Thermofix®-Technology

The functional principle of Schott & Meissner's flatbed laminator Thermofix® is a combination of contact heat and pressure. The product to be processed is passed through the flatbed laminator or double belt press between two teflon-coated conveyor belts and heated by means of heating plates that are positioned behind the conveyor belts.
The product, still held between the two conveyor belts, is then passed through one or multiple pairs of nip rolls, arranged inline one after the other and calibrated. After the heating zone, the double belt press has a cooling area. Here, the product is "thermoset" by means of cooling plates, which are also positioned right behind the conveyor belts.

With the lifting unit of the cooling plates, which is separate and independent of the heating zone, the product can, in addition, be calibrated to the required thickness in the cooling zone and thermoset.

Technical Data

Dimension: I II III
Useful working width: 1,000-1,800mm 1,800-2,400mm 2,400-3,200mm
Free clearance between the conveyor belts: 200mm 200mm 500mm
Heating media: Heated heat transfer oil using natural gas, LPG, electric energy
Working temperature: max. 240 °C
Zone length heating/cooling : 1,000mm, 2,000mm, 3,000mm
Production speed: max. 25 m/min

End uses

  • Production of sandwich panels / composites (e.g.: vehicle construction - walls, superstructures, belly plates, interior panels, insulation panels, etc.)
  • Production of honeycomb panels / composites (e.g.: vehicle construction - walls, superstructures, belly plates, interior panels, sound absorption elements, formwork elements, etc.)
  • Thermobonding of nonwoven materials, e.g. TWINTEX or glass fibre webs with PP
  • Thermobonding of grit, e.g. PVC granules to floor coverings
  • Thermobonding of several textile fabric webs (e.g. interlinings)
  • Thermobonding of fibre-reinforced plastics (e.g. underbody panels in vehicles)
  • Thermobonding of recycled material to insulation panels or moulded parts (e.g. interior linings for wheel housings)
  • Thermal lamination of multiple layers of fabric, foil and foam (e.g. headliners in vehicles)