Pulsed laser processing of paper materials

Schechtel F, Reg Y, Zimmermann M, Stocker T, Knorr F, Mann V, Roth S, Schmidt M (2016)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2016


Publisher: Elsevier B.V.

Book Volume: 83

Pages Range: 46-52

Conference Proceedings Title: Physics Procedia

Event location: Fürth DE

DOI: 10.1016/j.phpro.2016.08.006


At present the trends in paper and packaging industries are the personalization of products and the use of novel high-tech materials. Laser processes as non-contact and flexible techniques seem to be the obvious choice to address those developments. In this paper we present a basic understanding of the occurring mechanisms of laser based engraving of different paper and paperboard materials, using a picosecond laser source at 1064 nm. The influences on the beam-paper-interaction of grammage, the composition of the paper matrix, as well as the paper inherent cellulose fibers were investigated. Here the ablation threshold of commercially available paper was determined and a matrix ablation effect under the 1064 nm radiation observed. These results were characterized and qualified mainly by means of laser scanning microscope (LSM) micrographs in combination with color-space analytics.

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Schechtel, F., Reg, Y., Zimmermann, M., Stocker, T., Knorr, F., Mann, V.,... Schmidt, M. (2016). Pulsed laser processing of paper materials. In Physics Procedia (pp. 46-52). Fürth, DE: Elsevier B.V..


Schechtel, Florian, et al. "Pulsed laser processing of paper materials." Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Photonic Technologies, LANE 2016, Fürth Elsevier B.V., 2016. 46-52.

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