Lamination is a process in which two or more substrates are brought together to form a single layered structure.

ADFORS uses three lamination processes:

  • Wet
  • Thermal
  • Mechanical bonding (stitched fabrics)

In the wet process, a liquid adhesive is applied to one or more substrates. The layers are then brought together and the structure is dried with the layers compressed to ensure a good bond.

In the thermal process, two or more different layers are brought together and consolidated with heat and pressure. A related process, called calendering, can be used to flatten or reduce the gauge of a single fabric.

In the mechanical bonding process, a lightweight substrate can be attached to a knit fabric during the knitting process.

Please contact us if you would like us to do a dedicated study to identify a particular lamination solution for your needs.