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Certa Padding AdhesivePadding and Adhesives

Padding and adhesives for gluing books, pads and notebooks come in many different forms from standard trade padding adhesive with a PVA type composition up to specialist Fanapart adhesive for carbon copy sets and hot melt glues for faster applications. Contact us for any advice on these ranges.

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What gluing options are there for padding notebooks and pads?

The type of glue used for padding notebooks and pads is crucial for ensuring a secure and durable bond between the sheets of paper or other materials. Here are some common padding glue options:

  1. Padding Compound: This is a specialized adhesive designed specifically for padding applications. It typically comes in liquid form and is applied along the edge of the paper stack. As it dries, it forms a flexible and strong bond, allowing for easy tearing of individual sheets.
  2. Hot Melt Glue: Hot melt glue is a thermoplastic adhesive that is melted and applied in a liquid form. It sets quickly as it cools, providing a strong bond. However, it may not be as flexible as padding compound, and it’s more commonly used in industrial settings.
  3. PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate) Glue: PVA glue is a versatile adhesive that is commonly used in bookbinding and paper-related applications. It dries clear, remains flexible, and provides a strong bond. It’s suitable for padding when applied evenly and allowed to dry thoroughly.
  4. EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) Glue: Similar to PVA glue, EVA glue is another water-based adhesive that provides a flexible bond. It’s often used in padding applications due to its adhesive properties.
  5. Rubber Cement: Rubber cement is a liquid adhesive that contains rubber polymers. It remains flexible when dry, making it suitable for padding. However, it may not be as strong as some other adhesives.
  6. Spray Adhesive: Some padding applications use spray adhesives, which come in aerosol cans. These adhesives are sprayed onto the edge of the paper stack, providing an even coat. They can be suitable for certain padding projects but may not be as common as other options.
  7. Bookbinding Glue: Specifically formulated for bookbinding applications, this type of glue is designed to create a durable and long-lasting bond. It’s often used in more professional or higher-quality notebook and pad production.

When choosing a padding glue, consider factors such as drying time, flexibility, strength, and ease of use. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for application and drying to ensure the best results. Additionally, some adhesives may be more suitable for DIY projects, while others are better suited for large-scale or industrial production.