U.S. Laminating Corp. provides a wide array of laminating services. Lamination, in short, is when two or more independent webs are joined together into a single web. This process can be done by using wax (wax lamination), melted plastic resin (extrusion lamination), or liquid adhesives (adhesive lamination).
Types of Adhesive Lamination
- Water based
- Solvent based
The most utilized of the bunch is solvent-less. This is due to the fact that the bonds created with solvent-less adhesives between the laminated webs are one hundred percent destruct in nearly all cases, which then minimizes the risk for delamination with weak or poor bond strength. With this process, you are getting the most sturdy end-product, which in turn saves you money. Another reason solvent-less lamination is the way to go is due to its quick-drying ability. You save time, which leads to a more productive workday. On top of that, this sort of lamination is better for the environment.
Solvent-based adhesives produce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) when manufactured and when these VOC's are emitted into the atmosphere pollute the air pose a health threat to the employees who are exposed to the dangerous fumes. Over the recent years, measures have been taken to limit these dangers. This shift is mostly due to the expanded use of solvent-less laminating processes.
These adhesives contain water as their carrier. Due to this, they are dried and their application. This leaves the active resin system on the substrate to be bonded to a secondary substrate in order to make the lamination process work. Products produced through this process can be used on a wide array of film substrates, such as foil and paper. It is a flexible sort of adhesive that finds a wide range of uses, such as food and medical packaging, as well as many of sorts of industrial lamination products. Some food packaging applications includes snack foods, bottle labels and microwaveable packages.
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