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CO2 laser processing of multi-layer packaging films

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posted on 08.06.2006, 09:35 by Neil Brown, Fangmin Shi, David KerrDavid Kerr, Michael Jackson, Robert M. Parkin
This paper describes a mechatronic approach to the design and implementation of a noncontact sealing system for multilayer lidding films, as used in aseptic containers for food and medical packaging. The method proposed uses a beam-steered laser to seal the product, thereby enabling virtually instant changeover from one product line to another while reducing sealing machine tooling costs and downtime. Results are presented which show that the process may produce seals of higher strength than the conventional thermal/mechanical process.

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BROWN, N. ... et al, 2005. CO2 laser processing of multi-layer packaging films. Proceedings of IMechE, Part I: Journal of Systems & Control Engineering, 219(3), pp. 321-237

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© IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing

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2005

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This is Restricted Access. The article, which was published in the journal, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering [© IMechE] is available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0959-6518.

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0959-6518

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en