Film: 4937

Industry + Work | 1980 | Sound | Colour


Seaweed. Cutting Seaweed with a sickle. Industrial processing of seaweed. Heavy machinery. Large bags / sacks of powdered seaweed product. Factory separates the alginate from seaweed powder. Someone putting their hand into a sticky liquid containing alginate. Solution dried and converted back to powder. Laboratory testing. A man displays some of the products in which the seaweed chemical is used as a gelling agent or dispersant. Squash, ginger cake, wet animal food, stiches, toothpaste, textile dyes and bubble liquid 1980's

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