Different types of Adhesives and Benefits


There are three types of adhesives involved in the laminating industry. Depending on the process and the material needing to be laminated, different adhesives will work better than others. To determine if the adhesive is water based or not, place a square of laminate in a container of water. If the film turns cloudy, the adhesive is water based.


  • Lower cost than solvent
  • Suitable for lamination and adhesive films
  • Is a liquid state


  • High tack qualities of adhesive are good for low surface energy substrates
  • Suitable for lamination and adhesive films
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Suitable for long term applications
  • Can include high level of UV protection


  • Not affected by moisture in application
  • Low cost
  • Short term outdoor use
  • High adhesion