The smart software solution to define high-precision perforation parameters
With StarMAP, design and optimization of Modified Atmosphere Packaging films
becomes a breeze. The new software solution uses a scientific approach and a USDA approved database for calculating the optimum number and size of micro-perforations for a certain product and pack geometry. To provide the best possible shelf life and product quality, StarMAP takes the following parameters into account:
Product: fruits, vegetables, whole/fresh cut
Type of packaging film
With more than 52,000 systems installed worldwide, the ROFIN group is a market and innovation leader for lasers and laser-based solutions for industrial materials processing. No matter whether it is cutting, welding, marking or surface treatment, whether it is a CO2, fiber, solid state, diode or ultra-short pulsed laser – ROFIN offers the optimal laser technology today for the applications of tomorrow. ROFIN‘s expert group in Gilching near Munich is the market leader for laser-optimized flexible packaging and co-operates with the major packaging converters. The comprehensive knowledge about packaging material gained during many years of experience helps to design new laser sources tailored for this important market. ROFIN develops laser processes for the packaging industry on their own winding system and lab equipment. Customers are welcome to send material for free trials.
Innovative Laser Solutions for Intelligent Packaging
In the consumer goods industry, the packaging of the product is almost as important as the product itself when it comes to influencing the consumer’s buying decision. Modern packaging must be well presented, be fit for purpose regarding storage requirements, and be easy to open. In addition to this there are a number of other challenges for food and packaging manufacturers: safe transport and storage, control of freshness, attractive presentation on the shelf, as well as easy preparation and treatment. Laser solutions from ROFIN provide the answers here. They provide selective weakening of individual packaging layers for easy opening, or perforation of tiny holes to create a modified atmosphere within the pack.
The processing of packaging foils is a common application with high web speeds of several hundred meters per minute. High product functionality demands are met by ROFIN's highly sophisticated laser technology offering a wide range of customized system solutions.