Atmospheric Packaging

Reducing food waste by extending shelf life

Commercial challenge

Reducing food waste is a major issue globally.

Producing packaging film with laser-produced holes optimised for a particular product and time of year helps extend shelf-life. Although it does add to the cost of packaging, this cost is offset by reducing food waste, water waste, pollution, plastic production and more.

The process must have a “whole food chain commitment” to achieve the benefits. Early adopters have realised the potential under Australian and New Zealand conditions.

Raymax were instrumental in relocating our Laser Perforation equipment from NSW to Vic. The decommission and reinstall went seamlessly and without any issues.

Alan Henderson- Perfection Packaging


Some products need the combination of optimised laser holes, gas flushing and new unique films to extend their shelf life by more than 50%. This process takes place at a film converter or as part of an inline process.

Other products only require optimised laser holes to increase shelf life.

Australian conditions and optimisation requirements can be markedly different to those required overseas. Our expertise and rigorous scientific approach have enabled us to optimise performance on a wide range of products.


We’re proud to play our part in waste reduction by providing leading laser film perforation and respiration measurement equipment.

Several systems are installed in Australia. Both film converters and end-of-line packaging facilities benefit from laser perforated holes optimised for particular conditions.

We continue to work with improvements in flushing and film composition to further develop this environmentally sustainable technology in Australia and New Zealand.

Why Raymax

We make laser light work for you. We’ve spent over 30 years demonstrating what’s possible with lasers. In doing so, we’ve helped modernise Australian and New Zealand industries. You’ll be working with a team of physicists and factory-trained engineers—leaders in the supply of laser solutions and photonics equipment. We’re experts in material interaction research. Wherever possible, you’ll be introduced to new technology that can improve operation in ways you might not have imagined possible.

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