Technical gelatins have many and varied applications.

These are similar in nature to the edible and pharmaceutical gelatins.

Household activities

  • Matches
  • Plant Fertilizers
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Detergent Capsules

Coated adhesives

  • Sandpaper – Gelatin is the binder between the paper and the abrasive particles in sandpaper.

Natural Science

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Cages for bacteria
  • Separator of contaminants


  • A well -known use of gelatin for micro-encapsulation is in NCR (‘no carbon required’) papers.
  • Spray drying and micro-encapsulation applications are numerous, and by using edible gelatins the process can be used in drugs, flavours and fragrances.
Technical gelatin - stem cell
Gelatin matches
Gelatin in sandpaper