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Lower Costs for Bookbinding Adhesives and Glues

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Like a lot of manufacturers in the United States we sell a high quality, high performance product which in turn does not make us the cheapest out there. Our adhesives are sold per pound so some customers look at that per pound price and say, in a cost cutting effort, let’s try the low cost/low...

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Posted in Adhesive Products, Animal Glue, Book Binding Adhesive, bookbinding adhesive, bookbinding glue, Custom Adhesive, Glue, Glue Cost, Hide Glue, L.D. Davis, Protein Adhesive

Animal Glue Growth with L.D. Davis 1936-1951

Posted on September 08, 2011 by L.D. Davis Industries, Inc

Animal glue in the Great Depression

In its early years, L.D. Davis Industries thrived during the Great Depression. Beginning as a stenciling product company, Louis D. Davis Sr. grew the business during the 1930's by focusing more on manufacturing his own animal glue, a major component in his...

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Posted in Adhesive Products, animal glue, Animal Glue, Book Binding Adhesive, bookbinding adhesive, Hide Glue, L.D. Davis

Holy Gelatin! (Get It?)

Posted on August 15, 2011 by L.D. Davis Industries, Inc

So...What is this Stuff?

Well, it's definitely not a fishing net, or a basketball net, and I'm pretty sure it's not a hair net. What you see in the above photo is pharmaceutical waste. L.D. Davis Industries recycles pharmaceutical waste gelatin to make our adhesive. Think of what's left over in a...
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Posted in Adhesive Products, animal glue, Animal Glue, Book Binding Adhesive, bookbinding adhesive, Environmentally-Friendly, environmentally-friendly, Gelatin, gelatin, Glue, Green, Hide Glue, L.D. Davis, Protein Adhesive, protein adhesive

The L.D. Davis Green Advantage

Posted on August 04, 2011 by L.D. Davis Industries, Inc

It's Pretty Easy Being Green (Sorry Kermit.)

For thousands of years (think the Pharohs tombs) animal glue has been used for bookbinding.  Think of your parents National Geographic or TV Guide collection- they're all made with animal/protein adhesive.  Two shifts happened in the 1970's-book binders...

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Posted in Adhesive Products, animal glue, Book Binding Adhesive, bookbinding adhesive, Environmentally-Friendly, environmentally-friendly, Green, L.D. Davis