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Pfohl Glue Applicators

Pfohl Glue Applicators

Detailed description

Pfohl glue applicators are highly efficient hand-held units which facilitate a rapid, even coating of all types of spreadable adhesives including polyvinyl acetate (PVA), two-part urea formaldehyde resin, two-part phenolic resorcinol resins and low viscosity polyurethane adhesives. Not suitable for use with high viscosity (thick) adhesive systems. More suited for use on larger panel production where a rapid coating of adhesive is crucial due to open time (usable life) of some adhesives being relatively short & the need to get veneers or laminates under pressure within a specified time.


  • Provides a regular coating of adhesive and can be varied according to nature of substrates (density/porosity) being bonded.
  • Easy application on curved surfaces.
  • User can achieve glue savings of up to 30% compared to conventional coating with brush or spatula.
  • Increased production output - cvoats larger panels faster & more efficiently.
  • Available in 75mm - 150mm - 200mm (new 2012).
  • Various rollers available to suit adhesive type - see technical specification below for more details.

Over time, things will wear out and need replacing. Hallmark Fraulo Limited stock a comprehensive range of spares including rubber rollers, axles, levers, screws & aluminium roller inserts helping ensure you get the maximum life from your applicator. Please contact our Sales Office for help & assistance.

Technical specification


Rubber Roller Grey MG - our standard roller for use with all water-based adhesives. The surface is ribbed, poreless and provides a thinner, more controlled spread rate for veneering applications. Due to its closed pore surface, it is very easy to clean & maintain ensuring long life. Remove from unit & wash with warm soapy water removing all adhesive residue. Do not wring or twist but allow to dry naturally. Avoid damaging the surface as this allows adhesive to penetrate into roller causing it to swell. This roller is not acid-proof so do not clean with nitro thinners or solvents.

Solid Roller Brown VG - roller more suited to use with lower viscosity polyurethane adhesive systems for coating larger panel stock. Clean with a suitable cleaning agent by wiping with rag or brush then left to dry - will increase product life. Do not soak in cleaning agent for prolonged periods as this will damage surface. Cleaning agent Apollo A9283 is suitable for this application.

Method of use.

Assemble applicators according to manufacturers instructions & place unit onto stand. Lever must be to the rear before filling trough approximately two-thirds full. Lift from stand and place onto surface. Push lever forward & roll over surface starting around the edge first to ensure adequate coating of edges then work inwards across board, distributing the glue evenly onto the panel. If too much adhesive has been applied in one area, pull back the lever stopping the adhesive and spread excess over the panel more uniformly. Pay particular attention to edges and areas of board that may be more porous or absorbent than normal. It is best practice to wait 30 seconds to check board prior to laying veneers/laminates onto surface to ensure adequate glue coverage. Place unit back on stand. On completion, ensure you do not leave excessive adhesive in unit for prolonged periods of time and clean thoroughly before storing.

Suited for

  • Veneering
  • Laminating