Technical experts with Franklin Adhesives & Polymers discuss the best ways to prepare laminated joints and address troubleshooting common problems in a recently released video. Cold press laminating is discussed in detail, including the need for 30 – 45 pounds of adhesive per 1000 ft2 of glue lines in most applications. Mechanical glue spreaders, quick assembly and appropriate laminating pressure all aid in producing a high-quality finished product. Common problems include delamination caused by pre-curing of glue, spotty bonds due to worn spreader rollers and banding due to excess pressure. For effective lamination, Franklin Adhesives offers a comprehensive line of high-quality glues and equipment for hot- and cold-press lamination. Their adhesives include products for skateboards, plywood, non-wood substrates, and "no-added formaldehyde (NAF)" and "formaldehyde-free" options.
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