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C.P. Bourg is the first manufacturer worldwide to use the PUReONETM compact adhesive system with applicator from Nordson. This solution has been successfully integrated into the Bourg Binder BB3002 PUR-C and creates a cost-effective and high-performing perfect binder.

The combination of the C.P. Bourg and the Nordson advanced technology offers many advantages: a consistent and reliable performance with precise dispensing of the PUReONETM glue, clean cut-off and the highest quality creasing; an increased productivity by reducing clean-up and shortening start-up/shutdown times; deliver production flexibility by having a binder automatically adjusted to the thickness of each job up to 60 mm (2.36 in); an easy to use color touchscreen interface (GUI) which controls all functionalities, and lower production costs by reducing waste and adhesive usage.

The BB3002 PUR-C, with its 2 to 4 kg adhesive melter, is ideal to produce on-demand full-color print books such as perfect bound photo books. The BB3002 PUR-C also allows quick production of handouts by offering  the possibility to change to EVA / hot melt gluing system.

Why use PUR glue?

Four key reasons to use the PUR gluing system:

  1. Books lay flat;
  2. Books last longer thanks to a better glue adherence (sheet pull test resistance 12 N/cm (+ 30 to 50 % typically and a higher resistance to low and high temperature environments (e.g., glue does not wear off while reading a book on the beach or on the terrace of a ski station);
  3. Better application on difficult media (e.g., coated papers, Silicone Fuser Oil on digitally printed sheets or covers with UV coating);
  4. Less glue and energy used in the process (more ecological).

Non-stop production and easy maintenance

Contrary to our competitors' machines, the BB3002 PUR-C includes a Nordson applicator which makes the gluing system fully closed. The BB3002 PUR-C does not need to be stopped either during adhesive refill nor every two hours to be cleaned. There is just one purge cup to be emptied every time you start the machine. This results in operation and adhesive savings.

Furthermore, as the system is fully closed, there is no health hazard for the operator to breathe adhesive emissions and no need to use low-emission PUR glue that does not provide constant quality. With our PUR-C adhesive system, you always have the exact quantity of glue you need for each book – no more, no less.

A binder designed to produce all your customers' standard book sizes and even more...

The BB3002 PUR-C enables you to produce up to 285 books/hour (up to 650 cycles/hour) from 100 x 90 mm (3.93 x 3.54 in) to 385 x 380 mm (15.15 x 14.96 in). No current competitive binder to C.P. Bourg enables you to do better!

Up to 13 positive/negative cover knife creases

Compared to wheel scoring, knife creasing is, by far, the best solution. It offers a superior and cleaner quality result which avoids the printed surface to be damaged and the covers to be cracked. This creasing system is easier to adjust and offers more flexibility as you can perform variable creasing and make books from 2 to 600 sheets.

It is ideal to produce softcover books and on-demand full-color print materials such as photo books.

Optimize the use of your manpower

Every time the operator loads a different book thickness in the BB3002 PUR-C, the specifications are measured automatically and no manual input is required. You save time and increase productivity.

All functions including the clamping system, the accuracy adjustment in operation, the barecode scanning, etc. are fully automated.

Furthermore, the color touchscreen interface (GUI) makes the perfect binder very easy to use.

Our modular approach enables your machines to grow at the same time than your business

You can start with a BB3002 PUR-C perfect binder and later on upgrade it by connecting to a Bourg Book Loader (BBL) or a Bourg Book Complier (BBC) with one or two Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF), one or two Bourg Preparation Module (BPM) and a trimmer CMT-130TC or CMT-330TC working In-Line, Near-Line and Off-Line to increase efficiency.

The key benefit of the BBL is efficiency. The BBL enables your operator to load up to 120 book blocks in less than six minutes. The machine can then work automatically at constant maximum speed of the perfect binder for 8 to 25 minutes. The operator can use this time saved to start packing books that have just been trimmed on the CMT-130TC or CMT-330TC and deliver the customer faster or to perform other tasks on other machines.

