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Photoengraving in plastic molding

Plastic articles can have different sensations to the touch and different grip deriving from the type of photoengraving on the product. The photoengraving, or also called texture, is the technique of processing the plastic surface for its modeling, in order to give the most desired visual and tactile aspect. This transformation is done mainly with the use of a laser that photo-etches the surface of the article. 

In plastic molding, photoengraving is carried out after the article has been made to give it a shinier or more opaque appearance or to make it less slippery through a texture with greater grip. The minimum depth of engraving is 0.002 mm, while the maximum varies depending on the material and the desired effect. For 3D textures, engraving depths of up to 0.600 mm are possible.

In the plastic furniture market where aesthetic beauty plays a fundamental role, photoengraving has a very important value. Maspi offers customized textures proposed by the customer and various classic types already used in different projects.