After months and years of use and abuse, softcover library books eventually come apart. To prevent the covers onsoft cover books from tearing, many public and school libraries cover their paper back books with a clear self adhesive covering. However,this doesn't prevent the covers from eventually separating from thebook blocks on these books. Fortunately, there is a simple way to repair these books using a thermal Vibratory Polishing Equipment Machine Suppliers binding machine. In many cases, soft cover books can be easily repaired using a the rmalbinding machine. If the book has begun to come apart and there isplenty of glue left in the spine you can simply place the soft coverbook into your thermal binding machine and re-heat it. When the gluefrom the spine is adequately heated it will become soft and re-adherethe book block to the cover. After the book is heated and the glue issoftened simply drop your bound book onto the counter to ensure thatthe book block is settled securely in the glue and let the book cool. Ideally, every soft cover book could be fixed by simply reheating it inyour thermal binding machine (no binding supplies required). However,sometimes there is not enough glue remaining on the book block tosecure it to the cover of the book. To rebind a book in this situation,it is necessary to use a thermal binding glue strip. These glue stripscome in 1 inch widths and twelve inch lengths and can be easily cutwith a pair of scissors to fit inside the detached spine of your book.After cutting the glue strip to the correct width and length andinserting it into your cover, simply reinsert the book block and dropthe book into your thermal binding machine. The thermal binding machinewill melt the glue and adhere the book block to the cover. Just dropthe heated book onto the counter and let it cool on the cooling rack ofyour thermal binding machine. Although this procedure will work with almost any thermal bindingmachine, it is recommended to use the Coverbind 5000 which can bindbooks up to 2" thick. Most other thermal binding machines such as theGBC T100 or the BindIt Perfect Bind II will only bind books up to 1"thick and many trade paper backs are thicker than this. Additionally,the heaters in the Coverbind 5000 binding machine are designed to gethotter than the heaters in most other thermal systems. This makes theCoverbind 5000 better suited for reheating the glue that is originallyused to bind most trade paper backs.