Definition of Laminating

Meaning of the Term as it Pertains to Mattresses

What is Laminating?

A standard manufacturing process, laminating bonds multiple mattress materials into one composition. Materials that are often bonded through lamination include polyurethane foam, polyester, wool, and cotton. Chemical adhesion or flame-heating processes are typically used to bond materials.

Laminated materials are more durable than non-bonded materials and improve the longevity of mattresses. Mattresses that use two or more layers of foam often laminate the materials together to keep them from shifting out of place over time. Crib mattresses also typically use lamination. These beds usually have laminated encasements for easy mattress cleaning. Crib mattresses may be double or even triple laminated and include nylon or polyester reinforcement.