, collected all their feedback and comments, and got a pulse of the laser market. Research is not only performed in the lab. In order to make outstanding products that are performing and adding value to daily practices, we have to listen to the needs of the people.Read More
After a strong growth trend mnarked by the record results of the previous fiscal year, the first quarter of 2017 showed a reduction of the company's profit margins due to a shift in the product mix towards the industrial sector which saw a clear expansion thanks to the boom of the Chinese market.Read More
The change in consumer behavior has augmented the demand for ready-to-use food. This, in turn, has resulted in the demand for different packaging types. The food technology industry has developed along and adapted in concordance with these behavioral changes, offering increasingly advanced food packaging. Consumers no longer want to be confined to plastic bags or containers, but want packaging...Read More
The 23rd edition of Laser World of Photonics, the most important international event dedicated to laser technology and the photonics sector will take place from the 26th to the 29th of June. Research, technology and industry are only some of the focuses of this trade fair, which each two year hosts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Laser World of Photonics is an unmissable...Read More
One of the characteristics of CO2 lasers is that it allows you to carry out processes which were impossible to perform beforehand, because of technical limitations in the past.Read More
Laser labeling of food is a recent innovation that makes it possible to reduce production waste by replacing traditional food labels with laser engraved labels. Laser marking of food is suitable for companies wanting to optimize their production process, saving resources and materials while also decreasing their ecological footprint. The possibilities are endless.Read More
Recent years have seen the development of a greater sensibility towards the environmental impact of the production processes. Manufacturers are trying to streamline the use of resources and materials, switching to greener ways of producing goods. For the packaging sector this meant an overall reduction of the materials composing the packaging products: paperboard boxes, rolls of wrapping paper...Read More
Corrugated fiberboard is the most widely used packaging material. A low cost, its great mechanical properties and an overall good strength make it perfect for manufacturing boxes, cartons and other packages different for design and dimensions.Read More
Laser cutting of wood-based products is one of the most important applications of CO2 lasers. Today, laser is a powerful, flexible and reliable tool: it made it possible to overcome the limits imposed by the traditional methods of machining wood based materials.Read More
Laser engraving is one of the many applications of CO2 lasers. This process uses the energy delivered by the laser beam to mark the surface of a material. In the last decades, laser engraving proved to be an effective and efficient tool for the manufacturing applications, especially for the fashion and decorating industry.Read More
In the last few years, laser-based processes have found application in nearly every sector. Practically every machining operation, that has traditionally been performed by mechanical tools, finds a laser equivalent. Lasers can currently cut, weld, drill, heat treat, kiss cut a very wide range of materials.Read More
El.En. laser will be present as an exhibitor at SPIE Photonics West 2017, the world's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on laser technology, to be held in San Francisco from January 31 to February 2, 2017. As exhibitors we will be at the stand nr. 4365 where we will showcase our most recent laser technologies.Link
El.En. will exhibit at "EXPOLASER" in Piacenza 12 - 14 November 2015.
El.En. has exhibited at "Laser World Of Photonics " in Munich 22 - 25 June 2015.
El.En. takes part in the next conference "Science and Applications of Laser Technology" to be held in Austria on 18 March with a speech on the theme: "State of the art laser applications in medicine, industry and art conservation."
El.En attended the EXPOlaser Forum that was held in Piacenza on November 14th, 2014.Link
El.En. has exhibited at "Lasys " in Stuttgart 24 - 26 June 2014Link