Does anyone know if hot glue sticks are vegan? I want to say yes because they are plastic, but the package doesn't have ingredients.
Does anyone know of any non-hot glue that is vegan?
I am making a line of hand-made burlesque accessories and I want to use all vegan ingredients, but its hard to figure out what is and what isn't!
I don't know about hot glue sticks, but Vegan Essentials has vegan non-hot glue.
There is such a thing as vegan glue? I seem to be always finding out new products that are actually vegan. Good to know!
Oh wow, that's is surprising. Thanks! :>
Actually all of Elmers glues are vegan. Surprisingly. They have it stated on their website. It makes life easier. :>
wow! thanks! I've been feeling guilty about buying those big jugs of elmers to fill my bottles every year in my class.
Now I feel cool!
paper cement is vegan. Thank goodness...if you need to make stuff that's going to last for years and years, paper cement is the best. It's even better than YES! glue.
I hadn't realized glue had animal products. What's in it that isn't vegan?
"Glue manufacturers obtain bones and tissues of animals from slaughterhouses, tanneries, and meat packing companies; it is no coincidence that the world's largest glue manufacturer is the dairy called Borden Company. The animal remains that are the raw materials for glue may include ears, tails, scraps of hide or skin, scrapings from the fleshy sides of hides, tendons, bones, and feet. Similarly, manufacturers of fish glue obtain bones, heads, scales, and skins of fish from canneries and other processing plants."
Wow that is gross... I had no idea.
I'm wondering what exactly they're using from animals that is a component of glue. I knew that there is casein in some label adhesives, but there wouldn't be any casein in the above mentioned animal parts.
Looks like it's collagen:
"Glue came into being when ancient tribes discovered that the bones, hides, skin, sinew, and other connective tissues from animals could be processed to remove collagen, the protein in these tissues. The collagen was sticky and was useful for holding things together. Milk solids, known as casein, and blood albumin can also be used as a basis for glue. Dried serum from cows' blood yields albumin that coagulates (clumps together) when it is heated and becomes insoluble in water."
Not the glue you're looking for, but for others' reference: Mod Podge is vegan!
and if anyone has found out about the hot glue thing I would love to know.
I thought this was interested, but perhaps in too much depth... it sounds like most hot glue stuff is petroleum-based.
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