Laminating Rollers

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Lamination can be explained as the process of bonding two or more sheets or layers of material, typically plastic, in order to create a laminate, which is a thin sheet of non-fabric protective material. Read More…

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Laminating rollers and rolls, often interchangeable with pull rollers, are rubber cylindrical tubes used to pull or drive materials in the heated process of lamination.

Leading Manufacturers

Odenton, MD  |  800-394-7883

We are the premier supplier of urethane rollers for industries around the world. We offer rapid quote responses and fast turnaround times. Our rubber rolls are designed to withstand the toughest rigors, like temperature changes, abrasives, and solvents. We are committed to providing our customers with the very best designs in the industry. Contact us today for more info!

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American Urethane, Inc. $$$

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  |  330-923-3256

Harwood Rubber Products provides top quality rubber rollers and a variety of custom products. We are capable of producing a great diversity of rolls and coverings for a broad customer base. Roll size up to 48 in. diameter, 19 ft. length and 6,000 lbs and custom options. No minimums or set up charges! We pride ourselves on being able to manufacture the most reliable and cost effective solutions.

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Harwood Rubber Products, Inc. $$$

Bend, OR  |  800-541-2317

Our goal is to keep our customers happy by providing quality service, affordable products, and the best rubber rolls in the industry. We use our years of experience and knowledge to ensure that our products will meet your needs every time. We believe in offering the best of everything to our customers, and we will go out of our way to make you happy. Contact us for more info!

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Western Roller Corporation $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

Since 1948, REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development has been manufacturing rubber rollers, idler rolls and conveyor rollers. We serve industries such as computers, printers and paper handling. Call or visit our website today for more information about your quality products and services.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Easton, PA  |  800-275-0818

We manufacture a wide variety of standard and custom rubber products at Unicast. Industries served include printing, newspaper, and packaging. We manufacture urethane rollers including pull rolls and precision ground tubes. Our goal is to provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed. Let us know how we can help you today by giving us a call or visiting us online!

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Unicast Inc. $$$

Denver, PA  |  717-336-7507

Our goal is to bring customer service to our customers. We manufacture rubber rolls that are manufactured using integrity and quality materials. For over 55 years, we have provided our customers with honesty, integrity, and cost effective solutions to their problems. You can learn more about what we do on our website or by speaking with a qualified sales representative. Let us help you today!

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Weaver Industries, Inc. $$$
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Since lamination requires heat in order to properly bond the two materials, laminating rolls must be fabricated from materials that are capable of high heat-resistance such as silicone, which is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 500º F (260° C). Additional elastomeric materials capable of withstanding high temperatures include fluorocarbons, EPDM, neoprene, butyl rubber, nitrile butadiene (NBR) and chlorinated polyethylene.

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Laminating rollers are essential in a broad spectrum of industries, including marine products manufacturing, for lamination of the underside of offshore vessels; woodworking, for the lamination of table tops, chairs and other pieces of furniture; industrial manufacturing, for processing and assembly equipment such as web converting machinery; and printing, for the lamination of important documents, identification cards and other types of paper requiring a protective outer coating. Often, laminating rolls are constructed with a metallic core, such as aluminum, steel or stainless steel, with the elastomeric material bonded onto the core through a rubber-to-metal bonding process.

The rubber-to-metal bonding process involves the rubber, the bonding agents and the substrate. Once the rubber is determined, the bonding agent can be determined, and they generally consist of a polymer-solvent solution, a primer coat based on phenolic-style resins and a top layer of polymers and other materials. To apply the bonding agent, a primer coat must be sprayed over a slightly wider area than the topcoat through the use of a barrel spraying machine. The substrate and the rubber must then be pressed together to enable the bonding to occur.

Once manufactured, for lamination there must typically be three sets of rollers: a drive roller, a guide roller and a laminating roller. There must be a 1:1:1 ratio of these three roller types. The guide roller and the laminating roller rotate in direct correlation to the rotation of the drive roller.

While the drive roller moves the material, the guide roller stretches the material and the laminating roller laminates the material as it is stretched and extruded between the rollers. Lamination offers several benefits, including enhanced color and contrast of materials, protection from abrasion and increased material strength.

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