Apollo Foam provides innovative, custom engineered polyethylene foam solutions globally

Heat Laminating

Polyethylene foam is manufactured in many different sheet sizes and thicknesses, but what happens when the thickness you require is thicker than the manufacturer makes it? Then the sheets or rolls need to the heat laminated to a greater thickness to overcome this. Apollo Foam can heat laminate up to 300mm in thickness.

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Apollo Foam has the capabilities of laminating both cross-linked polyethylene foam and non-cross linked polyethylene foam of varying widths and thicknesses. We have the capabilities on heat laminating sheets and rolls up to 1300mm wide up to a finished thickness of 300mm thick if required. The machine produces consistent, quality, laminated polyethylene foam sheets time after time.

The laminating machine works purely on heat and pressure so no adhesive is used in laminating the blocks to a greater thickness. Once the machine is set to the required thickness, the process requires the operator to place two polyethylene foam sheets either side of an electrically heated blade. The blade then melts the surface of each of the sheets which are then brought together into contact and driven through the machine with knurled rollers.

The roller speed and the temperature can be set to correspond with the desired material which is being processed, the rollers controlled speed ensures the required heat transfer is achieved.

The laminated bond has the equivalent strength to that of the individual sheets, therefore the integrity and consistency of the polyethylene foam are not compromised.

Apollo Foam provide cost-effective polyethylene foam solutions

Our polyethylene foams are converted to our customers’ individual requirements from split sheets, pressed foam fitments, waterjet and routed polyethylene foam components for all market sectors.

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