A lamina is a â€˜thin plate or scaleâ€™; a laminate is a composite built by laminating a number of (usually thin) layers of material. A PCB is a laminate both because it combines a number of layers of copper and insulator and because the base material is itself a laminate of epoxide resin and glass fibre. See copper-clad dielectric material.
A thin transparent plastic sheet (coating) applied to usually a thick stock (covers, post cards, etc.) providing protection against liquid and heavy use, and usually accents existing color, providing a glossy (or lens) effect.
The word laminate means “to make by uniting several layers“and was once used in the wood flooring industry to describe engineered flooring. Today, the word has been “captured” by the plastic laminate industry to describe flooring with a melamine top layer over a photograph of whatever they are trying to mimic, laminated on top of a reconstituted powdered wood called fiberboard. Except for the plastic top coat, every part is still from a tree and eventually exhibits the same response to moisture and wear-and-tear.
Using adhesive to join two or more layers. Refers to the process used for encapsulating the identification photograph and data in a protective outer sheath. The term laminate also refers to the material used for laminating.
The bonding together of two or more pieces of material for decorative or strengthening purposes. An example of decorative lamination is a countertop made of plastic material glued to the surface of particleboard or flakeboard. An excellent example of lamination for strength is provided by ordinary plywood. Lamination can also be used for gluing up bent wood projects without the use of steam, chemicals or water.
In coach construction, an object (panel) constructed of various flat layers attached (usually bonded) together to act as one homogenous structure; a component in such an assembly. Used for motorhome's wall, floor and roof assemblies. Laminated construction techniques are often used in higher-end motorhomes.
Packaging composed of layers of different materials, to reach properties not possible by one material alone. E.g. brick packaging is a laminate of PE, aluminium and cardboard. PE offers chemical inertness, aluminium makes it 100% light- and vaporthight and cardboard gives it the stiffness and printability.
A technique where a layer is laminated (with adhesive) to a fabric in order to enhance its performance characteristics. This process is common in waterproof, breathable garments, such as with the Gore-Tex membrane. A third layer may be laminated on the inside to protect the membrane laminate to create a three-ply construction. Laminates although a more expensive construction technique, offer a more durable and even layer and improved value and performance.
A hard-surface floorcovering made with a melamine-impregnated decor layer with an aluminum oxide finish layer, and a HDF core on top of a melamine backing layer. Laminate floors have a high-resolution photo of wood on the top layer whereas engineered wood floors have a top layer of real wood.
Relating to self-adhesive products, the assembly of two or more webs of material normally comprising face paper or film, adhesive, release coated liner, sometimes a protective or decorative transparent overlay.
A process by which different materials are layered and then bonded together using adhesives, pressure, and/or heat. Common laminates are pressure sensitive adhesive backings and clear films used to protect printed images from abrasion, chemicals, and/or fading.
Describes a material made of several layers bound together (and also the process of making that material). In wood panels three or more layers are laid with each layer's grain direction alternating, for strength and durability.
(noun): A surface covering, usually affixed to a substrate with glue. May be any thin surface material. This word does not necessarily indicate "plastic" or "melamine" as is commonly believed. Paper or aluminum may also be a laminate.
The plastic material usually reinforced by glass or paper that supports the copper cladding from which the circuit traces are created. and ~ A pad typically used to solder a component pin to the printed circuit board.
Combine the above two definitions to read: Laminated fabrics are made of two or more plies fused together under a combination of heat, pressure and adhesives. They are normally constructed of a plastic top and bottom layer and an intermediate scrim layer.
A process by which different materials are layered and then bonded together using adhesion. The end result may be the creation of a substrate - such as medium density overlay (MDO) - or the protection of the underlying surface, as when a clear, plastic film is laminated to a decorated surface.
Primarily means a composite material system made with layers of fiber reinforcement in a polymer resin. Sometimes used as a general reference for composites, regardless of how made. Examples of usage: laminate consumption by market, compression-molded laminate.
A laminate is a material constructed by uniting two or more layers of material together. The process of creating a laminate is lamination, which usually refers to sandwiching something between layers of plastic and sealing them with heat and/or pressure.
The first coat of resin applied to a shaped surfboard blank. Laminating resin is used to soak the fiberglass cloth and seal it to the blank; the resin hardens securely, but leaves a sticky residue on its surface, requiring the application of the hotcoat.