Due to its multifunctional properties, gelatin also plays an important role in various technical applications.
Gelatin applications in industries
The ability to form flexible coatings makes gelatin one of the main ingredients in the production of paintballs.
Gelatin allows achieving a fair balance between resistance and fragility, in such a way that the ball does not break when shot. Instead, it explodes when hitting the player. Hence, its impact is minimized.
In the manufacture of matches, the mixture of gelatin and water works as a binding agent for the other components, such as potassium chlorate, abrasive materials and additive compounds.
In restoration and preservation techniques for documents, art, furniture and buildings, gelatin acts as an elastic and binding adhesive. On the other hand, encapsulation technology is used in the production of herbicide and pesticide
products, to improve the stability of the active ingredient during storage and use.
Learn about these and many more uses of gelatin!