BOFA's range of ADVANTAGE laser fume extraction and filtration systems are designed for applications that generate particulate and gaseous volatile organic compounds (VOC's) within the Laser Marking, Coding and Engraving Industries.
Laser welding of plastics and metals are now common place. Most welding of plastics only softens or melts the substrate bonding them together rather than burning. As a result no actual fume is generated, but some plastics may produce an unpleasant smell. Welding metals however can produce hazardous fume, especially if they are anti corrosion coated such as Zintac.
A variety of toxic fumes and particulates are generated when different substrates are being lasered. These contaminates are known within the industry as LGAC's (Laser Generated Air Contaminates). LGAC's of different makeup can react in the extreme within the filter separation process.
With this knowledge, Bofa have developed the Advantage range of fume elimination systems designed specifically for such a broad base of lasered substrate materials.