Definition of Laminate, Materials and Methods


Lamination is the process of applying a plastic film to the surface of a material. The process involves the sandwiching of a material, with plastic and sealing the layers with an adhesive. Most of the time the adhesive is a glue and uses heat or pressure to seal the layers. Lamination can brighten colors, come in a variety of finishes, provide durability (water proof/tear proof) to the material, and gain reflective qualities. Many different materials can have this finishing process applied to them. Products made of paper, plywood, fabric and glass are the most common examples.

The uses for laminating are not limited to one specific industry. Laminating can be used in construction, automobile, printing, wood working, engineering and many other industries. In the construction industry, laminated ply wood is commonly used as a way to create decorative beams. In the wood working industry, floors of all wood species are created and laminated to protect and preserve the detailed surface. Windshields are also laminated which protects automobile drivers from becoming more seriously injured. The laminated glass is less likely to shatter instead the laminate holds the glass shards together.

Pouch Machine and Roll Machine

There are two types of machines used to laminate materials. One is called a pouch machine, the other is called a roll machine. The roll machine uses two process one being hot roll lamination and the other cold roll lamination. These will be discussed on other subpages. Pouch machines are used to laminate bags for food products and other packaged products.


SA Series
Packaged Chillers
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
SAE Series
Modular Chillers
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
SAR Series
Split Chillers
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits