This is a very special process and is not widely available in the UK or Europe. We are certainly amongst a handful of companies in the world that can laminate acrylic, polycarbonate or PETG together.
We originally developed the lamination process to provide ballistic visors for Military and Police service use, as we export them to over 55 countries worldwide and supply most of the British Police Forces. The visors are created by bonding layers of polycarbonate and acrylic together to create a panel strong enough to withstand the impact of a high velocity bullet.
We can laminate panels up to a size of 2.5 metres long by 1.5 metres wide and from just 2mm thick up to almost any thickness and in as many layers as may be required.
By laminating plastic panels together the main advantages are that it is cost effective and lightweight in comparison to glass.
However we can extend our laminating process to glass and as a feature to both plastic and glass lamination we can encapsulate other materials and finishes within the panels; with no real limit to the encapsulation depth that can be achieved or item that can be encapsulated.
The encapsulation can be print, paint, vinyls, foils, fabrics, metal, wood, organic materials or objects. With a wide range of possibilities for encapsulation, this opens up interesting possibilities for design applications such as wall panels, furniture, shower screens, staircases and balustrades.
Unique among others is our ability to extend the lamination process to curved shaped panels. We can also fabricate and bond laminated panels to other plastics, wood or metal. Illumination can be added by use of LED light strip, LED light panels, photo luminescent sheet or even with the LEDs embedded within the panel sandwich.
You are only limited by your imagination and if you would like to know more about our lamination and encapsulation processes we have a completely free of charge design and technical service who can advise as to “What you can do and can’t do” with this very exciting process.