Animal hide glue
A complex commodity, requiring expert processing.
Hide glue has been extracted from animal skins for over 4,000 years. Skins are treated with lime for 60-90 days to remove hair. They are then washed by boiling in water to remove the gelatine (collagen). At this stage, the liquid gelatine is concentrated and dried into “noodles” before milling. The three main uses for gelatine are: edible gelatine for foods and sweets; pharmaceutical gelatine to make capsules; and industrial gelatine for book binding, sandpaper, armaments, bank notes, mineral refining, matches to name but a few. Beacon Commodities source direct from hide glue factories around the world arranging shipments direct from factories to our customers. We independently check the quality of the glue supplied and visit our suppliers to audit their factories, many of whom are ISO and /or BRC accredited.
Our hide glue is used in the manufacture of “Jelly Glue“. We supply a wide range of blooms and viscosities used in the production of “Jelly Glues” around the world.
We also handle fish glue, rabbit glue, milk glue (casein), vegetable glue, seaweed glue and gums.
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