Moving Wet Documents from Cold Storage to Vacuum Freeze Drying
During the recovery phase, we move groups of documents, books and records from cold storage to our specialized vacuum freeze drying chambers. This is done selectively such that wet materials of the same types and condition are dried uniformly to avoid further damage.
Vacuum Freeze Drying of Water-Damaged Books and Documents
It is at this stage that wet books can be straightened using our patented Thermaline™ process. This is a highly-specialized vacuum freeze-drying process in which books are restrained from warping and distorting as water is removed. The process compresses books back into their natural shapes, minimizing cover board warpage. An exclusive process patented by Document Reprocessors, Thermaline® is very reliable and allows most wet books to be dried, straightened and returned directly to shelves — with little or no additional restoration required.
Controlled Drying Means Successful Recovery
We have successfully recovered millions of water-damaged documents and books using our patented methods. We invite you to call Document Reprocessors if you'd like more information about how we recover and restore wet books and documents.