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May 10, 2012

C.P. Bourg Announces Compact, Environmentally-Friendly BB3002 PUR Binder for On-Demand Book Production

Easily operated and maintained, the Bourg BB3002 PUR-C excels at on-demand and short-run book production while keeping VOCs in their place without venting.

C.P. Bourg Announces Compact, Environmentally-Friendly BB3002 PUR Binder for On-Demand Book Production

New binder prototype is being demonstrated at drupa 2012 on the C.P. Bourg stand at Hall 13 B 69, with shipments slated for December 2012.

Drupa; Messe Dusseldorf Germany; 10 May, 2012 -- C.P. Bourg, today announced a compact and operator-friendly PUR version of its proven single-clamp BB3002 Perfect Binder that presents an efficient, economical and environmentally-sound means of producing bound soft-cover and hard-cover books in a wide range of sizes on-demand.

The new Bourg BB3002 PUR-C combines the innovative features of the company's successful Bourg BB3002 EVA Perfect Binder with a highly efficient and easily maintained compact polyurethane reactive (PUR) gluing system that is completely sealed and fully integrated with the BB3002 binder's operating system. The patented nozzle and tank assembly includes an innovative gluing and cleaning /purging system. The gluing system features a self-sealing applicator nozzle that rotates open to dispense a thin bead of PUR glue or hot-melt adhesive to the milled book block, and fully closes to eliminate waste, prevent vapors from escaping, and prevent air from compromising the remaining adhesive. A compact, two-tank design with an automatic cleaning/purging cycle makes it easy for the operator to load a fresh 4.5-pound slug into the glue tank and quickly resume production, and to clean and purge the nozzle safely and automatically with pushbutton ease at start-up and shut-down.

In addition to the savings achieved by eliminating waste, the efficiency of the BB3002 PUR-C sealed spine and side gluing system reduces operator costs and production time, dramatically reduces the release of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, and eliminates the need for an on-board venting system.

Other features include automatic spine thickness sensing for "book of one" production, adjustable power milling and notching, high-quality knife creasing system able to create winged books and 50-job programmable memory with auto setup. The system's 11-inch color touchscreen permits easy operator control through a graphical user interface.

With minimal operator intervention from a cold start, the single-clamp BB3002 PUR-C binder can be producing books from 1 to 60 mm (0.2 to 2.56 in) thick, in page sizes from 100 x 100 mm (4.0 x 4.0 inches) to 385 x 320 mm (15.15 x 12.6 inches) at up to 200 cycles per hour.

Finished books can be stacked in an optional receiving bin for easy operator removal. Other options to the new BB3002 PUR-C include connection to a Challenge CMT 330 or CMT 130 trimmer; and addition of a fully integrated barcode solution which enables job tracking to maximize productivity and integrity and that is especially useful in "book runs of one" where matching covers to content is critical.

A prototype of the compact new Bourg BB3002 PUR-C binder is being shown here at drupa 2012 May 3-16, 2012 on the C.P. Bourg stand at Hall 13 B69. The BB3002 PIUR-C will be available directly from C.P. Bourg offices worldwide or through the company's distributors worldwide, with first shipments expected in December 2012.

C.P. Bourg -- Your Partner in Print Finishing

For more than 50 years, C.P. Bourg has designed and delivered innovative binding and finishing solutions to meet the needs of the global printing and finishing industry. C.P. Bourg's reputation -- as the world's leading technology developer and supplier of in-line and near-line document feeding, binding and finishing equipment for the broad spectrum of traditional and digital printing environments -- is built on a history of Mr. Christian Pierre Bourg's achievement and continuous commitment to quality, innovation and efficiency. This commitment has led to privileged relationships with numerous digital print suppliers, and with tens of thousands of customers worldwide who rely on C.P. Bourg equipment to turn print on paper into quality finished products.

For more information visit www.cpbourg.com.