The BBC enables you to connect the BB3002 PUR-C directly to a printer. The binder will therefore be fed sheet by sheet. Once the book block is completed, the book will be glued immediately. There is increased productivity as no intervention of an operator is needed to glue books and there is no need to wait until all book blocks of the job queue are prepared before glueing them.

Finally, your machine can also be equipped with the barcode solution that enables job tracking to maximize productivity and integrity. This is especially useful in “book runs of one” where matching cover to content is critical.

In brief, the BB3002 PUR-C integrates with your current and future workflow.

Media / Sheet sizes Media sizes
Features Advantages Benefits
Fully automated binder
  • Adapts all features automatically to the thickness of each job
  • Ideal for variable data jobs varying in thickness and on-demand jobs
  • All functionalities can be controlled via the GUI
Wide range of book thicknesses
  • Binds from 1 to 60 mm (0.04 to 2.36 in)
  • No pre-measurements required
  • Book thickness is automatically recorded during the loading process
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • User friendly industrial grade color touch screen
  • Single GUI for entire finishing line can be connected wirelessly to any tablet, smartphone or computer
  • Easy to use interface
  • Control your entire finishing remotely
  • Remote diagnostics, statistics and much more
  • Check that the cover has been taken
  • Avoid binding without cover
  • Avoid reprints and waste
  • Vibration of the jogger plate re-aligns the block of paper to be bound
  • Ensures high quality perfect bound books
Superior milling and DEFIBERING
  • Power milling wheel with defibering for PUR applications (milling depth: from 0 to 3 mm - from 0 to 0.11 in)
  • Ensures deep glue penetration for maximum cover adhesion
paper dust collector
  • Gathers paper dust generated by milling/notching operation
  • No need for external dust removal
  • PUR binding (includes side gluing)
  • Glue capacity of 2 or 4 kg
  • Quality PUR bound books
  • Minimal glue loss with maximum productivity
  • Indicates when the glue tank needs to be refilled
  • Manage glue level more easily
  • Gain in productivity
Incorporated Side Gluing
  • Adjustable side gluing (accuracy at 0,1 mm/0.004 in)
  • Superior PUR-C side gluing for premier book binding
Knife creasing
  • Up to 13 positive/negative cover creases
  • Highest quality creasing
  • Able to create winged books
  • Enables to pre-program and schedule production
  • Gain time: no need to wait for the glue to be ready to operate
  • Fully automatic: no need to switch on the machine
Safety barrier
  • Light curtains guarantee operator safety while loading
  • Jobs are automatically processed when removing hands from loading area
  • Increases productivity and ease of operation while guaranteeing complete operator safety
double cover detection
  • Check that cover feeder takes one cover at a time
  • No manual check that only one cover has been taken
  • Avoid reprints and waste
Automatic barcode scanning
  • Each book block and cover will be scanned in order to guarantee book integrity
  • No setup required
  • Each job is checked in order to avoid reprints, also records each job for job tracking
  • No manual job setup
Bourg book reception module (BBR)
  • Stacks books vertically on the spine to allow the glue to dry in a perfect position
  • Large storage capacity
  • No production loss as it can be unloaded during job production
  • Guarantees book spine squareness
Dimensions Dimensions
Maximum speed 650 cycles/hour
250-285 books/hour
(operator dependent)
Minimum cover size 100 x 201 mm (3.93 x 7.91 in)
Maximum cover size 385 x 750 mm (15.15 x 29.52 in)
Cover weight 80 to 300 gsm
Content *
Minimum paper size of books with cover (perfect binding mode) 100 x 90 mm (3.93 x 3.54 in)
Maximum paper size of books with cover (perfect binding mode) 385 x 380mm (15.15 x 14.96 in)
Book thickness 1 to 60 mm (0.04 to 2.36 in)
Milling depth 0 to 3 mm (0 to 0.11 in)
Paper weight 60 to 160 gsm
* Padding mode is not available with PUR version due to cure time
Dimensions of BB3002 (L x W x H) 202 x 135 x 150 cm
(79.52 x 53.15 x 59.05 in)
Dimensions BBR (L x W x H) 106 x 60 x 50 cm (41.73 x 23.62 x 19.68 in)
Dimensions of PUR-C (L x W x H) 30 x 55 x 110 cm
(11.81 x 21.65 x 43.30 in)
Weight of BB3002 650 kg (1,430 lbs)
weight of BBR 80 kg (176 lbs)
Weight of PUR-C 42 kg (92 lbs)
Glue capacity 2 or 4 kg
Cover station capacity / cover pile height 80 mm (3.14 in)
BBR capacity 700 mm (27.56 in)
Electrical / Acoustic
Power supply 208/220V ±10%, 60Hz, 3 phase delta, 12A

