Chances are, the last time you were sitting at the blackjack table you weren't thinking about paper or glue. But, without paper and glue - there would be no blackjack. Why? Well, there would be no playing cards.
There is a lot of science and technology that goes into making a great deck of playing cards. Playing cards are made by laminating two layers of thin paper using a black liquid glue, called block-out glue.
Once applied, this block-out glue blocks the light from showing through the thin paper. This is a very important piece of the manufacturing process, as you can imagine - you don't want to be able to see through the cards.
Especially if you're at the casino!
How are Playing Cards Made?
The U.S. Playing Card Co.
Technical Specifications of Block-out Glue
|Film||Black opaque film|
|Viscosity||750-1200 undiluted at 77 °F|
|Packaging||5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, 300 gallon totes|
Where else can you find block-out glue?
As you can imagine, block-out glue is useful in a number of application. Here are just a few:
- Trading and playing cards
- POP displays
- window signage