Hot Laminator and Its Scope in Laminating Film Business

By: navneet kumar

Hot laminators are used for large scale laminating and pouch laminators for small size laminates. When we pass thermal lamination film from hot laminator, its co extrusion coating starts getting melting and its bonding with paper starts. Hot laminators use rollers to move the materials through the machine. The rollers also help distribute heat evenly, so better laminators have more rollers. A laminator with more rollers will provide a smoother, more professional look without defects.

Hot Lamination: Hot laminators are the most common types of laminators. They use heat (180 to 300 degrees F) to laminate documents and other flat items. The heat melts an adhesive in the plastic laminate, which sticks to the material being laminated. Hot lamination can be used with any flat items that do not include inks or materials that will run or melt when exposed to high temperatures. Hot laminators provide better quality and durability laminates that are more resistant to wear and tear.
Hot lamination is the most common and durable lamination method and is generally preferred over cold lamination.

Hot laminators use a heat-activated adhesive that is heated as it passes through the laminator. Most laminators heat the lamination to between 200 and 300? F. The heat required for lamination varies depending on the thickness of the laminating pouch or sheet.

Some hot laminators have adjustable temperature settings. The downside to hot laminators is that some items (for example, some photographs) can not handle the heat required to apply the lamination.

Hot laminators use rollers to move the materials through the machine. The rollers also help distribute heat evenly, so better laminators have more rollers. A laminator with more rollers will provide a smoother, more professional look without defects. The least expensive laminators have two rollers, professional laminators have four rollers, and photo quality laminators have six rollers.

Cold lamination is your best option when laminating heat-sensitive documents. These would include faxes, photos, and documents printed with an ink jet printer. Cold lamination can be safer and provide better UV protection than hot lamination.

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