Benefits of Flatbed Laminating

Material Handling Benefits

  • Use all types of clean, easy to work with, dry adhesives—web, powder, film and thermally activated fibers. There is no need for liquid adhesives that create storage, handling, clean-up and environmental documentation problems.
  • Laminate two or more layers of material in one pass.
  • Use all kinds of substrates—fabric, foam, film, nonwovens, composites—even thick, rigid materials.
  • Use for continuous roll-to-roll and sheet laminating.

Energy Savings Benefit

  • No need to dry water or solvents results in lower energy input to manufacture your laminate.

Environmental Benefits

  • Replace flame bonding with an environmental friendly technique of laminating.
  • Dry lamination does not burn off foam and product toxic fumes and in many cases venting exhaust and obtaining environmental permits for exhaust stacks are not needed.

Economic Advantage

  • Conventional laminating equipment can be big and costly. In contrast, Glenro flatbed laminating machines and complete laminating lines occupy a small footprint and are surprisingly affordable, especially given their high throughput of top quality products. A smaller capital investment equals a faster ROI.

Process and Product Quality Benefits

  • The process of applying heat and pressure simultaneously creates an excellent bond at fast line speeds.
  • Better bond strengths at lower temperatures.
  • It can also result in less adhesive usage.
  • Zoned temperature control across the width of the product produces a uniform bond.
  • The “ironing” effect on the laminate eliminates wrinkles.
  • The laminate is restrained in a flatbed laminating machine which reduces shrinkage.
  • The use of dry adhesives means there is no migration of water or solvents into the product.