Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Laminate

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6760

\la-mә-nāt\ (1665) (1, n) A product made by bonding together two or more layers of material or materials. The term most usually applies to preformed layers joined by adhesives or by heat and pressure. However, some authors apply the term to composites of plastic films, with other films, foils, and papers, even though they have been made by spread coating or by extrusion coating. In the reinforced-plastics industry, the term refers mainly to superimposed layers of resin-impregnated or resin-coated fabrics or fibrous reinforcements that have been bonded together, usually by heat and pressure, to form a single piece. (Natural fibers, plastics and composites. Wallenberger FT, Weston NE (eds), Springer, New York, 2003; Engineering plastics and composites. Pittance JC (ed), SAM International, Materials Park, OH, 1990; Handbook of adhesives. Skeist I (ed), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1990)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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