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Cutting and routing of PVC

eurolaser combines CO₂ laser, router and knives for the processing of polyvinyl chloride

Although polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can in fact be cut with laser, the thermal process produces hydrochloric acid and toxic fumes. For this reason, we advise you not to use laser for cutting PVC in order to prevent corrosion of your laser system and to ensure the safety of the machine operator. Instead make use of the high degree of flexibility offered by the eurolaser systems with their optional expansions including mechanical tool heads when processing PVC. These allow the use of various knives and router bits on your laser system and you will stay flexible for other materials through the laser.

What advantages have eurolaser cutter when cutting of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)?

Precise routing of printed PVC plates
Precise routing of printed PVC plates
Maximal flexibility through up to three tools parallel on one machine
Maximal flexibility through up to three tools parallel on one machine
Very high precision through cutting of printed foils
Very high precision through cutting of printed foils
  • High flexibility with up to three tools parallel on one machine
  • Numerous knives for PVC foils selectable
  • Different routers for PVC plates selectable
  • Unique variety of table sizes – suitable for all standard foil and plates formats
  • High speed and stability during machining process

What added value have eurolaser CO₂ laser cutter?

  • Camera recognition for cutting of printed polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Large format engravings over the entire processing area
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will often be used for foils

Material information about polyvinyl chloride (PVC):

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has become a mass market plastic because it can be produced so cheaply and can be used in a diverse range of applications and in the meantime, constitutes around 25 % of the whole plastics market. It is available in two main forms, hard PVC-U (unplasticized) and soft PVC-P (plasticized) that is made more elastic by the addition of softeners. This plastic is found more and more frequently in the advertising industry where it used for decorative and labelling foil. PVC is flame-retardant and can be produced in both a transparent as well as a coloured form. PVC-U is characterised by its high mechanical strength and hardness. This form of PVC is often used in the building and electrical industries and in mechanical engineering. The addition of softeners gives PVC-P an almost rubber-like elasticity and therefore excellent damping properties. It is used mainly for advertising, the packaging industry, medical appliances and the photographic industry.

Common used terms for polyvinyl chloride (PVC):

PVC-P, PVC-plasticized, PVC-U, PVC-unplasticized, polychlorethene

On eurolaser.tv you can watch videos about laser cutting, engraving, markingVideos of laser cutting of plastics can be found on eurolaser.tv

We will gladly advise you about cutting of PVC, to our technology and special options for plastic processing.

or please call for your individual consulting!

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