Lamination of textile fabrics

In lamination, the textile layer of multi-layered flexible fabrics is bonded with an additional layer. This layer can consist of textiles, metal or plastic films, foam or similar materials. 
The adhering of textiles onto other textiles is called bonding. They are bonded together using an adhesive,
creating a surface with particular characteristics and a potential new product. Depending on customers’ wishes and requirement profile, we can create single-layer or multi-layer laminates.

Application and effects.

The lamination process creates a material that incorporates the characteristics of both original materials, thus providing additional positive effects. For example, a strong material may be tear
and abrasion resistant, the plastic film waterproof and windproof.
Combining these with a metal film produces a light-impermeable and heat-reflecting material. Ploucquet can therefore create new types of product for the most varied areas of application.

Processes and materials.

In our lamination process, we use PU or special types of adhesive. Depending on area of use, the application of adhesive varies from 2–18 g/m2 with special Rösel rollers (dots) and 19–50 g/m2 with cross-hatching. The rolling laminating machine, which can be operated on 
a loop and helps realize customer-specific requirements during the lamination and bonding process, has a working width of 2 m. A Corona unit enables surface modification of the product thanks to plasma treatment that ensures improved adhesion. Controlled reaction conditions for the PU adhesive system are guaranteed by a Weko unit.

All flexible materials can be laminated, such as fabric, knits, interlaced yarns, non-woven fabrics, films, foam, felts and paper. Furthermore, we can process longitudinally elastic, cross-stretch or bi-elastic substrates. This enables various flexible surfaces to be bonded together.

As a licensed lamination partner of Sympatex Technologies GmbH, we produce various Sympatex laminates for sports clothing, contract & workwear, as well as for the shoe industry.