220/230V or 240V ±10%, 50Hz, 3 phase delta, 12A

380/400 or 415V ±10%, 50Hz, 3 phase star, no neutral needed, 12A
Power supply with PUR-C 230V ±10%, 50/60Hz, 2 phase delta, 10A

208V ±10%, 50/60Hz, 3 phase delta, 10A
Operational mode
Power consumption 2,500 W
Power consumption of PUR-C 2,200 W
Radiant heat 8,500 BTU/hour
Radiant heat with PUR-C 7,560 BTU/hour
Sound level 76 dB
Sound level of PUR-C 62 dB
Standby mode
Power consumption 1,000 W
Radiant heat 3,410 BTU/hour
Air supply for pur-c system
Compressed air requirements 87 to 116 PSI / 6 to 8 BAR
Air consumption 50 l/min; the melter needs a flow rate a 30 Std L/min
Minimum air quality rating requirements ISO 8573.1 :2010 Class 1.7.2 (maximum particule size: 40μm ; maximum concentration: 10mg/m3 ; maximum Dew point: +7°C)
GUI (Touch Screen Interface)

BCRM Kit GUI for BB3002 Family

BCRM Kit GUI for BB3002 Family


BB3002 cover station barcode reader

BB3002 cover station barcode reader. Handheld reader included. Software not included. Cover-driven setup.

BB3002 handheld barcode reader

BB3002 handheld barcode reader. Software not included. Cover-driven setup.

Barcode Reader Manager BCRM Kit BB3002

Barcode Reader Manager BCRM Kit BB3002

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Spare Parts Kits
BB3002 PUR Spare Parts Kit

BB3002 PUR Spare Parts Kit

BB3002 PUR Spare Parts Kit

Upgrade Kits

Upgrade Kit to use BBL or BBC on BB3002

An existing BB3002 EVA in the field can be upgraded from the following Serial Nr. S/N613000666 TAG53 and from date of production of the 1st of July 2009.

Additional Options

BB3002 double cover detection

BB3002 double cover detection

6 meters long vacuum tube

BBF2005 and BB3002 6 meters long vacuum tube for external fume extraction

Paper Dust Extraction Kit for BB3002 (230V only)

Basic Paper Dust Extraction Kit for BB3002 (230V only)

Enhanced Paper Dust Extraction Kit for BB3002

Enhanced Paper Dust Extraction Kit for BB3002

Enhanced Paper Dust Extraction Kit for BB3002



Barcode systems

Barcode systems

C.P. Bourg's products can be equipped with two types of barcodes allowing you to achieve record breaking efficiency.

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Bourg Book Compiler (BBC)

The Bourg Book Compiler (BBC) enables you to use the BB3002 perfect binder in In-Line mode behind a printer or in Near-Line …

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Bourg Book Loader (BBL)

The Bourg Book Loader is an accessory upgrade to the BB3002 perfect binder. It allows the operator to load up to 120 book …

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Bourg Book Reception module (BBR)

The Bourg Book Reception module (BBR) is a mandatory accessory for the Bourg perfect binder BB3002 family except when connected …

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Partner products
In-Line Conveyor

In-Line conveyor for CMT-130TC

In-Line conveyor for CMT-130TC

In-Line Conveyor

In-Line conveyor for CMT-330TC

In-Line conveyor for CMT-330TC

In-Line Cooling Tower

In-Line Cooling Tower for CMT-130TC

In-Line Cooling Tower for CMT-130TC

In-Line Cooling Tower

In-Line Cooling Tower for CMT-330TC

In-Line Cooling Tower for CMT-330TC

Thanks to the BB3002 PUR-C, Copiver can now meet demand for adhesive bindings for publishing houses. This means producing medium runs (2,000 to 5,000 books per client) and offering a full service (books, booklets, and laminated business cards). Now we can offer our services to clients working in the fashion or luxury sectors.

