Laser markers mounted on a robot

Plastic pallets processed with laser technology

Published on: 11/28/2017 Author: Marloes Middelkamp

The company: AVK Plastics

AVK Plastics are located in Bal (the Netherlands) and are part of the international operating AVK Group. This Danish multinational is active in more than 80 countries. AVK Plastics are the experts in the field of high quality plastics within the AVK Group. Producing plastic street pots and accessories for the access and operation of underground appendages. In addition to this the production of plastic pallets is very important for AVK plastics.

Thousands of kilo's plastics are processed into pallets everyday alongside street pots and accessories, through an automatic injection molding process. The pallets are produced in a sustainable way, from recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Many of the pallets produced are European OneWay System (EOS) pallets, which are used for exporting. A growing part of the production of pallets is the marking of a client specific logo and contact data. This is achieved using 5 Trotec laser marking machines.

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The challenge facing AVK

“We chose laser machines because they are a one time investment. In the past we used stickers, but the costs for materials are recurring and the chance of malfunction was higher. The lasers are currently only used for laser marking the pallets, but in the near future we would like to expand that to other products", Peter de Greef, project leader AVK Plastics.

The Trotec solution

“We've chosen Trotec because we wanted a quality product as well as know-how. We made a comparison between several laser producers, but the quality of the Trotec marking was the best one. We had a very pleasant cooperation with Trotec. They not only deliverd the laser systems, but they also helped thinking for an ultimate set-up. In the end, we took care of the integration process. This took some time, but we're very happy with the result", Peter de Greef.

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Trotec would like to wish good luck to AVK Plastics in their production and personalisation of sustainable pallets.

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