Make the Right Tape with Lamination

Doubling Up with Laminations

There are many applications for tape products that are created by combining two or more substrates and an adhesive.

  • Foils and films are often laminated together to inhibit the vapor transmission through the lamination.
  • Transfer adhesives are laminated to foils to make pressure-sensitive foil tapes.
  • Liners are often added to a tape for die-cutting or a liner is removed, and a different liner is laminated back on to the tape.

For some applications, two tapes are laminated together so opposites sides of the newly laminated product have different adhesive characteristics. At Tapeworks we have even laminated the same tape together to make a thicker, and therefore stiffer tape, which makes handling it easier in the end-use application.


How It's Made

Laminating is the process of combining two or more substrates to form one. There are two methods of laminating. Some products require heat and pressure to hold the substrates and adhesive together while others use pressure-sensitive adhesive. When the lamination is done without heat it is called a cold lamination.

When thinking about what tape to use for your application, don't be constrained by tape products you find "on the shelf" and readily available. Think about combinations of tapes that would be a better solution for your application if they were laminated together. Above all else, don't hesitate to talk with us about laminating tapes to make sure the Tapeworks.



Don't be constrained by tape products you find "on the shelf" and readily available.


Randy Emmons
Randy Emmons