Maintaining consistency is critical for bookbinding and graphic arts applications – managing the process and materials brings the best results. Manufacturers are seeking solutions with high durability, temperature and moisture resistance and strong adhesion to a variety of substrates.

Henkel’s comprehensive product portfolio is formulated to exceed industry standards on specific paper stocks, films and bookcase materials. Beginning with the adhesive and continuing through the technical support and new product development – Henkel provides solutions to achieve optimal quality standards at the highest manufacturing speeds and the broadest temperature range.

  • Packaging options for all melt-on-demand systems with focus on digital
  • Excellent page pulls and flexes
  • Excellent aging stability
  • Resistant to most inks and solvents reducing glue line failures

Bottom-line savings are what customers can expect by using Henkel’s high-value product lines. The innovation of Henkel technologies makes it possible to optimize performance while reducing costs.

We are leading with high-impact solutions, created with consumers in mind. Partner with us to [be more] innovative!

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Get the whole picture: Discover how our adhesives for bookbinding combine innovation with tradition, enabling you to answer the demands of the latest industry trends. 

We understand the changing market dynamics driven by consumer trends, and we put this knowledge into every innovative solution we develop. Our high-impact solutions are created with consumers in mind – how can our adhesives experts help you to [be more] for your customers?

Hardcover and Softcover Books

Bookbinding has changed over the last decade from large runs of a single item to small-scale production of many different printed materials. The transition increases the importance of raw materials used to create books and the application of innovative technologies to assure quality, consistency and cost-effective production. Henkel provides a broad range of solutions for binding hard cover and paperback books with adequate adhesive strength to prevent pulling under extreme temperature and moisture conditions.

Our products include a range of adhesives solutions crafted to provide clean running products with no stringing and good lay flat. Our products form a durable adhesive bond on both standard and digitally-printed paper. They also overcome potential adhesion issues resulting from the use of fusing oils and coatings. Henkel’s technical specialists work within the graphic arts industry researching and developing new products to achieve optimum performance. Henkel offers:

  • Proven complete product range for bookbinding
  • Excellent mechanical stability for a clean application
  • Different chemistry for optimal performance

Magazines and Catalogs

The spine of a catalog, book or magazine is the most demanding area and requires a unique combination of products and processes to withstand long-term storage and repetitive stress. Whether using traditional or perfect binding techniques, the adhesive solution for spines continues to require increased performance in bond strength, flexibility, versatility.

Henkel provides solutions to assure the printed materials can withstand the excessive stress and maintain the spine integrity. From 1/8-inch to 3-inches, our adhesives create a strong bond with the substrate while still being flexible. Our technical experts work with customers to identify the appropriate solutions for each application. No matter the substrate, coating or end use, Henkel provides solutions to optimize your operation and reduce product costs. We offer:

  • Excellent page pulls and flexes
  • Proven performance for all speeds and substrates
  • Best cool temperature product range in the market
  • Proven adhesives with large operating window

Print on Demand

Reduced storage cost and just-in-time delivery are the key to print on demand. This enables a company to produce printed materials without the limitations of scale, geography and logistics. The biggest challenge is quality – assuring the end product on small print runs meets the higher standards found in large conventional runs.

Henkel offers a range of solutions for print on demand applications. Our products feature versatile adhesives which adhere to various substrates and are not affected by fusing oils. We partner with numerous OEMs on new product introduction and to make sure our customers receive optimum performance for their unique application. Our team of experts is available to help you optimize and reduce cost and increase quality in your operation. Henkel offers:

  • Proven complete product range for digital market
  • Packaging options for all melt-on-demand systems with focus on digital
  • Excellent page pulls and flexes with great mechanical stability
  • Excellent aging stability

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