Fish glue is a natural product which is obtained by cooking fish skin, followed by evaporation. Fish glue is a highly viscous liquid at room temperature. If further thickens when cooled down, by minus degrees it reaches a rubber-like consistency. Fish glue can be made liquid again by heating without any loss of quality.
Surface may be coated by roller coat, knife coat or brush coat.
- As an additive to adhesive formulations in the manufacture of remoistenable gummed paper packaging tapes.
- Wood gluing when long open times are needed for assembly operations.
- Paper bonding of heavy grade box board in packaging.
- Bonding of manila paper for identification tag manufacturing.
- As a water based leather finish.
- Any application where it is desirable to supply an adhesive coated surface which is to be re-activated much later by simple water remoistening.
- High initial tack when first coated or when remoistening the dry adhesive film.
- Slow setting for wood bonding applications when open times are desirable.
- Good solvent resistance.
- Excellent heat resistance.
- Easily thinned and cleaned up with water.