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Manufacturing Paintballs with Gelatin

In the past, we've discussed the use of recycled pharmaceutical gelatin in our glue products but did you know that this same gelatin is used to manufacture paintballs?

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Recycling Pharmaceutical Gelatin

Gelatin is an extremely important part of the manufacturing process at LD Davis. Since the 1970's, we have replaced the primary ingredient in our animal glues, extracted collagen from hides of bovine and porcine, with recycled pharmaceutical and nutritional gelatin in the form of soft gel netting.

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Sourcing Gelatin

 

Not only is usage of hard and soft gelatin scrap in adhesive manufacturing an interesting concept, it is quite beneficial to the environment in a number of ways.

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Recycled Gelatin and Adhesives

One raw material that LD Davis uses in its animal glue products is pharmaceutical scrap gelatin. Before the 1970’s, most gelatin used in animal glue, or protein adhesive, was extracted from the bones and hides of pigs and cattle. Today, a significant portion of the gelatin used in protein adhesives is from pharmaceutical and nutritional scrap gelatin, either in soft gel netting or hard capsule form.

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