How long should I wait for my Coverbind cover to cool before I can use it?

August 31, 2018

Q: How long should I wait for my Coverbind cover to cool before I can use it?

A: The recommended minimum cooling time (or curing time) for the Coverbind binding glue is about 2 minutes, on average. If you are binding a document thicker than 1/2", we recommend you allow more time for the strongest possible bind.

The thicker your document is, the longer the curing time to get it to room temperature will be. Once your glue hits room temperature, it has reached the maximum binding strength and is ready to be handled.

If you handle your document before the glue is fully cured (or fully dried) it can effect the integrity of your final thermal bound book, leading to the possibility of pages falling out or becomming loose.

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