Process

 

We make type B Gelatine from bovine hides as well as bovine bones. The bovine hides are washed in water and then put in pits for liming for a period of about 45 days after which it swells and becomes soft. The hide pieces are then washed in water, fat removed and neutralized by adding acid after which it is ready for cooking for extraction of Gelatine.

 

In case of bovine bones, SRM free bones are bought and stocked in the bone stocking shed.they are washed in hot water to remove dirt and grease and then subjected to weak acid for a week to

 

dissolve the calcium and phosphorus from the bones into the acid. This solution is precipitated in lime to obtain Di Calcium Phosphate. The bones pieces after removal of the calcium and phosphorus become soft like hide and is now called ossien, which is put in pits for liming for a period of about 50 days. The ossein is then washed in water and acid to neutralize the lime after which it is ready for cooking for extraction of Gelatine.

 

From extraction process onwards, the process for making gelatine from hide and ossein is same. They are cooked in clean stainless steel vessels to get a weak broth like extract which is filtered, fat removed, deminerelized and concentrated in an evaporator into a honey like liquid gelatine. Throughout this process, round the clock control of ph value, temperature, concentration of liquor is monitored to ensure quality.This concentrated gelatine extract is chilled into a gelly which is extruded into noodles which are dried in a dehumidified air drier having different air

 

zones and the final product of dry gelatine noodles is obtained which is stocked in the blending store. It is tested for its different physical parameters such as jelly strength, viscosity, colour, transparency, ash etc and also microbiological parameters such as bacteria, salmonella, e colli etc and is then blended and crushed as per the customer specifications and packed in 50 kg bags for dispatch.

 

 
 

Environment

 

Gelatine is produced from freely available renewable raw material such as hides, bones and therefore its utilization for production of Gelatine is good for the environment. The product Gelatine is also biodegradable and replaces the chemical adhesives. Water is used extensively in the production of Gelatine and we recycle water in various stages of production to optimize its fullest utilization. After production of Gelatine, the effluent water is treated in our effluent treatment plant to comply to the norms and is then utilized for agricultural and forestation purposes. We are also installing reverse osmosis plant to reuse part of the waste water in the process. The sludge from the effluent treatment plant is utilized as soil conditioner which is very beneficial for agricultural and horticulture use.

 

The Company owns over 85 acres of land on which construction on only 10 acres has been made and the balance area has been kept open for future expansion as well as green areas have been created around the plant and extensive water management is carried out in the balance land. We have planted several thousand trees around the factory area, its residential areas which contributes to the environment in a positive way. Bhopal Glues and installed rain water harvesting mechanisms in its factory buildings to collect and use the rain water in the factory.