The art of BOOKBINDING has evolved over many generations and the adhesive industry has played a key role in the advancement of modern production methods.

In today’s environment, books, catalogues & magazines have to be produced efficiently and robustly, withstanding all that the reader will subject them to. Whilst some books may have a relatively short life, others may require longevity which is why it is important to choose the correct adhesive for the intended use.


New Generation - CLEVER-BIND

Now there is a true alternative to PUR when it comes to PERFECT BINDING

PUR HOT MELT has been established for many years, with a reputation for producing high strength perfect bound spines. However, PUR is expensive, from the expenditure on capital equipment, unit cost of the adhesive, to the waste at the end of each production run. Handling can also be precarious and if allowed to cure in the application equipment, maintenance and repair costs can be crippling.

Now there is choice for customers without PUR binders, or for those wishing to reduce their dependency on PUR.

CLEVERBIND is a new concept adhesive that offers bind strengths closer to PUR than EVA products and can be applied as a conventional EVA.

CLEVER-BIND metalocene technology is a new concept in spine bonding. An adhesive with properties to include:

  • No special handling requirements using standard hot melt equipment or existing PUR kit - Will not cure in the application equipment.
  • Applied in the same manner as EVA - roller or jet
  • Bond strength closer to PUR than EVA
  • Cures in minutes - No need to bind blind and wait up to 72 hours for full PUR strength
  • Suitable on standard and difficult papers
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • High flexibility - giving better Lay Flat properties than PUR
  • Does not discolour or change in viscosity at a constant temperature.
  • Odour and smoke free
  • Lower consumption than EVA


Spine Gluing - CLEVER-BIND an alternative to PUR

We also offer standard products for:

  • General Spine Gluing (Perfect Binding) & Padding.
Hinge / Side Gluing Hot Melts

There are generally three different choices for this application:

  • GRANULAR for fast set general purpose.
  • EVA (Format - pillow or block) medium set for difficult substrates.
  • PRESSURE SENSITIVE (Format - pillow or block) permanent tack for difficult substrates, will pick up covers after a machine stoppage.
Choose CLEVER-BIND and unlock the PUR chains.
Horizon Binder operators can now quote for PUR type work. CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE SAMPLE OR TO BOOK A SITE VISIT. Switch off the PUR system and start to enjoy the benefits of CLEVER-BIND


PUR hot melt -for Spine Gluing

PUR hot melt is a cross linking adhesive that exhibits exceptional strength once cured.

We believe your wellbeing is paramount and therefore we only supply Low Emission / Low Application Temperature product under the PURSAFE brand.

Application temperature is typically 80 - 100°C.

EVA hot melt

For general booking, we offer a range of EVA based adhesives that can be matched to your specific application.

Pressure Sensitive & Non- Pressure Sensitive Side / Hinge Adhesives

Pressure sensitive adhesives remain tacky once cure. We supply this product in Mini-Pillow format for ease of handling.

Non-Pressure Sensitive adhesives dry tack free and therefore any residue on machine parts can be removed easily. Adhesive build up on the trimmer blades is less common and easily removed.