Some examples of laminate fabrics are oilcloths, vinyl, chalkboard fabrics, and some types of faux leathers.
These items are really great to have around the house but can be pricy to purchase. Instead, why not make them yourself?
Can you laminate fabric in a laminating machine?
Iron on Laminate:
The most common option for creating lamination fabric is to use iron-on vinyl.
Unlike using a laminator, using iron-on vinyl will allow you to make a laminated fabric that you can still work with and sew into other projects.
To use iron-on vinyl and turn your fabric into a laminate you will:
What is Laminated Fabric Typically Used For?
Laminated fabrics are often used for function and are less often used for aesthetic purposes.
Some examples of laminated PE films for your fabric include vinyl, PVP acrylic, and silicone. There are many potential applications for laminated fabric.
These applications include:
Wind disposable coverall
These are just a few examples. Laminated fabric is used for anything that needs a level of water resistance, such as isolation gown.
They are also used for anything that you might want to be stain-resistant or easy to clean.
There are a few industrial processes that are utilized to coat fabric in polyurethane. There is both a wet process and dry process that are used based on what the future use for the fabric will be.
Most processes for coating fabric with polyurethane are commercially completed. That way, you know that you are going to get an evenly coated and durable laminated fabric that will work for any project that you want to complete.
It is more complicated to complete these processes at home. Iron-on methods are the most ideal for home use.