Thermal Fusing – Lamination with different types of adhesives!

Dal-Bac Manufacturing offers a full range of lamination services including Thermal Fusing.  Our thermal fusing solutions combine two or more materials together into a single composite. We use thermal fusing lamination to create finished products that combine the characteristics of the individual layers and have enhanced durability and performance in a wide range of environmental extremes. Thermal fusing lamination is ideal for combining materials like:

  • Textiles
  • Plastic films
  • Papers
  • Foams
  • Non-wovens
  • Waterproof textiles

The most critical part of any thermal fusing lamination project is selecting the correct adhesive. To make sure we select the correct adhesive, our engineering team works closely with our customers to make sure that we understand the bond requirements for the finished product.  Our thermal fusing laminations use one of two types of thermoplastic adhesives:

  1. Adhesive films:  Plastic films that have been engineered to melt at a specific target temperature and that exhibit superior flow characteristics upon melting.
  2. Hot-melt web adhesives:  These are conventional hot-melt adhesives that are melted and spun onto a belt, creating a thin continuous web of hot-melt adhesive.

Another factor in selecting the adhesive is understanding where and when the adhesive will be fully activated. There are two primary options:

  1. The project involves creating a finished product consisting of one or multiple layers of materials bonded together for use in downstream production.  In this case the adhesive is fully activated creating the final composite product.
  2. The project requires that adhesive be added to a material but not fully activated. The adhesive will be reactivated at a later production stage to create bonds between the original material and other surfaces.

Dal-Bac is dedicated to meeting and exceeding exacting manufacturing specifications. That is the commitment and dedication we demonstrate with our ISO 9001:2015 certification.

If you have a need to combine thin, flexible materials for either a product component, final product, or downstream application our team can help you develop the best solution.