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Protein Adhesive Manufacturing Process

Posted on April 02, 2012 by LD Davis Team

Quality adhesive manufacturing of protein adhesive, also known as animal glue or hide glue, is LD Davis Industries’ number one job above all. The adhesive manufacturing process can be a complex one, but we like to explain it in a simple form so all of our clients and vendors can have knowledge of the protein adhesive manufacturing process.

Protein Adhesive Raw Materials

Adhesive manufacturing starts with sourcing the raw materials necessary to formulate protein adhesive. Raw materials for protein adhesive include:

  • Water
  • Gelatin
  • Glycerin
  • Epsom Salt
  • Corn Sugar

We constantly source our protein adhesive raw materials so that we can ensure that our customers always get the adhesive products they need, when they need them. All of the above raw materials for protein adhesive manufacturing are non-toxic, natural, eco-friendly, and biodegradable. That makes this adhesive manufacturing process special, because the result is totally healthy for the environment! We pride ourselves on eco-adhesive manufacturing.

Adhesive Manufacturing Process

Once the raw materials are obtained, screened for quality and sorted, they are poured into a large mixing kettle at our adhesive manufacturing plant in Monroe, NC. They are heated up and mixed together and once the solution is ready, the hot, liquid adhesive mixture is poured into large trays so the adhesive can dry overnight into cake form. The following day, the adhesive manufacturing process continues by removing the protein adhesive cakes from the trays by flipping them over. This process produces adhesive cakes of about 9-10 lbs. each that are packed six to a carton then sold in skid quantity.

Quality control samples are taken of each batch of protein adhesive produced and stored in our lab for future use. This way if a customer runs into an application issue down the line, we can pull the sample by lot number and determine how to find a solution for them.

Adhesive manufacturing has a lot of steps to the process, but at this point we have it pretty down pat. For more information, please visit our website or communicate with us by leaving a comment or visiting our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+.

L.D. Davis Industries Liquid Adhesives Product Spotlight: Protein Adhesives