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How Much Protein Glue Do You Need?

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Have you ever been part way through production and completely run out of protein glue (hide glue)? Or maybe you've ordered way glue more than you needed and you had to dispose it because it expired?

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Posted in Adhesive Tips & Tricks, glue tips, protein glue, protein glue calculator

What is the cost of using the wrong glue?

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Most times we get caught up in asking the question: what does the glue cost? But, perhaps, the more important question to ask is: what is the cost of using the wrong glue?

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Posted in Adhesive, Adhesive Tips & Tricks, Glue, Glue Cost, glue tips

The Drawbacks of Blending Different Glues

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Maria Verros, Online Marketing Manager

Maybe you were working on a project that had more difficult substrates? Or maybe you were starting to run out of glue? No matter what the reason for blending protein glues on-site, there are some drawbacks that you should keep in mind before considering this. 

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Posted in Adhesive, Adhesive Tips & Tricks, Glue, glue tips, Technical

How To Measure Dyne Levels In Substrates

Dyne Levels play a major role in proper adhesion, and here is why:

The Dyne Level of a material is called its surface energy. When glue is applied to a substrate, its “wettability” is impacted greatly by its surface energy and that of the substrate.  

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Posted in dyne pens, wettability, dyne levels, glue tips, protein glue, accu dyne