Wide Range of Substrates
Unparalleled expertise and options
AKAS has the expertise to laminate on virtually any textile substrate, a streamlined supply chain to meet your deadlines, and the know-how and customer service approach to guide you to your best solution.
Environmentally-friendly PUL lamination
AKAS has engineered a truly green process for manufacturing PUL. It’s a cold lamination process using a special urethane-based adhesive with no solvents and minimal energy. The adhesive cures simply by the moisture in the air. No heat is required, there is no waste and no discharge. Our proprietary process creates a laminate that is very soft, doesn’t crinkle and is lab tested for 200 washes without delaminating or leaking. The result: a material that is durable, flexible and cost effective.
We offer 1-, 2- and 5-mil urethane film lamination on customer-supplied textiles, foams or other substrates.
The 1- and 2-mil laminates are ideal for waterproofing fabrics. The 1 mil creates a more breathable material, ideal for active wear, raincoats and more. The 2-mil lamination provides a more hydrostatic layer. The 5 mil was developed to create a strong weldable bond for urethane to urethane but can also be laminated on the face of the fabric. AKAS can also sandwich the urethane film between two layers of the same, or different fabrics.
Our PUL cold-cured laminates are used extensively in furniture, in diapers and changing / sanitary pads, pet beds, in incontinence products and for apparel.
Flame lamination is very effective for bonding flexible foams and certain non-wovens to a variety of other substrates, such as fabrics, films and papers. No adhesives are needed, saving money and eliminating any risk of seepage or bond failure. You achieve a more durable product that is easier to recycle than other laminated materials.
We have deep experience in flame laminating, strictly controlling the speed and distance through the flame to control the bond strength between the foam and substrate.
For automobile interior parts, footwear, sports uniforms, orthopedic braces and sound insulating materials / acoustic applications, flame lamination is used frequently to create composites that perform.
Water-Based Adhesive Lamination
Water-borne adhesives are dried during lamination, leaving the active adhesive on one substrate to be bonded to the second. The key advantage: the process can be used on a wide array of substrates, such as foil and paper. The laminates are non-washable but they are microwavable. Water-based lamination is used often in food and medical packaging, and for many industrial products.
Back to Back Lamination
To provide stitch stability, prevent seam slippage, give a flimsy fabric more body, and provide added strength, AKAS backs customer-supplied fabrics with a very thin nonwoven (spunlace or spun bonded or Sontara®). We can also laminate the same fabric back-to-back with a washable or non-washable bond. (The non-washable bond is more economical). Simply send your fabric to AKAS and tell us what needs to be bonded to it.
LDPE Coating / Lamination
AKAS offers 2 mil or 3 mil LDPE / Polypropylene / HDPE coating on customer supplied non-woven fabrics or any other textiles. We can coat textiles up to 120” in width. The laminates made by this process can be cut and put into roll widths required.