The Jacobs & Thompson Group – Types of Lamination

Understanding your lamination choices
PSA lamination (peel-and-stick) requires pressure to adhere the adhesive to the foam or textile substrate. Some applications require heat to help soften and accelerate the adhesive tack prior to engaging the substrate surface.
Flame Lamination requires extreme heat and pressure. Most flame applications involve a urethane or olefin foam that melts when passed over an open flame. A thin molten layer is created on the surface, allowing substrates and textiles to bond to the foam when passed under a nip roller. These materials can be laminated to both sides of the foam in one pass if required.
Hot Melt Adhesive Lamination requires optimal heat, pressure and cooling to bond materials together. Common laminate constructions include fabric to foam & fabric to fabric. A web, glue or film adhesive is layered between the face and backing materials before passing through an oven.
Heat-Assist Lamination Line requires a quick impact heat and minimal pressure to bond materials together. The heating elements were designed to bond foams with a more delicate construction and a lower melt point such as polyethylene and EVA. This piece of equipment is capable of laminating 3 materials in one pass and can slit your material to width in-line.