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Label Materials

Label Materials Overview

Label materials are multilayer laminates consisting of a plastic top layer, a contrasting bottom layer, an acrylic adhesive layer, and a paper liner. Commonly used label materials for laser marking and cutting are 3M™ Laser Markable Label Stock and Polyonics Markable Label Materials. Laser marking label materials is done using a 10.6 micron CO2 laser. The laser beam vaporizes the top layer, exposing the contrasting bottom layer. Laser cutting label materials can be done using either a 10.6 micron CO2 laser or patented MultiWave Hybrid™ technology. Multiwave Hybrid technology is beneficial if one of the layers is metallic, such as with Polyonics Markable Label Materials.

Applicable Laser Processes for Label Materials

Laser Cutting
Laser Marking

Laser Processing Examples of Label Materials

Polyonics Markable White/Black Label Material Laser Marking with a 10.6 micron CO<sub>2</sub> Laser and Laser Cutting Using MultiWave Hybrid™ Technology

Polyonics Markable White/Black Label Material Laser Marking with a 10.6 micron CO2 Laser and Laser Cutting Using MultiWave Hybrid™ Technology