Our 3M™ Stretch Laminator is an excellent solution for helping achieve complete lamination of 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes. For use when laminating tape to automotive substrates that are subject to slight shrinkage, it features a clutch assembly and two idler rollers that stretch the tape slightly using consistent tension. This allows tape to shrink with the substrate, helping eliminate liner buckling.
3M™ Stretch Laminator is ideal for automotive substrates that will shrink from 1-2% within the first 24 hours of tape application
An Excellent Solution for Smooth, Consistent Tape Lamination to Shrinking Substrates
Specifically designed for use with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes that require lamination, our 3M™ Stretch Laminator is ideal for laminating tapes to automotive substrates that will shrink from 1-2% within the first 24 hours of tape application. Use of the stretch laminator can help eliminate buckling of the liner after tape application to maintain a truly smooth, professional appearance even as the substrate shrinks. This durable vertical-mount tool applies uniform, consistent tension to tapes to achieve a light (less than 4%) stretch without liner pop-off or rippling.
Designed for OEM Attachment Tape Processing
The design of the 3M™ Stretch Laminator delivers smooth, even flow of tape through its components, making tape stretching very easy to incorporate into laminated tape application processes. The tape feeds around a clutch roller which is plasma coated so it won't damage the tape surface, and twin idler rollers which are grooved to accept specific tape widths. The clutch is concealed behind a vertical-mount base plate, and ensures consistent tension for a precise tape stretch. The stretch laminator includes an M4 x 20 set screw and all mounting hardware.
Better Science for Better Adhesion from 3M
Since 1925 when one of our lab assistants invented masking tape, 3M has been applying science to life — developing adhesive products and technologies that help entire industries and individual businesses worldwide. The work that began with a single 3M engineer now spans decades and generations — and all of it goes into each of our products developed for automotive OEM, like the 3M™ Stretch Laminator.
To meet industry challenges, 3M has developed stronger, quicker and lighter solutions to enable manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight by up to 50kg*
*based on using 3M technologies in combination with lighter weight materials