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A laminate is a material constructed by uniting two or more layers of material together. The process of creating a laminate is lamination, which in common parlance refers to sandwiching something between layers of plastic and sealing them with heat and/or pressure, usually with an adhesive. However, in electrical engineering, lamination is a construction technique used to reduce unwanted heating effects due to eddy currents in components, such as the magnetic cores of transformers. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1152x864, 76 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Laminate ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1152x864, 76 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Laminate ... Pergo flooring project Laminate flooring is a laminate flooring material made to look like natural products such as wood flooring or natural stone, yet are made up of either synthetic materials (usually melamine resin) or of synthetic materials combined with natural and recycled ingredients and covered with an attached decorative... Transformer, 115 VAC to 6. ... Transformer, 115 VAC to 6. ... An eddy current is a phenomenon caused by a moving magnetic field intersecting a conductor or vice-versa. ... A magnetic core is the core of an electromagnet or inductor. ... Figure 1:Three-phase pole-mounted step-down transformer. ...

 The materials used in laminates can be the same or different. An example of the type of laminate using different materials would be the application of a layer of plastic film — the "laminate" — on either side of a sheet of glass — the laminated subject. On the other hand, plywood is a common example of a laminate using the same material. 

Examples of laminate materials include Formica and plywood. Formica and similar plastic laminates (such as Pionite, Wilsonart or Centuryply Mica) are often referred to as High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) as they are created with heat and pressure of more than 5 lbf/in² (34 kPa). A new type of HPDL is produced using real wood veneer or multilaminar veneer as top surface. Alpikord is one of these laminates produced by Alpi spa. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Glass can be made transparent and flat, or into other shapes and colors as shown in this sphere from the Verrerie of Brehat in Brittany. ... Formica is a brand of plastic laminate containing melamine resin. ... Toy constructed from plywood. ... Veneer, in woodworking, refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 millimetres (1/8 inch). ... Multilaminar wood veneer uses plantation wood to reproduce decorative effects which are typical of quality wood species (often protected) and rare. ...

Laminating paper, such as photographs, can prevent it from becoming creased, sun damaged, wrinkled, stained, smudged, abraded and/or marked by grease, fingerprints and environmental concerns. Photo identification cards and credit cards are almost always laminated with plastic film. Lamination is also used in sculpture using wood or resin. An example of an artist who used lamination in his work is the American, Floyd Shaman. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Photo identification is generally used to define any form of identification that includes a photograph of the holder. ... Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... Floyd Shaman was a prominent twentieth century American sculptor. ...


Types of laminators

Three types of laminators are used most often in digital imaging:

Pouch Laminators use a lamination pouch that is usually sealed on one side. ... Cold roll laminators use a plastic film which is coated with an adhesive and glossy backing which does not adhere to the glue. ...

Film types

Laminate film is generally categorized into these five categories:

  • Standard thermal laminating films
  • Low-temperature thermal laminating films
  • Heatset (or heat-assisted) laminating films
  • Pressure-sensitive films
  • Liquid laminates

See also

... A cloth of woven carbon fiber filaments, a common element in composite materials Composite materials (or composites for short) are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties and which remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. ... Epoxy or polyepoxide is a thermosetting epoxide polymer that cures (polymerizes and crosslinks) when mixed with a catalyzing agent or hardener. Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A. The first commercial attempts to prepare resins from epichlorohydrin occurred in 1927 in the United... The composite Rutan VariEze, a home-build light aircraft Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), is a composite material or fiber-reinforced plastic made of a plastic reinforced by fine fibers made of glass. ... Diagram of an assembled composite sandwich (A), and its constituent face sheets or skins (B) and honeycomb core (C) (alternately: foam core) A Sandwich structured composite is a special class of composite materials that is fabricated by attaching two thin but stiff skins to a lightweight but thick core. ... // Laminated bow is a description applied to a method of construction of bows in which different materials are laminated together to form the bow stave itself. ...

External links

  • DIYinfo.org's Wood Laminates Wiki - Heaps of practical information on working with wood laminates
  • An Introduction to Laminating Systems and Materials

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Lamin 8, North Wales, UK - Decorative board lamination services
Lamin 8 are specialists in decorative board lamination and we offer a range of outstanding services including full cutting, edging and CNC facilities, all making use of the very latest technology to create extra impact, reduce costs and improve efficiency.
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BioMed Central | Full text | Altered protein dynamics of disease-associated lamin A mutants (4822 words)
In the absence of lamin A, emerin relocates from the INM to the endoplasmic reticulum [3,5,6].
By NMR and circular dichroism the structure and thermostability of the R482W mutant is similar to that of wt lamin A [26].
Our analysis of protein dynamics suggests that an altered interaction between emerin and lamin A could alter the stability of the nuclear lamina, reflected in the increased mobility of lamin A. Missense mutations in the coiled-coil domain of lamin A are associated with the myopathies, not FPLD (Figure 1).
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