Author: Dalbac

Fabric Lamination creates exceptional composites

Fabric Lamination is a process that combines two, or more, layers of fabric into a single composite with specific characteristics. It creates fabrics that are customized for specific needs and environments that are beyond the capabilities of a single fabric solution. Fabric lamination results in composite fabrics that can be more durable, versatile, stronger and […]

Versatile Laminated Fabric

Laminated fabric is a combination of two or more layers of fabric combined with some other material to achieve specific performance characteristics.  The resulting composites create significant benefits and allow for varied applications beyond the capabilities of a single fabric solution. Laminated fabrics are often more durable, versatile, stronger, water-resistant and are

Case Study: PTFE Film Processing

We had occasion to process a moderately thin (.009”) and expensive, clear PTFE film. This film was to be used as component to a part that was, in turn, to be used in a sealed environment. Among the specifications was a requirement that the materials should not emit VOC’s above a certain level. The film

SIC and NAICS codes

NAICS and SIC numerical designations are a commonly used means by which potential customers can seek out likely vendors for the products they need. A person can look through the NAICS or SIC listings and find the designation that most closely matches what they seek, and then use that number to search for a vendor.

Flame lamination

Flame lamination is a technique that is often used to laminate flexible materials (usually fabrics) to foams and, in some cases, lofted non-woven polyesters (as might be seen used as quilting batting). The technique involves impinging an open flame directly onto the foam, thereby creating a thin, viscous, molten tacky layer (with a relatively short

Pressure sensitive adhesives

Pressure sensitive adhesives are one commonly used method to create laminates. Though not always providing the best of bonds, it has value in situations where the substrates to be laminated require a comparatively benign approach. Pressure sensitives (often called peel-and-stick adhesives or psa’s) can be had in roll form, in a range of formulations and