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Gelatin

Natural protein, derived from animals, that's used to suspend silver halides evenly in an emulsion form on the paper and film's surface. A natural protein used as a transparent medium to hold light sensitive silver halide crystals in suspension, binding them to the printing paper or film, yet swelling to allow entry of processing solutions.



 

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