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So What is Animal Glue Really Made Of?

Posted on November 07, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

We've all heard the old saying "taking the horse to the glue factory". As glue manufacturers, this old saying drives us a little nutty. Here's why...

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Posted in Animal Glue, Gelatin, Hide Glue, LD Davis, LD Davis Industries

What is gelatin based glue?

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Before the 1970's, the primary ingredient in our protein glues was extracted collagen from hides of bovine and porcine. 

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Posted in animal glue, Gelatin, protein glue, technical gelatin, gelatin based 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