The new machine is a green replacement to the traditional binding processes like spiral, double-wire, plastic-coated wire and plastic comb.
"The paper binding rings can be printed individually. This enables customisation on a book-by-book basis," said Mirjam Rolfe, communications manager for Körber AG, Kugler-Womako’s parent company.
Wenke Terbuyken, marketing manager at Kugler-Womako said: "We use paper of 250gsm thickness for the rings, which are duple loops glued with hotmelt and hence stand strong in the test of durability."
The objective to use paper for binding was to eliminate the conventional spiral binding materials which are frequently scarce, expensive, and inconsistent in quality.
Kugler-Womako has been successful with installations of its spiral binding, punching and wiro forming machines in India. Some of the book printers using these machines include names like Navneet Publications, Sona Printers, Unibind Wire-O, and Mansa Print & Publications.