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Best Practices: Handling and Storing your Raw Materials

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

In a recent post, we discussed glue shelf life and how it relates to proper glue storage. Proper storage plays a major role in how the glue will perform. But, did you know that production performance is also reliant on proper handling and storage of your other raw materials?

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Posted in Adhesive, board warp, case board warp, Glue, best practices

3 Advantages of Running a Glue Trial With an Expert

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Picture this: You are working on a new project that requires a different glue than you are used to working with. You contact your glue manufacturer and they make a glue recommendation.  Now what?

The next step should always be to run a glue trial alongside your glue manufacturer in your facility....

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Posted in glue viscosity, Adhesive, Glue, glue temperature, glue trials, glue training

Effects of the Cold on Liquid Glue

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

It may not have crossed your mind, but weather has a pretty major impact on your glue. How? Well, liquid water-based glues specifically require special attention when it comes to storing them in the cold winter months. 

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Posted in water based glue, Adhesive, Glue, liquid adhesive, Liquid Glue, water based adhesive, Glue Storage

All About Animal Glue

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager
How Is Animal Glue Made?

Animal glues (also known as hide glue, and protein glue) are made through prolonged boiling of pure bovine or porcine animal hides, connective tissues, and bones. 

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Posted in animal glue, Glue, Hide Glue, viscosity, bloom strength

Employee Spotlight: Bill McCalla, Territory Manager

Posted on January 05, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

 The L.D. Davis sales team are the "front lines" of our company. They, most times, are the first person that a prospect or customer speaks with. They also provide technical training, and support. 

Earlier this month our Territory Manager, Bill McCalla, celebrated 15 years with LD Davis Industries....

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Posted in LD Davis, LD Davis Industries, meet the team, Employee Spotlight