Posted on 07.18.2022 by Aaron Grimes

The Best Solution for Laser Engraving Polyethylene

Last Updated on Dec 7, 2023

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The Best Solution for Laser Engraving Polyethylene

Searching for a laser engraving machine that will work with polyethylene? Look no further than the laser engraving systems from TYKMA Electrox. Below, we’ll look at specifics for polyethylene along with our recommended system for marking it, the Vereo UV Integration Laser.

About Polyethylene

Laser systems from TYKMA Electrox are capable of engraving various materials and substrates, including polyethylene. Polyethylene is the most common plastic in the world and is extremely versatile. It can be found in all of the following and much more:

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Injection moldings
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Bulletproof vests
  • Medicine jars
  • Children’s toys
  • Water bottles
  • Wire insulation
  • Peanut butter jars
  • Drainpipes
  • Plastic containers
  • Tubing
  • Gasoline containers and tanks
  • Coatings and laminations
  • Fishing and sports nets
  • Telecommunication cables

While polyethylene has various applications, it is most commonly used in industrial, marine, municipal, mining, duct, landfill, and agricultural applications. Some features of polyethylene that makes it such a versatile and valuable material for companies are as follows:

  • Light weight
  • Tough
  • Good moisture resistance
  • High chemical resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Easy to process
  • Good corrosion resistance

Polyethylene is available in several grades and formulations but is classified into five main categories according to its density. These five main categories of polyethylene are as follows:

  • Low density
  • Linear low density
  • High density
  • Ultra-high-molecular-weight
  • Cross-linked

Additionally, polyethylene can vary between being transparent, translucent, and opaque depending on its thermal history and thickness.

The Vereo UV Integration Laser

As a leading provider of laser marking systems, TYKMA Electrox offers a number of laser engraving machines. However, some machines are better for engraving specific materials than others.

In particular, we recommend our Vereo UV Integration Laser for marking polyethylene, as UV lasers are more suited for this material than fiber lasers.

Our Vereo UV Integration Laser is a highly efficient system that is air-cooled and maintenance-free, while featuring low energy consumption.

Some of the system’s diverse applications include:

Be sure to visit our Vereo UV Integration Laser page linked above for full product specs.

The Benefits of Laser Engraving Polyethylene

Some of the benefits of laser marking polyethylene include:

  • Polyethylene withstands extreme UV exposure and substantial salt spray testing
  • High contrast marking is possible on any color of polyethylene
  • Laser marks on polyethylene are clear, distinct and precise

Additionally, we accept materials for application testing and evaluation. Reach out to us today to see the effects of laser marking polyethylene, free of charge!

More Laser Marking Systems from TYKMA Electrox

With the laser marking systems from TYKMA Electrox, laser engraving has never been easier. Whether you need to engrave a logo, 2D code, barcode, or identification number, a laser engraving system from TYKMA Electrox has got you covered.

All TYKMA Electrox laser engraving systems are equipped with the following:

  • Top-of-the-line laser engines with an extensive lifespan
  • Energy-efficient operations and advanced capabilities for etching, marking, and engraving
  • Air-cooled, ergonomic designs
  • User-friendly controls and cutting-edge features
  • Additionally all of our laser marking machines are shipped fully assembled and require no calibrations. Backed with the best warranty in the industry, our laser marking systems are used in a wide variety of industries.

Reach Out to TYKMA Electrox Today!

We strive to make things as simple as possible for our customers, which is why we offer complete support services, available 24/7/365. Our support services cover everything from machine set up and training to troubleshooting and maintenance.

Contact the TYKMA Electrox team today to learn more about laser marking polyethylene.

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