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Happy Halloween Hide Glue Fans!

Hide Glue History

Hide glue is important to us at LD Davis, because we know that it is important to you.  We have been America’s premier and largest hide glue manufacturer for decades.  Our company was founded in 1926, and has changed with the times over the past eight decades, but one factor has always stayed the same- quality hide glue from our manufacturing plant to your application. LD Davis hide glue is useful for a variety of applications and is also referred to as animal glue, cake glue, and protein adhesive.  Some common uses include use as book binding adhesive, set-up box production, and many more.  Hide glue is considered an eco-adhesive because it is totally non-toxic and recyclable.  Once it is recycled back into the natural environment, it will begin to break down in a matter of weeks.

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Product Spotlight: Fugitive Glue

We have been in business since 1926 and have a long history of producing high-quality animal glues for the bookbinding, set-up box and graphic arts industries.  In addition to manufacturing our own eco-adhesives, we also distribute hot melt adhesives from some of the top manufacturers in the USA.

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Packaging Adhesive Optimization

The September issue of Adhesives and Sealants Industry Magazine featured an article entitled “Where do we go from here?” written by Keith Nagy, the Equipment Division Manager of HAR Adhesive Technologies. The article detailed ways that manufacturers can reduce cost and minimize their waste. One of the featured subjects in the article involved downtime on packaging lines during adhesive applications.

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Liquid Glue in Pails

Liquid Glue Comes in Many Sizes

Industrial adhesives are packaged in many different size containers. Most of our water-based resin adhesives, dextrin glues, and woodworking glues are available not only in 55 gallon drums and totes, but also in five-gallon pails. The liquid glues manufactured by LD Davis are water-based, eco-friendly and non-toxic. Not only are five-gallon pails incredibly convenient to use, the glues that are available in pails are easily customizable to fit your adhesive needs.

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Time for the 3-Day!

It’s here!

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure starts tomorrow in Philadelphia. Our Social Media Manager, the second LD Davis Industries employee to walk in the 3-Day, begins her 60-mile trek across the Philadelphia area to help find a way to end breast cancer. With support from LD Davis Industries, North America’s premier book binding adhesive manufacturer and one of the largest hide glue suppliers, she has been training and fundraising to meet the $2,300 fundraising goal to walk in the 3-Day. In fact, she has surpassed the $2,300 minimum. For the past two years, our CFO, Michael Free, walked in the 3-Day with support from the book binding adhesive company. This support has extended to this year’s LD Davis Industries 3-Day walker.

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Product Spotlight: PUR Glue

So, what is PUR glue? Well, it's a hot melt glue, yes, but what makes it different? 

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Interview with an Animal Glue Salesman

Jeff Palmiter, an LD Davis animal glue veteran salesman, gave me a few minutes of his time to learn a little more about the company and about his history with LD Davis, North America’s premier animal glue manufacturer. Here is his story….

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