The use of excimer lasers for patterning flexible materials such as polyethylene/non-woven in sheets is reported. This technique is compared with two widely used non-laser techniques -- rotary dies and water jet. Excimer laser processing parameters, e.g., laser wavelength, power density, etc., will be discussed in relation to the final cut quality.
Elias I. Hontzopoulos,
"Excimer laser patterning of flexible materials", Proc. SPIE 1503, Excimer Lasers and Applications III, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46933