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Thermaline Vacuum Freeze Drying

Thermaline: Document Reprocessor's Patented Book Restoration Process

Thermaline® is a vacuum freeze-drying process in which wet books are restrained from warping and distorting as water is removed. The process compresses books back into their natural shapes, minimizing cover board warpage. It allows most books to be returned directly to shelves with no additional restoration required.

Introduction
Flood Aftermath
Fire Damage
Wet Books
Document Reprocessors
Experience & Credentials
Document Recovery Plan
First Contact
Arrival on Site
Pre-Packout Inspection
Begin Packout
Orderly Packout
Ready to Ship
Organization
Moving and Rollout
Shrink Wrapping
Loading for Transport
Arrival and Unloading
Refrigeration
In Cold Storage
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Recovery Phase
Thermaline
Drying Process
Vacuum Drying
Cleaning
Book Restoration
Moisture Tests
Document Integrity
Cataloging
Copying
Packing for Shipment
Shipping Labels
Ready to Ship
Relocation
Back on Site
Replacement
Restored Books
Job Completed
Disaster Plan
Conclusion
Thermaline allows most books to be returned directly to shelves
Thermaline allows most books to be returned directly to shelves
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Thermaline Restores Wet Books Without Warping

The Thermaline® process does more than restrain books from distortiion during drying: It also compresses books back into a more natural shape while minimizing cover board warpage. The result is that Thermaline® reduces the need to rebind books by up to 90%, as a consequence of controlled straightening during freeze-drying and compression. ® Thermaline is a Registered Trademark of Document Reprocessors. Patented 1990.

Learn More About Our Book Restoration Methods

We invite you to contact Document Reprocessors at any time if you have additional questions or concerns about the Thermaline process or the methods we use to recover and restore water-damaged books.

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