A new lamination machine is now available for the expanded polystyrene industry (EPS) that combines a hot-melt roller coater to apply hot-melt adhesives and a hot roll laminator to laminate adhesive backed films in one machine.

This machine reportedly has the capability of laminating EPS sheets to roll materials that require a hot-melt adhesive coating, as well as roll materials that already have an adhesive coating on them and only require heat to activate the adhesive. A range of products can be laminated to the EPS using the hot-melt roller coater, including roofing materials, paper, packaging materials, fiberglass, nonwoven materials, and fabrics or textiles. When using the hot roll laminator portion of the machine, adhesive backed films and foils are reportedly easily laminated through the heated Teflon-coated laminating rolls.

By combining these two different laminating processes, the production floor space can be reduced and labor savings can be achieved. 

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