In the technical industry, gelatin also have various properties. The unique chemical and physical properties of gelatin make it an important component in the photographic industry. Gelatin serves many useful purposes in the preparation of silver halide emulsions in the production of photographic film.

Gelatin is used in making carbonless paper as a micro encapsulation, Gelatin is used as a sizing agent in papers to increase wet and dry strength and to increase resistance to surface abrasion etc. Gelatin is an excellent emulsifier and stabilizing agent as a protective colloid to form a film around oil droplets.

Due to the property of adhesion, gelatin adhesives or animal glue are widely in the manufacturer of paper boxes, in the furniture industry and in the production of matches.