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At LD Davis, we pride ourselves on being an educational resource for our customers, our prospects and the community. Our blog is a helpful learning tool for those wanting to know more about glue best practices, news in the industry and simple answers to common glue questions. Hear it straight from the experts in every post.

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Lab Testing Of Glue Raw Materials: Dirt Tests

Gelatin is the key raw material used in our protein cake glues (animal glue) and we receive this raw material from several different suppliers.   To ensure all gelatin meets our quality control standards, there are a number of tests performed when we receive it in our plant.  This assures the cake glues provided to our customers are consistent in quality. 

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Lab Testing of Protein Glue (Animal Glue) Cakes

Before any protein glues (animal glue) leave our manufacturing facility, a lot of technical work is done behind the scenes. Not only do we test each and every raw material used in the manufacturing process, but we test the glues after they are in cake form and ready for use. 

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Why We Need So Much Detail to Recommend a Glue

If you've worked with us before, you're probably pretty familiar with how our technical team makes a glue recommendation. New prospects are sometimes a little surprised at the number of questions we ask about their glue application before quoting a product.

Here's why we ask those questions...

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Substrate Tests in Our Lab

Our on-site research and development lab, located in Monroe, North Carolina, is dedicated to designing innovative and custom glue products. 

Often times, prospects and customers reach out to us for help with formulating a glue for a difficult or custom application. For projects like this, our technical team will test sample substrates in our facility. 

What happens with the substrates once they arrive in our lab? 

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