Sewing materials - binding materials, Other Management

Sewing Materials - binding materials:

Thread: Sewing is the central operation in binding. The life of binding depends very much on the kind of sewing and the material used for sewing. Thickness of the thread must be appropriate to the thickness of the book. Too thick thread for a thin volume or vice-versa will result in damage to the book or to binding. Thread used should be of superior  quality otherwise, binding may become undone causing wastage. Irrespective of the sewing method, sewing depends on the quality of thread. The varieties of threads include cotton, linen, silk, nylon and terylene. These varieties differ in quality. Linen thread is much stronger and cheaper than cotton. Silk thread is much stronger and cheaper than cotton. Silk thread though used in the past it found to be unsatisfactory as it is difficult to handle. Modern synthetic fibres are  much stronger and uniform. These are free from any tendency to rot in dampness and retain strength upon wetting. Unlike cotton these  fibres maintain a perfectly smooth kno-free surface. In view of these qualities they are considered to be superior to traditional thread. 

Thread gauze: A closely woven cotton mesh is glued to the spine of the book and both of its ends are inverted into the inner side of the covering board. This is thread gauze adds strength to binding. 

Tapes and cords: Tapes and cords for library binding are made from different fibres. Strips of vellum  are  considered superior to tapes made of other fibres as they are durable. However synthetic types -nylon and  terylene are considered superior to vellum because of their longer fibres. Tapes are used for connectingone section with the other sections. For larger books, cords made up of pigskin, vellum catgut are used for ensuring strong and durable bindings. 

Adhesives: Adhesive, though  necessary for  binding also damage the binding. The damage drying is prone to, cracking. The features expected of a good adhesive, after drying is prone to cracking. The features expected of a good adhesive are its ability to wet the surface of the - materials, fluid form, quick setting and the bond strength. 

There are varieties of adhesive available in the market now. They include starch past, industrial pastes, glues and gelatines and other kinds of glues. 

Posted Date: 11/10/2012 1:13:25 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Sewing materials - binding materials, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Sewing materials - binding materials, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Sewing materials - binding materials Discussions

Write discussion on Sewing materials - binding materials
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Periodicals and Serials: Primary periodicals constitute one  of the most indispensable categories of publications  in academic  research and special libraries. A substantial p

Question 1 Describe the term technology. Write a short note on progression and growth of technology Question 2 Define some characteristics of technology forecasting. Describe

Question 1 Explain the different methods of internal and external communication Question 2 Explain the three stages of a pickup process Question 3 Explain the diff

Question 1: (i) What are corals and coral reefs? (ii) Illustrate with the help of a diagram the schematic representation of a coral polyp. (iii) Marine tourism is growi

Issues of Periodicals and Non-Book Material-Storing, Shelving and Arrangement: Most libraries have periodical collections, the current issues having to be display for browsing

Development of Resource Sharing Networks in India   In the foregoing sections of this Unit, we have discussed major factors associated with networking. We attempted to understa

Information for Innovation  Innovation is based on new ideas, and new combination of old ideas, the utility of which is tested with applications using different kinds of infor

QUESTION 1 Business policy aims to meet the organisation objectives by maintaining or increasing market share and diversifying or with meeting any financial, political or statu

Question 1: "One of the main challenges of hotel management today is the rapid changes in customer requirements, trends and tastes, resulting in the necessity for frequent exte

Tangible and Intangible Value The value which communities create includes the tangible results like the standard manual, the improved skills or the reduced costs through faster