3909582 is referenced by 119 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method of forming a line of weakness in at least one but not all layers of multilayer laminate which comprises effecting relative movement between a beam of radiant energy of a particular predetermined wavelength and intensity and the laminate so that the energy is selectively relatively absorbed by the at least one layer in an amount and manner that alters the structure of the layer and thereby forms a line of weakness in the laminate. The source of radiant energy preferably is a laser. The laminate layers can be comprised of any material used in manufacturing multilayer packaging laminates such as thermoplastics, thermosets, paper and foil. Preferably, the laminate includes at least one layer of thermoplastic material. The layer that absorbs more energy can be an adhesive.

Title
Method of forming a line of weakness in a multilayer laminate
Application Number
05/321,232
Publication Number
3909582
Application Date
January 5, 1973
Publication Date
September 30, 1975
Inventor
Bowen William Edmund
Agent
Ziehmer George P
Audet Paul R
Auber Robert P
Assignee
American Can Company
IPC
B23k 27/00
B29C 37/00
B29C 35/08
B23K 26/00
B29C 59/00
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