Book Binding & Graphic Arts

Rely on consistent product quality

Our technical expertise is what has made us one of the leading adhesive manufacturers in the UK and best placed to support you and your business with your book binding and graphic arts adhesive requirements. Pafra adhesives supply a wide range of adhesives for this diverse market including water based and hot melt EVA, PUR and Metallocene based products, offering solutions for perfect binding and book binding, print finishing and high gloss lamination.

We understand the fast pace nature of print finishing and the need to have a supplier who can provide proven products at short notice. Pafra is a name that stands for quality and technical expertise and the reason that Pafra is the primary partner to any print finisher.

Laminating offset printed paper or cardboard with transparent OPP or cellulose acetate gives the perfect finish to make products shine and stand out from the crowd. Not only does film lamination offer optical enhancement but also extra durability. Though traditionally only high gloss films were used there are now a wider range of optically clear Matt and Silk films available. You can be assured that no matter what you are bonding Pafra Adhesives have the right solution for your business requirements.

Our AquaPAL and ThermoPAL range of adhesives are designed for the following:

  • Add-on / Tipping-in / Inserting
  • Centre fold gluing
  • Pamphlets
  • Folders
  • Book binding
  • Peelable & resealable for promotional items
  • Padding
  • High gloss laminating
  • Perfect binding
  • Back-lining / End papering
  • Optical media packaging
  • Wallets

Our adhesives have been perfected for:

  • Excellent Page Pull Test Performance
  • Clean-running
  • Consistent performance Consistency of Manufacture
  • Economical in use
  • High Creep Resistance
  • High Adhesion to a Wide Range of Difficult Surfaces
  • Excellent Lay Flat
  • Outstanding Optical Clarity
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Good Fold, Crease and Emboss Resistance
  • High Speed throughput
  • Low Show through
  • Good flexibility

To find out more simply get in touch using the details on our Contact Us

How can we help?

Our team have been helping customers meet their adhesive requirements since 1959. We are proud to be innovators in our field and would be more than happy to talk through your project to see where we can help.
To speak with a member of our team, please call 01268 290610.

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Our specialist team provide a friendly and professional service that will ensure you get exactly what you need.


We understand the science of polymer adhesives and provide smart products to a range of complex markets.


Our innovative approach has earned us a reputation for high quality adhesives that serve the paper converting markets.