Automotive

Crest is a trusted supplier of industrial laminators to the automotive industry. We’ve developed many solutions that contribute to the production of car parts.

Crest develops lamination solutions dedicated to the automotive industry. In an industry that’s going through a rapid transition, we have the knowledge to move forward quickly. Crest develops solutions for automotive suppliers to produce car parts like dashboard panels, touch screens, rearview mirrors and insulation panels. The production of these automotive products is very precise and has a high volume.

Electrification and the application of new and lighter materials are challenges where we can live up to. With our knowledge, we can help you in your production process.

Our lamination machinery is perfect to help you with car components like:

  • headliners
  • mirrors
  • sunroofs
  • noise insulation
  • vibration damping
  • mounting batteries in BEVs

We see the use of thin electronics integrated in parts taking off. The application of lamination in the car component industry is endless.

One of our clients uses a Crest laminating solution to produce self-dimming rearview mirrors for premium car brands. Island Placement allows the liquid crystal cells being laminated on mirror glass with the same challenging shape with high accuracy.

Did you know we are a global leader in the production of license plate lamination equipment? Not only the traditional protective and reflecting films, but also the application of watermarks and modern electronic security solutions such as RFID are more and more integrated in the solutions we offer all over the world. Go to our dedicated license plate website to learn more.

License plates

Did you know Crest is a global leader in the production of license plate lamination equipment? From the USA to Indonesia, from Belgium to Kenia, you will find our equipment everywhere in this very specialized vertical market. Not only the traditional protective and reflecting films, but also the application of watermarks and modern electronic security solutions such as RFID are more and more integrated in the solutions we offer all over the world. Our license plate activities are operated by Crest License plate Technology BV.

Machines

Laminator Fly Cutter

The Crest Laminator Fly Cutter is developed to laminate a fiber cloth on top or bottom side of various sorts of plates. The laminated plates are automatically separated after lamination, by means of an ingenious on the fly cutting system which ensures that production can be performed without interruption.

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Glass Panel Laminator

The Crest Glass Panel Laminator is developed to apply protective foil on one or both sides of glass panels. This solution is perfect for:

  • Touch screens
  • Dashboard screens
  • Small glass sheets
  • Mirrors, etc.

The machine is equipped with driven rubberized laminating rollers to apply the film to the glass plates. The Crest Glass Panel Laminator is supplied with two conveyors to load the glass plates in the correct position and to collect the glass plates behind the machine.

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Laminator Slitter

The Crest Laminator Slitter is developed to laminate different adhesives and films to foam materials and slitting it to the desired width before rewinding on a roll. Fast switching between materials can be done by the rotary carousel mechanism. With the lifting system on top of the laminator, the operator is able to change the rolls of material quickly and safely.
With adjustable added (internal and external) heat, the process can be optimized to perfection for each material.

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Winder / Unwinder

The Crest wind up / unwind units are developed for handling various media. The units feature auto-tensioning and automatically regulated wind up speed for perfectly wound rolls. Crest also designs specific winders/unwinders for the handling of bigger rolls and weights over 1000 kg.

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TS

The Crest TS laminator is a high quality lamination machine using heat and high pressure. The machine is very suitable to apply a protective laminate on top of UV printed substrates for example. The TS’s special characteristics avoid silvering effects when applying pressure sensitive laminates on rough surfaces and UV printed material.

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ES

The Crest ES 1600 is a multi-functional machine for high-quality laminations, panel mounting of images and encapsulation of prints. The machine is available in a 2 and 4 laminating roller version. The Crest machine is suitable for pressure and heat-sensitive lamination and encapsulation processes. It is able to process various types of lamination and encapsulation supplies.

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Crest Roll Loader

The CRL-300 is developed for the transportation and loading/unloading of heavy rolls. Special attention has been given to health and safety aspects.  With the CRL-300 you can take rolls back and forth from storage and transport them to equipment loading stations and vice versa. The handwinch operates easily and without excessive physical force. The handwinch is equipped with an automatic brake mechanism. The CRL-300 is also available in an electrically adjustable variant.

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Coreless Winder

The Crest Coreless Winder is developed to wind materials like carpets and underlayment without cores. Finished coreless rolls, can be cut to the desired length according to input recipes and can be packed into a bag semi-automatically.

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