At Black Bros. we’ve been providing people like you with high quality, durable machines for over 134 years…

We invented the molding sander in 1889, the veneer taping machine in 1910, the clamp holding machine in 1919, and the 22D glue spreader in 1937. We exported our machines to rebuild Asia and Europe in 1948, made the first panel-cleaning machine in 1961, created the first customer service laboratory in 1963, the first Laminate Indexing Station in 1998, and the first Panel Express heat-assisted rotary laminator in 2002. Today, Black Bros. continues to innovate and push the boundaries of its capabilities with continuous advances in technology and automation.     

What does that mean to you?
Experience. You get more of it with Black Bros. than anyone else.    

We do have an array of beautiful, competitive machines. But it’s our decades of machine research and understanding, backed by more first-hand industry knowledge than any other company that can move your production to the next level.

To prove it, we invite you to visit our state-of-the-art laboratory. Arrange an appointment, bring your products and we’ll help you perfect your process, and maybe discover new ones.

Our machines are designed for very flexible integrations into your manufacturing. That’s because we specialize in creating customized systems that help you reach a high level of workflow.

To assist in that, Black Bros. provides complete engineering services to satisfy design manufacturing and commission your customer-driven requirements. Black Bros. offer you a global partner with machine field service worldwide. Also, when you need parts we have you covered! Most high-wear parts are made and in stock right here at our headquarters.

Call us at 815-539-7451, and you’ll be linked to our historic Mendota, IL offices for a full-on talk about how you can perform at your absolute best.  

Black Bros. adhesive spreaders and roll coaters are state-of-the-art macines that are both durable and reliable. Spreaders and coaters offer system-matched productivity and easy maintenance. Consistent, uniform coverage means higher productivity, optimum quality, and minimal scrap.

Black Bros. heavy-duty machinery easily adjusts for various substrate sizes and coating thickness, and are available in widths from 26” to 134”. These high-performance machines fit many industries and applications with several optional features for your specific operation.


Black Bros. offers a full line of laminating equipment, including rotary pneumatic presses, hot roll laminators and air-operated platen presses. These machines and processes are ideally matched to laminate an endless variety of substrates and overlays together for beauty, protection, or engineering properties.

We can help you choose laminating equipment that will fit your exact needs. From web-to-web, web-to-rigid, rigid-to-rigid, or hot-to-cold, we offer a wide range of industrial roll coating and laminating equipment to fulfill your specific process.

To fulfill the increasing need for more automation, Black Bros. prioritizes material handling options such as our Pneumatic Panel Feeder, Over Stack Panel Feeder, Laminate Indexing Station, Scissor Lift, Transfer Carts, and many more.

Many unique features and advantages benefit owners of Black Bros. Coil Coating machinery. See our ‘S’ Wrap Coaters, Horizontal and Vertical Coaters, as well as innovative “Fast Change” and “Shuttle Head” coaters. We also have a full line of film-to-coil laminators.

Our newest line of coil coating machines can be implemented as chemical coaters or prime finish coaters. You can alter many of these models to become Shuttle Coaters, or include the innovative fast-change feature which will allow for instant color and paint system changes.

We have machines for every niche. We often have popular machines already built in inventory. These machines may be new, used, lab-demo, or lease. If you need a machine on the fly, take a look!

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