Photogelatin: Make it brilliant!

Photographic gelatin is one of the most traditional polymers used in technology. Despite of many attempts for more than 130 years from researchers worldwide, it had never been possible to completely replace gelatin by synthetic products.

For imaging applications, , GELITA’s IMAGEL® portfolio comprises a comprehensive selection of photographic gelatins that combines a number of specific properties making them ideal for use in photographic films and paper - and in many other applications like X-ray and non-disruptive testing films, microfilm, graphic film, aerial images and holography.

GELITA offers specific inert and semi-inert products for the whole process of photography: dispersion, chemical ripening, physical ripening and topcoat applications. During the production of silver-halogen crystals for X-ray and photographic films, gelatin acts as a stabilizer. Our photographic IMAGEL® gelatins control crystal growth and regulate the sensitivity of the film. Used in color photography, gelatin enables the stabilization of color emulsions. Thanks to strict control of viscosity close to standard deviation, the photographic industry is processing up to eight layers simultaneously by curtain coating.