Bookbinding wire

Wire binding is one of the world's oldest and most popular methods for binding books and documents, offering a professional look that allows pages to turn and books to stay open to a specific page while lying flat. Many bindery operations rely on bookbinding wire in their processes, including spiral binding, double-O binding, twin-loop binding and other methods. 

Bekaert coated bookbinding wire for the printing and binding industry is versatile, high quality and available on demand. Binders can define the style and color of their combs by choosing one of four coated binding wires: galvanized, Tinobind®, Nylobind® or Metalobind®. Our range is the result of more than 50 years of experience as a binding wire supplier.


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  1. A wide range of wire coatings
  2. Suitable for high-speed processing
  3. Global presence

A wide range of wire coatings

Bekaert offers a comprehensive range of bookbinding coating wires to meet any need, including smooth or shiny wires coated with various colors. Some examples of our wire coatings are:

  • Galvanized wire
    Our range of galvanized wires offers the most basic binding solution in our scope. These wires look simple but offer a good quality and corrosion resistance.
  • Tinobind®
    Tinobind® is a tin-coated steel wire with a basic shiny finish.  This product elevates the basic galvanized wire with just a touch of gloss. Tinobind® offers the best quality/price ratio in our range of neutral colored binding wires.
  • Nylobind®
    Nylobind® is a colored polymer coating on top of steel wire. It is the reference product in our range. Nylobind® is available in a wide spectrum of colors.
  • Metalobind®
    Metalobind® is a transparent colored polymer layer on top of a zinc coated steel wire. These coatings together create a metallic look that adds extra shimmer and depth to your wire combs.

Advantages of Bekaert's Spiral Binding Wire

All our wires have outstanding adhesion in narrow radii and low surface friction. These features enable high-speed processing and high repeating accuracy across various bookbinding applications. Additional benefits of our high-quality bookbinding wire include:

  • A high-quality finish in a wide range of colors: Various colors offer a versatile solution that gives wire-bound books and stationery an attractive and professional look.
  • Smooth pay-off: Superior quality, high accuracy and increased repeatability translate to less spoilage, minimal machine downtime and higher profitability.
  • Contributes to an accurate production process: Our wires boast excellent structural and mechanical properties, enabling superior repeatability during wire forming.
  • Flexible delivery: Our multiple manufacturing facilities worldwide offer various delivery options to meet your company's needs.

Bookbinding Wire Applications

Bekaert's single- and double-loop binding wires are favorites among some of the world's top bookbinding companies, offering a broad range of uses that include books, manuals, notebooks, wall calendars and more. Several of the specific markets our bookbinding wire solutions cover include:

Suitable for high-speed processing

All our wires have an outstanding adhesion in narrow radii and a low surface friction. This allows high-speed processing and a high repeating accuracy.

Global presence

Bekaert has a worldwide network of sales offices, plants and warehouses. This enables us to offer you a quick and efficient service. Wherever your production is located, you will receive high quality binding wires. 

Benefits of Partnering With Bekaert for Bookbinding Wire

Bekaert is the world's largest independent manufacturer of high-quality steel wire products, including bookbinding wire. We have produced innovative, durable and effective solutions since 1980, serving various clients in over 120 countries. Operating plants worldwide positions us to handle your company's specific supply requirements while offering some of the market's fastest manufacturing and delivery times.

Our engineering teams have decades of combined experience working with clients to identify the best-suited solutions for their wire requirements. Our dedication to customer service and precise production capabilities enables us to produce a wire product that meets your bookbinding specifications. More importantly, our manufacturing processes utilize strict quality control parameters to meet or exceed the appropriate industry standards.

Contact Bekaert Today to Learn More

At Bekaert, we aim to establish long-lasting partnerships with each client by helping them find the most practical, durable and cost-effective wire solutions. We go above and beyond the typical wire supplier by offering world-class customer service and superior technical expertise, providing each client with the individualized attention they deserve. Contact us online today to obtain a quote, place an order or request more information about how our products can benefit your unique application.





  • High quality finish in a wide range of colors
  • Smooth pay-off
  • Contributes to an accurate production process
  • Flexible delivery


Shape Wire
Coating Zinc, Nylon, Polyester, Other polymer