Laminating fabrics is similar to laminating printing, glass, and other materials. A premade film is bonded on the fabric via thermal, or adhesive properties. Fibrous material such as yarns fabrics that are woven, and knit or non-woven fabrics can be laminated. There are many different types of laminating films. Vinyl, PVP, silicone, and acrylic are the most common lamination films. Laminating can be used for aesthetic appearances and for function. Different types of industries like agriculture, construction and clothing use laminated fabrics.
Construction industries use laminated fabrics for wind covers, safety vests, hoses, and truck covers. The clothing industry uses lamented fabrics for hats, gloves, rain wear, and in the linings of shoes and garments. Agriculture use laminated fabrics for bags, shade materials, pond liners, and irrigation material. All these fabrics have one thing in common, they must be water proofed, weather resistant, and sturdy. This type of material is intended for long term use. Home furnishings, industrial, transportation, medical and leisure use utilize laminated materials as well. The different uses can range from backpacks, carpeting, airbags, upholstery, body bags, carpet backing, conveyor belts, and thousands of other products.
Laminated fabrics are an international trade good. Many different countries have profited with the availability of laminated materials. They also are environmentally friendly and recycle well. Laminated fabrics are versatile and will continue to flourish as development of the product continues.