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Subject: Bookbinding terminology

Bookbinding terminology

From: Harry Campbell <70304.3023>
Date: Friday, October 4, 1996
Sue Dunlap <sdunlap [at] acs__wooster__edu> writes

>My acquisitions manager asked me what the term "otabind" means.

Otabind is a page affixing method for softcover books that allows
them to open completely flat.  Its "secret" is the use of cold
emulsion PVA (polyvinyl acetate) adhesives in the binding process.
See the article "New Softcover Binding Technology OTABIND is Coming
to North America" in The New Library Scene, Feb 1988 pp 11-15.

Harry Campbell
Chief Conservator
Conservation Division
Information Conservation, Inc.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:35
                 Distributed: Saturday, October 5, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-35-008
Received on Friday, 4 October, 1996

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