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What is "Foam laminated" - Definition & Explanation

A layer of foam usually polyurethane, PVC or latex is bonded to the fabric with adhesive or fused to the fabric with heat. Generally results in a 'breathable' fabric. Used for footwear, outerwear and carpet backings.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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