Doubletex was a pioneer in bringing new lamination technologies to Canada in the early 1960’s, and our commitment continues today.
Lamination is a method of attaching (bonding) two or more textile substrates together, in order to create a single multi-layered piece of material. We continue to offer the latest process technology to the marketplace.
We also provide added value by offering one-stop shopping complete laminate packages. Our fabric, quilting, and fiberfill divisions can typically supply the components required, such as backings and interlinings.
Furthermore, our team will work with you to obtain the best lamination results for your fabrics, to insure that they comply with required specifications.
Hot -Melt Lamination
This latest technology was developed to use the latest range of Hot Melt Reactive Polyurethane adhesive materials or PUR’s. These are high tech glues which allow for a very low adhesive weight, a soft hand, excellent washability of the product, and an ability to laminate breathable membranes, all that with an environmentally friendly application process. In addition, a Rotogravure roll can be used to emboss a pattern of adhesive to the substrate. Typical applications include:
-Automotive products (including airbags, headliners, car seats, sun visors)
-Breathable fabrics which also act as a barrier
-High performance Sportswear, work-wear, & protective clothing
-Industrial laminates (conveyor belting, dracones fuel tanks, filtration)
-Medical (protective fabrics -hygiene, barrier pads)
-Home furnishings (including window coverings)
-Outdoor covers (swimming pools, etc.)
This highly proven process features a lower cost per meter than other forms of lamination. Foam is used as the glue to combine or fuse fabrics together. The foam is melted in such a way that the other fabrics bonds to it.
Typical Applications include:
-Shoe trade (insoles and boot liners)
-Lingerie (shoulder pads)
-Industrial (insulation / construction)
-Sporting goods (breathable films or densified closed cell foam (Volara® ) to bond hockey protective pads)