British flexible packaging specialist Tyler Packaging has introduced a new directional laser technology, in a move to enhance its packaging capabilities.

The company said that the directional laser technology enables complex shapes to be cut out of the outer layer of a laminated pouch or bag to allow for see-through windows so consumers can view the contents of the packaging without any of the barrier properties being lost in the process.

Tyler Packaging sales and technical director Adam Kay said: "By introducing a new packaging technology, we are able to innovate our processes and offer a greater range of packaging solutions to our clients.

"Earlier, normal paper and polythene multi-ply packaging was unable to retain the barrier properties if an aperture was included."

"The great thing about directional laser scoring is that we can produce traditional, almost old-fashioned looking packaging, whilst also providing the same ultra-modern barrier properties afforded by the latest technologies."

Earlier, normal paper and polythene multi-ply packaging was unable to retain the barrier properties if an aperture was included.

In order to overcome this problem, the technology will now be applied to laminate films, pouches and bags to make a window similar to traditional two-ply paper and polythene bags.

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Apart from the directional laser technology, Tyler Packaging also offers 3D imagery at the design stage of the packaging process in order to assist client marketing departments in visualising designs and print layouts prior to printing.

The company also offers SLIDE-RITE sliders, laser scribing and easy-open, flat-base pouches, as well as other quality flexible packaging options, such as laminated pouches, laminated bags and sacks, and laminated BOPP/PP woven sacks.