ApplicationNo. 06/805587 filed on 12/09/1985
US Classes:156/85, Subsequent to assembly of laminae156/209, Surface deformation only (e.g., embossing)156/220, Subsequent to lamination156/222, Of parallel stacked sheets only156/231, With formation of lamina of continuous length by molding or casting on endless carrier156/235, Plural transferring operations and/or with additional laminating156/240, Transfer of printing or design156/269, Of continuous or running length bonded web264/119With reshaping or surface embossing of formed article
ExaminersPrimary: Kimlin, Edward C.
Assistant: Falasco, L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB29C 59/04 (20060101)
B32B 38/04 (20060101)
B44C 1/24 (20060101)
B32B 38/14 (20060101)
D06N 7/00 (20060101)
B44C 1/00 (20060101)
B29D 31/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn improved process is disclosed for forming tiles that are embossed in register with a printed design. A printed design is first applied to a base coat and a wear coat is laminated over the design. Advantageously, the wear coat is applied to the printed web before it is heated for lamination. Before embossing occurs, the laminated product is cooled until partial setting occurs, and the embossing roll is sprayed with water in order to minimize the likelihood that the laminated product will adhere to the embossing roll. To avoid distorting the web during lamination and embossing, proper web tension is maintained by controlling the rotational speeds of the laminating drum and the embossing roll so that a desired ratio is preserved. The web is then cut into oversized tiles that shrink to size during annealing.
Field of SearchDirect contact transfer of adhered lamina from carrier to base
Transfer of printing or design
Subsequent to lamination
Plural transferring operations and/or with additional laminating
Of feed or motion of indefinite length work or transfer carrying tape
Surface deformation only (e.g., embossing)
Of parallel stacked sheets only
With formation of lamina of continuous length by molding or casting on endless carrier
Of continuous or running length bonded web