For several years, Lacom GmbH based in Lauchheim, has been focusing on the production of textile flooring and sports surfaces. The carpet back coating and lamination machine for Hotmelt MRC 4200/5200 sets a new standard in environmentally compatible and cost-efficient processing of textile flooring.
Tufted flooring, woven flooring, tiles or artificial turf - the line can handle a wide range of materials and qualities. With a working width up to 5.200 mm, cutting edge rollers or nozzles apply thermoplastic or reactive hotmelts. These can be used as adhesive for laminating a second back, as a binding agent for pile bonding or as functional impregnation.
The line can generate full-coverage films as well as controlled and defined coating free zones, eg, to impact the adhesive consumption and the feel of the material.
The line can handle application weights up to 3.000 g/m¦, which is an important factor for self-laying carpet tiles, while offering a working speed up to 20 m/min. The use of hotmelt technology offers solvent- and water free coating of flooring products. Since a drying channel is not necessary, the whole line needs up to 80 per cent less space.
Next to the investment volume and operating costs, this process reduces the overall energy consumption, especially of electricity and gas, by approx. 30 per cent, compared to conventional methods.
Filled formulations can be used as well as functional hotmelts, eg, to create specific flammability properties by using flame-retardant additives. A wide range of hotmelts also allows the production of pure-grade finished products. 100 per cent latex-free lamination ensures that the flooring product can be recycled in accordance with current standards and regulations.
For further information:
LACOM Vertriebs GmbH
Tel: +49 7363 951-0.
Fax: +49 7363 951-481.