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Capabilities of Appropriate Encapsulating Machines

Encapsulation applications form a huge sector in the market today with many industries, commercial outlets and residences favoring their availability. The use of encapsulation or lamination in these sectors brings about a better quality of life with a longer durability of products and equipment.


Documents can be kept in excellent condition without fear of tearing and damage when they are laminated properly. The contents and colors do not run or smear with a good lamination. Catalogues of retail stores can be reused repeatedly with an easy viewing of products by customers and marketers. New product sheets can be inserted into the file easily without fear of tearing.

A lot of commercial outlets especially fine dining restaurants laminate their menu to allow a classy and elegant appearance of the outlet and branding.

Bulk work

However, it is not cheap to consider an encapsulating machine at an industry, commercial outlet or home if the frequency of lamination is not often or the quantum is low. Hence, owning an encapsulation machine should be by laminating service providers who can run small to large lamination tasks for others.

There are various types of encapsulation machines that would fit the various applications in the market. There is the I-bar shrink wrap equipment that does not need too much maintenance. Although there are various components in this wrapping machine such as the cutting wire, there is little cleaning or replacement needed.

Other components such as the Teflon tape or pad which are located at the I-bar base and arm need to be replaced only when they are worn out. No special skills are required to perform the necessary maintenance to ensure bulk wrapping works to be undertaken efficiently.

These encapsulation machines are able to handle small or big tasks to fit the budget depending on the volume of sheets needed based on the application. I-bar shrink wraps are ideal choices in considering a host of industrial packaging needs.

Encapsulation processes

Different encapsulation machines would employ different wrapping processes using different techniques and components although there is always the laminating film.

The different types of laminating material used in encapsulation impact the encapsulation process to ensure the best of product outcome for the targeted destination. Encapsulation machines may take on hot or old encapsulation processes.

The hot or thermal process used functions to melt the film’s adhesive resin onto the product so that a strong and firm binding is asserted. Thermal heated documents are quite indestructible with a longer durability. Important document such as identity certificates and catalogues can be preserved for years.

GMP UK offers a wide range of laminating and laminating film and films. For more information leran more.

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