The Preparation of Glue

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1943
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French M. H.
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Contrary to popular belief, glue is not normally made from the horns and hoofs of cattle, but by far the greatest proportion of the world's output is manufactured from low-grade hides and skins and from tannery and abattoir trimmings. In East Africa 'large numbers of low-grade sun-dried hides are forthcoming every year and many have been so irreparably damaged during drying that they can be of little value for leather production. In fact, their conversion locally into glue would do a considerable service to the hide and skins industry. The inclusion of damaged skins in export consignments lowers the reputation of East African hides and skins on the world's markets, because the extent of the damage cannot be assessed until after the hides and skins have been soaked and 'limed.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 8, p. 209-211
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