Dispersion adhesives for film to print lamination
While highly refined folding boxes, book covers and other printing products set new standards in quality and appearance, the print finishers improve the capabilities to upgrade the product quality.
One established and effective procedure is the film to print lamination of printed sheets with matt, glossy, structured or special effects films to have superior quality printed surfaces.
The lamination quality depends on the application method, the materials to be bonded and the adhesive where it fully defines the appearance and value of the entire printed product.
For many years, solvent-based adhesives were the product of choice for this application in the past. Increased requirements regarding the environmental compatibility of manufacturing processes and the recycling properties of the substances used imposed the need for a system change in the graphics industry. Alternative systems that facilitate solvent-free lamination became absolutely necessary.
Our optimised product group have been consistently optimised to improve their performance for mechanical processing characteristics, cutting resistance, coating weight, gloss and resistance to mechanical stress due to embossing or fold burning. In addition, our product generation also includes several adhesives that are approved for food contact.
The selection of a modern lamination adhesives depends on the machine type and the application method used as well as on the specific requirements. However, the adhesive choice can also be influenced by what type of paper or film is to be bonded and by whether it has been printed conventionally or digitally.
The product range comprises different product types with special performance characteristics adapted to the general process requirements in lamination applications. Our products have been developed to meet different requirements which arise from the production process as well as from different carrier substrates and lamination materials.