Light industry generally refers to the production of consumer goods industry, which is opposite to heavy industry, but also cross. It coincides with the application characteristics of laser technology. Laser technology has a wide range of applications in this field, we will start from the industry categories, and laser application scenarios for segmentation analysis to find new landing solutions for laser equipment.
Laser Technology in the Plastics Industry
- New energy applications: laser technology can be applied to the manufacture of solar cells to improve photoelectric conversion efficiency.
- Biomedical applications: Laser technology can be applied to the screening and development of drugs and medical diagnosis. Laser technology can be used to accurately control the dose of drugs and improve the effect of drug action.
- Functional film materials and products application: laser technology can be used to process and manufacture functional thin film materials, such as optical films, new flexible/liquid crystal displays, and high-barrier multilayer co-extruded composite films.
- High-performance materials application: laser technology can be applied to the preparation and processing of high-performance materials and additives, such as high-performance PVC pipe profiles, high-strength,bio-based plastics, and special engineering plastics. Using laser technology, materials can be precisely processed and modified to improve their performance and applications.
Laser Technology Application
In the industry classification, plastic products are mainly categorized by material. In the application of laser equipment, we explain the classification of plastic products by size and shape.
Thin Film Class
Laser technology is widely used in thin film products, including rolls of film, logos, labels and so on. Thin-film products include multilayer organic thin-film devices such as TFTs and OLEDs, and also cover thin-film plastic materials such as PET, PP, and PI. There are a variety of options for the way lasers are applied to thin film products, including marking, cutting, punching and other operations.
Laser marking can realize the permanent identification of products, cutting can meet the needs of product slitting and die-cutting while punching can realize the preparation of various small parts. What’s more, through the realization of automated production lines, production efficiency can be greatly improved to meet the needs of mass production.
Components and Parts Class
Plastic products are household, industrial and other items processed with plastic as the main raw material. These products can be processed by injection molding, blister molding, plastic and other processes. Laser equipment is widely used in the processing of plastic products, including CO2 laser marking machines, tire marking automated production lines, and medical stent femtosecond laser cutting equipment.
Most of the automotive electronic parts have been encapsulated with plastic laser welding, such as automotive urea tubes, car cameras, automotive radar, automatic door locks and so on. These applications fully prove the importance and wide application of laser technology in plastic product processing.
Special Performance Class
Plastic materials that require special processing to move to the next stage of production, as well as consumables that are themselves made of plastic, need to be treated with specific processing equipment. These include rotary plasma processors, 3D printing equipment, fully automated laser wire stripping machine, and equipment for matte finishing of cell phone center frames.
The application and innovation of laser technology in this field also drive the continuous development and improvement of laser equipment. At present, laser plastic welding equipment is mainly used in medical, automotive and other industries. In addition to its advantages in laser supporting equipment, Han’s Laser also has a series of automation product packages. They can improve production efficiency, reduce costs, and improve product quality.