About Laser Cleaning
Laser Cleaning technology finds its roots in laser marking machines. It uses high energy light pulses to ablate a contaminant from a substrate, reducing secondary waste to nihil.
Due to its basic physics, Laser Cleaning allows for extremely precise cleaning. It's human and environmentally friendly and has a very low operational cost.
How it works
Laser cleaning is a versatile, flexible technology allowing for very precise cleaning without secondary waste, consumables or air movements.
The pulsed lasers are best to be imagined as bullets of light being shot at a surface. The contaminant will absorb the light that is then reflected on the substrate below. Both layers release each other and the contaminant is extracted immediately - avoiding any atmospheric contamination.
During the process, the substrate is not significantly heated, nor is it damaged.
Coatings come in all colours and varieties imaginable; making it a challenging but fascinating application. We have cleaned many types of coatings, in different thicknesses going from less than 100 microns to over a 1000. Don't worry about the colour, it's rather the ingredients of which the coating is built that influence success or speed.
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