The different specifications of lamination

Despite our name, foiling isn’t all we do here and we are actually also well known for lamination services. Being able to provide our support to clients in a wide variety of industries, we can laminate a variety of materials including ABS, plywood, Acrylic and HIPS. We aim to make sure that our customers are satisfied with the final result. To accomplish this we use products from well-respected manufacturers.

Lamination is the process by which two or more flexible packaging webs are joined using a bonding agent. The substrates that make up these webs may consist of papers, films, or aluminium foils. In general terms, adhesive is added to the substrate web that lacks absorbing potential, after which the second web is pressed against it, producing a duplex or two-layer laminate.

Web lamination is used to increase the appearance and barrier properties of substrates. When deciding on the most suitable laminating process, the choice is largely dependent upon the end-use of the product. Different technologies exist which cover a myriad of applications in the food and non-food packing industries, in addition to the manufacture of technical laminates for the insulation and solar energy panel sectors.

The machinery for laminating can be classified according to the type of bonding agent used to produce the laminate. Wet lamination for example is where the bonding agent still exists in liquid form when the webs are joined together. Commonly it is used to produce a paper-aluminium foil laminate that is largely used in flexible packaging.

At Foiling Services our work is available to customers throughout the UK. Should you be having difficulties in deciding how exactly you want to go about your lamination work, our staff are always happy to give you a helping hand and offer advice. If some of your products require laminating, there is no better company to call than ours.