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Cheaper Book Binding Glue Could Be Costing You More

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

I will start off by saying this: all book binding glues are not created equal.

In our 90 years in business, we have worked with hundreds of book binding companies. 

Like many of our customers, we're always working to get competitive pricing on our raw materials. It's only natural to shop around for...

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Posted in book binding, Book Binding Glue

Lab Testing of Protein Glue Cakes

Before any protein glues leave our manufacturing facility, a lot of technical work is done behind the scenes. Not only do we test each and every raw material used in the manufacturing process, but we test the glues after they are in cake form and ready for use. 

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Posted in lab testing, protein glue

Lab Testing of Glue Raw Materials: Jelly Strength Tests

Our protein glue products are based on gelatin protein which is derived from the hydrolysis of collagen. Collagen is a protein ingredient of animal hide, tissue and bone. We source our gelatin in the form of soft gel netting which is recycled from pharmaceutical companies.

Protein glue is composed...

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Posted in lab testing, jelly strength test, animal glue, Gelatin, protein glue

Lab Testing Of Glue Raw Materials: Viscosity Tests

 Gelatin is an extremely important part of our protein glues. Since the 1970s, we have replaced the primary ingredient, extracted collagen from hides of bovine and porcine, with recycled pharmaceutical and nutritional gelatin in the form of soft gel netting.

Some tests that we perform on incoming...

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Posted in lab testing, glue viscosity, cake glue, Gelatin, protein glue

Lab Testing Of Glue Raw Materials: Dirt Tests

Gelatin is the key raw material used in our protein cake glues and we receive this raw material from several different suppliers.   To ensure all gelatin meets our quality control standards, there are a number of tests performed when we receive it in our plant.  This assures the cake glues provided...

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Posted in lab testing, cake glue, Gelatin, protein glue

The Pros and Cons of Protein Glue (Hide Glue) in Packaging

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Considering making the switch to protein glue (hide glue)? This list of pros and cons will help you determine if it is the right packaging glue for you. 

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Posted in packaging, packaging glue, protein glue