When the hot melt system isn’t being used intensively, it's more economical to make books using EVA. It's practical to be able to move from PUR to EVA according to need. In both cases, if we're using the machine the next day, we drain it the night before; it only takes 5 minutes to add a sealing lubricant to prevent it from drying.

Hervé Veinguertener, Production Manager



The BB3002 PUR-C complements our main business well with decreasing run lengths on certain titles, offering a more cost-effective solution. Other work to date has included POS, folded leaflets, flyers, business stationery and more bespoke events material with variable data.

I also looked at other PUR binders. I ended up choosing the C.P. Bourg BB3002 PUR-C over its rivals for a number of factors. After research into the market and a number of demonstrations, its ease of use was a big factor, plus the fact that it automatically scores to the right thickness of the book block from one copy to the next without you having to re-program.

I also visited the factory in Belgium and was impressed with the fact that everything was manufactured in one place and the passion and belief in the product was overwhelming. Price wasn’t the key factor in the process but of course matters. The machine was bought along with the bookletmaker and we were happy with the overall package.

We chose the model BB3002 in PUR. Due to our binding digital products we wanted to be sure of a quality bind on the toner based print. In operation, the BB3002 PUR-C binder is set up automatically with only a couple of manual inputs: the size of the cover and how many creases you want in it – the maximum is 13. The rest is done for you.

The spines are as square as I have seen on any binder and operating with the PUR glue has been very easy to adapt to with the closed unit Nordson glue head, meaning that we have very little wastage when we have to shut down and start up.

Karl Gater, Operations Director

Pensord Press

United Kingdom

We produce short-run magazines, mainly in runs from one to 500, both saddle-stitched on the BM-e bookletmaker, or as PUR-bound books on the BB3002-C. Both machines are foolproof and won’t let you do something that could potentially damage them.

If you are looking for a short-run PUR binder you won’t go far wrong with this machine as well as the bookletmaker. In my opinion they are market leaders.


Karl Gater, Operations Director

Pensord Press

United Kingdom

To complement the new Heidelberg Linoprint CP digital press (OEM’d version of the 130ppm Ricoh Pro C9110), Pensord has ordered a C.P. Bourg BB3002 PUR-C perfect binder, Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) with In-Line Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e) and Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e), all supplied by UK agent Integra.

"Again we looked at all the main players, but I just liked the build quality, engineering and simplicity of the Bourg machines, the compact adhesive system from Nordson on the binder was particularly impressive", said Karl Gater, Operations Director at £13m-turnover Pensord.

Karl Gater, Operations Director


United Kingdom

The C.P. Bourg BB3002 had a simple touchscreen interface and didn’t need any tools for job changeovers, so the operator didn’t need to be an bindery expert. With it we could create professional-looking books fast, at reasonable cost and completely on-demand. This is it! This is exactly what I want to solve my courseware binding problems!

The BB3002 changed the way we do business. Now it is allowing us to move into the market for on-demand landscape-format photo books – a new business direction.

Raj Nadrajan, Director of the In-plant print & finishing department

University of Vancouver


I produce mainly on-demand jobs. When I purchased the BB3002 seven years ago, it was the best producton the market that responded to my needs. Today, if I would need to buy a new machine, I would buy the same one.

Pierre Rigaux, Chief executive officer

PR Print


We own several C.P.Bourg products such as a feeder and a perfect binder and we now would like to purchase a Bourg Book Loader. The key features we like from C.P. Bourg are the automation and barecode solutions, its service and the fact that we can really trust their machines.

Jorn Varaker, Partner

Renessanse media


I just purchased the BB3002 and the BBL. As I mainly produce on-demand books mainly for the publishing industry and universities, these two machines will enable me to have a productivity gain. In the print-finishing market, there are no better products!

Geoffroy Walters, CEO



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