Polymers, also known as plastics, imitate natural substances. However, this does not mean that they are inferior; instead, thanks to their special qualities, they are indispensable and even surpass natural substances in many areas. A plastic is a material manufactured artificially from macromolecules that are organic in origin.
ACI Laser offers plastics processing solutions that are well-suited to marking organic and carbon-based materials. The wide range of applications for various plastics is matched by the wide range of products offered by ACI Laser. From engraving to foaming or simple colour changes – put the finishing touches on your plastic semi-finished parts with the perfect laser!
Typical materials (selection)
- Thermoplastics such as ABS, POM, PEEK, PC, PA6
Plastics often contain additional additives such as stabilisers, plasticisers, dyes, etc.
ABS and certain thermoplastics can be marked very well with high contrast. However, semi-crystalline materials such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) can only be marked if additives are used.