In the packaging industry, an unattractive or difficult to use package is sufficient to downgrade the best product. Equally, a well designed package must fit the properties of what it contains: fruit or bread are quite different from cheese or ham and requires different types of packaging. A CO2 laser sources is a flexible and cost-effective solution for decorating, marking, cutting or drilling applications in the packaging industry. Paper or cardboard, plastic containers and plastic film, wood are all perfect candidates for CO2 laser processing. Typical applications are: laser welding for easy tear and easy opening applications, laser micro perforation for fresh cut produce bags, laser marking for scribing product id codes and expiration dates and laser cutting to create the most sophisticated packages.