Adhesive for books with LayFlat binding
We supply hot melt and dispersion adhesive systems for manufacturing of LayFlat books which are adapted specifi cally to this application.
Dispersion adhesives facilitate reliable processes and are suitable for diverse papers due to minimal cleaning, high compatibility of machines, fast drying and downline processing.
Frequent adhesive changes become obsolete and optimum adhesion to different surfaces is ensured. Bookbinders have maximum creative freedom in using the LayFlat technology to manufacture visually appealing print products which fold open perfectly flat. No contour trapping, no misaligned printing registrations, no colour differences.
A new market development indicates that there is a totally new kind of bookbinding which is becoming more and more attractive: The LayFlat method. This unconventional method is used for coating each underside of a page which was previously printed (folded like a conventional 4-sided page) with adhesive and this is attached by bonding underside to underside. This is the only way of creating a book item which folds open perfectly flat and shows the print continuously from the left to the right side. No contour trapping, no misaligned printing registrations, no colour differences: one print, one picture, a double page of perfect appearance without a centre fold.
There are multiple applications for this technology. Currently, the introduction and first successes in the sector photo books are under way. In this application, an uninterrupted print and a good flat opening performance are most valued. Experience has shown clearly that the end customer accepts the production cost without questioning if he gets the respective quality in turn.