At Dal-Bac Manufacturing Co., Inc., our thermal fusing capabilities allow us to provide customers with an effective means for bonding thin, flexible materials for situations where the use of wet adhesives would be impractical. This process is ideal for fusing flexible materials such as textiles, plastic films, and paper and results in a finished product with enhanced durability and performance.
We operate two 72” wide flatbed laminating machines that enable us to bond flexible materials in a continuous, roll to roll fashion. By carefully controlling temperature, pressure and dwell, and choosing the best adhesive substrate, we can create strong bonds between layers of fabrics, papers, foams, and non-wovens that stand up under a range of environmental extreme. We also have broad experience in the application of adhesive films and hot-melt web adhesives to the surface of our customers’ materials, which allows them to reactivate those adhesives in their facilities, creating bonds to other surfaces. In some cases, we can avoid the use of adhesives altogether by introducing controlled melting of one of the lamination materials, which causes it to flow into the other and create exceptionally strong bonds with no additional adhesive cost.
Our experts work closely with you to understand your needs. We produce prototypes and samples to qualify our process and forward them to you for your internal evaluation. We can manage jobs that involve qualification to Mil-spec, ANSI, and ASTM standards. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we are passionate about quality and completely committed to meet or exceed customer expectations.
With our 40+ years of industry experience and leading edge technologies, we have the knowledge and proficiency to tackle the most challenging projects. Contact us today to learn more about our thermal fusing capabilities.
Thermal Fusing Capabilities
|General Capabilities||Bond Flexible Materials |
|Fusing Methods||Controlled Melting |
Two to Multiple Layers
|Applications||Thermal/Acoustical Insulation Components|
Orthotic Appliance Components
|Medical Devices and Bladders
|Specifications||Width: Up to 68” |
Thickness: Up to 1”
|Adhesive Substrates||Adhesive Films |
Hot-Melt Web Adhesive
|Fusing Materials||Textiles |
|Production Volume||Prototypes and samples|
Low to High Volumes
Process Qualification Test Runs
|Lead Times||Quoted on Job by Job Basis|
(Normally 2 to 4 Weeks)
Emergency Services Available (When required)
|Industry Standards||ISO 9001:2008 Certified|
Materials Offered to a variety of: