The process of bonding several layers of material together to create a stronger form, which has the benefit both of the materials inherent qualities and those of the manipulation, shaping, sculpting and bending ihat would be ways impossible for the single layer.

* Bonding can be with glue, ties, heat fusion, steam or other mechanical or chemical means, and the materials are placed flat, manipulated over a given form if a particular shape is desired.

* In furnishing fabrics, a waterproof, strengthening or fireproof fabric might be bonded to the back of the face cloth or in several layers to create a warmer or more solid textile.

* Fabric that is paper backed for wall covering has been laminated–or bonded–to its backing.

* Laminated roller blinds have your choice of fabric firmly fixed to a rigid Holland or other suitably stiff material.


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