是马零件真的用来制造胶水,还是谣言?

2020年11月24日更新
一瓶埃尔默's glue tipped over

环境保护狂 /亚历山德拉·克里斯蒂娜·中村

问:我是一个新手小学老师,有一个很奇怪的问题。上周,我试图带领我的情人节班's Day crafting free-for-all. Construction paper, glitter and all the fixin’s were distributed. The final items passed around were little, innocuous bottles of 埃尔默’s Glue.

玛丽(Mari)是我较早熟的学生之一(我还怀疑她的父母是当地4H俱乐部的成员),看了一眼她的酒瓶,然后把它变成白色。然后,她像女妖一样尖叫,“这东西是用死马制成的!”然后开始哭泣。死寂无声。随之而来的是哭声,窃笑声,喧闹的叫声以及只有整个8岁儿童房间都能产生的那种pan声。我向孩子们保证这根本不是真的,但为时已晚... Mari的声明引发了一场小小的胶水反抗,我取消了该项目。

The thing is, I’m well-aware of the old adage about “sending retired horses to the glue factory,” but I always considered it a silly saying. I know that gelatin has animal ingredients in it so I’m curious as to if there’s any truth behind this. Are there horse — or any other animal — ingredients in 埃尔默’s and other glues?

试图与埃德先生成为朋友,

-温迪(Candy),兰乔·米拉奇(Rancho Mirage),加利福尼亚。

hnd squeezes 埃尔默'把胶粘到工艺品的发夹上

环境保护狂 /亚历山德拉·克里斯蒂娜·中村

嘿,温迪,

kes。这些天有孩子吗?小玛丽(听起来像她有一个 诀窍 造成骚动...抱歉无法抗拒),尽管有些误会。请确保不要在不久的将来为她提供任何Jell-O服务,否则您的下一位演讲者可能是PETA的代表。

从历史上看,胶水确实是由动物部分(尤其是马蹄和骨头)中提取的胶原蛋白制成的。实际上,“胶原蛋白”一词来自希腊语 考拉, glue. This practice has been going on for thousands and thousands of years; it’s not the invention of some enterprising farmer named 埃尔默 who had a few about-to-be-put-down horses on his hands, a 诀窍 for organic chemistry and a vat of boiling water. So, yes, as unpleasant to think about as it is, glue can contain 基于动物的 配料(如今主要是牛蹄)。粘性爱好者似乎倾向于鱼和隐藏的胶水。但说实话,我很难说,由于合成纤维便宜而且有效,因此还有许多屠宰胶的业务。

美枪杀的工艺品热胶枪

环境保护狂 /亚历山德拉·克里斯蒂娜·中村

So what about that bottle of 埃尔默’s that sent Mari into a tizzy? According to the company, no horse or any other animal is (currently) harmed in the making of their product. 埃尔默’s Glues, like many commercial “white” glues these days, are 100 percent chemical-based, which, depending on how you look at it, is worse than reusing the body parts of dead ungulates.

the 埃尔默’s website:

埃尔默's Glues are chemical based. They are made or formulated from chemicals which are synthesized (created by man). These chemicals were originally obtained or manufactured from petroleum, natural gas and other raw materials found in Nature. The exact formula and specific ingredients used in making 埃尔默'的产品被视为专有信息,因此,我们无法与您共享这些产品。

我不太确定如何告诉您进行此操作,Wendy。在当地进行提炼厂信息丰富的实地考察是不可能的,我不会坐下Mari谈论石化产品对环境的危害。我也无法想象童年 没有 good, old-fashioned 埃尔默’s.

手在生日贺卡上用热胶枪

环境保护狂 /亚历山德拉·克里斯蒂娜·中村

令人遗憾的是,市场上没有大量非合成的纯素食胶,至少是对课堂友好的。有无毒的意大利制Coccoina胶粘棒,但价格昂贵,很难买到。另外,它们闻起来像小杏仁饼,因此任何容易粘贴进食的学生都可能会想在手工艺品上吃零食。

我想再试一次。孩子们善变,除非玛丽 喜欢马,她可能已经完全忘记了。

—马特