INNOVATIVE LASER TECHNOLOGY IN TEXTILE INDUSTRY: MARKING AND ENGRAVING

Yordanka Angelova, Silvija Mežinska, Lyubomir Lazov

Abstract


The advent of laser technology in textiles industry has established a new innovative solution, which successfully prevents some of the weaknesses in the conventional technologies. Lasers are being used in Laser Marking (Only the surface of fabric is processed, fading), Laser Engraving (Controlled cutting to depth). It has been used extensively as the replacement of some conventional dry processes like sand blasting, hand sanding, destroying, and grinding etc., which are potentially harmful and disadvantageous for the environment.
The article considers some innovative laser technologies, such as marking and engraving on various textile materials. The laser applications for leather and textile processing were analysed. The report overviews systems and ways of laser marking and engraving implementations. Classification of markings was proposed. The advantages of laser marking and engraving technologies in textile fields were pointed.

Keywords


laser technologies; marking; engraving; textiles; denim clothing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/etr2017vol3.2610

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