laminated or wicking fabrics

In the textile industry, the lamination and wicking processes are performed to obtain fabrics whose finishes contribute to their specific and functional technical properties.

The lamination process consists of joining two layers by applying glue or resin using heat or pressure. This process is useful for joining several fabrics, creating a sandwich of technical fabrics. It is also useful for joining a fabric with a membrane or laminate.

Wicking, or coating is a process that consists in applying a product in liquid state on a fabric, whether directly or using a transfer, on one or both sides.

There are several types of coating and lamination that are carried out using several operations and techniques, depending on the polymer materials and machinery used.

Both the wicking and the lamination process are carried out to obtain fabrics with specific and functional technical properties, such as impermeability, wind resistance, resistance to molten metal and high temperatures, etc.