What is the difference between UV coating and lamination?

UV coating is a lacquer that hardens instantly upon exposure to UV light. It results in an abrasion resistant, tough, and depending on the selection of gloss or matte, a surface that can withstand high stress and optically enhances your print product.
Lamination is a finishing method with a wafer-thin foil. This kind of lamination ensures stability and protection of your print product, increases durability and colour effect.