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SHELLAC AND VARNISH RESINS


SHELLAC
Shellac is made from seedlac by melting and removing the foreign material. The best grades of Indian made orange shellac are made from Kusmi seedlac. Several grades are available ranging from Superior Kusmi, which is the lightest, to T.N. which is the darkest. Bleached shellac is made by dissolving lower grades of orange shellac in water using a base, if dewaxed shellac is desired, it is filtered to remove the wax. The bleaching agent is added to bleach the shellac, it is then precipitated by adding acid, filtered and dried. It is used exactly as orange shellac, but is much lighter in color for use on light woods. Dewaxed shellac when dissolved in alcohol, will give perfectly clear solutions. Dewaxed Extra Light, Dewaxed Golden Orange Shellac and Dewaxed Garnetlac are made by dissolving in alcohol removing the color if necessary with activated charcoal, filtered and the alcohol evaporated to give the shellac. Orange shellac made by this method is of higher quality than that made in India and will not polymerize for several years.

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SEEDLAC
Seedlac is the product of the Lac insect. There are three main grades: Kusmi, Bysaki and Siam. Kusmi is the best grade. It is the lightest in color and contains about 3% foreign matter and about 5% wax. Bysaki it the second lightest and Siam is the darkest. Siam however, contains 2% less wax than Kusmi or Bysaki.

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BALTIC AMBER RESIN
Baltic Amber is the hardest known fossil resin, of great antiquity. The resin must be heated to over 300° C and run in order to make it soluble in oil. The color varies from light yellow to dark red.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION1oz(2)4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1590-BALTIC AMBER RESIN5.4015.0024.9041.60188.90
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BURGUNDY RESIN
This is the resin from Picea Abies. It is a yellowish resin similar to Juniper Gum. It can be used in the production of musical instrument varnishes.

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14-1665-BURGUNDY RESIN10.1028.1046.8078.00
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CHERRY GUM
This is the raw gum from the wild cherry tree (Prunus Avium).

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14-1640-CHERRY GUM3.809.0015.0025.00
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COPAIBA BALSAM
Copaiba Balsam is the oleo-resin obtained from various species of Copaifera in South America; is has the same relation to soft copals as Gum Thus has to colophony. It is a viscous, transparent liquid, dark yellow or brown in color, with a peculiar aromatic odor. It is soluble in absolute alcohol, and consists of an essential oil associated with a free resin acid. It is used as a plasticizer, and is largely employed in the restoration of pictures.

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14-1645-COPAIBA BALSAM7.6021.2035.4058.90
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CANADA BALSAM
This is the oleoresin of Abies Balsamea. The oleoresin when fresh, is a pale yellow with a faint greenish cast. It dries to a clear transparent film which does not exhibit a crystalline appearance. It is used as a plasticizing resin for varnishes.

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14-1650-CANADA BALSAM10.3028.5047.5079.10
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DRAGON'S BLOOD
Use of this resin has almost ceased, due to its general unavailability. The original Dragon's Blood comes from Western Asia and the best still comes from there. It is generally sold in the form of balls, sticks or powdered. It is partially soluble in alcohol and the residue consists of woody plant material and water soluble gums. The alcohol solution is light red and is useful for coloring spirit varnishes.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION1oz(2)4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)
14-1660-DRAGON'S BLOOD 10.2028.2047.0078.40
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ELEMI RESIN
Elemi is a plasticizing resin and can be used to plasticize lacquers and shellac. It is soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons such as toluene and somewhat soluble in alcohol. It is a plastic solid at room temperature with a specific gravity of 1.03.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1670-ELEMI RESIN10.8018.0030.00136.40
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GUM ARABIC
Gum Arabic is also known as Gum acacia. It comes from Acacia Senegal and other species. It is a white powder and is used in making mucilage and for making a ground material for sealing the wood.

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14-1680-GUM ARABIC3.807.6012.6021.0095.50
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GUM BENZOIN
This is an aromatic balsam obtained from Styrax benzoin. The commercial product comes mainly from Siam and Sumatra. Siam benzoin is the finest variety, and is composed almost entirely of benzoic esters. It occurs either in flattened milk white tears or in agglomerations of white masses distributed through an amber-colored, rather translucent matrix. It is brittle, and has a strong, characteristic vanilla like odor. It is readily softened by heat, becoming quite soft at 75° C. and fluid at 100° C. The dust is somewhat irritating to the nose. Sumatra benzoin is rather greyer, and is in the form of an agglomerate mass with white tears distributed through a darker translucent matrix. Its odor is not so agreeable as that of Siam benzoin, and it does not melt so easily. It differs from the Siam product in composition, containing about 30 per cent of cinnamic acid. Benzoin is used chiefly for its fragrant odor. It is readily soluble in alcohol, but sparingly in turpentine and other hydrocarbons. It is used in making spirit varnishes and also for making a spirit glaze for french polishing.

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14-1705-GUM BENZOIN RESIN6.6018.3030.5050.80237.90
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GUM FRANKINCENSE
Gum Frankincense has been known since ancient times. It originates mostly in Egypt and Arabia. It is also known as Olibanum. It contains about 60% alcohol soluble resin and about 20% water soluble gum. It has a characteristic odor and is used to manufacture varnishes.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION1oz(2)4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)
14-1710-GUM FRANKINCENSE3.805.409.0015.00
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GUM GAMBOGE
The main supply of this yellow resin is from Thailand where the trees are tapped and the resin collected in hollow bamboos. When the resin has solidified, the bamboos are cracked open and pipe Gamboge is obtained. The alcohol soluble resin is used to color spirit varnishes and as a ground color for violins.

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14-1720-GUM GAMBOGE14.4040.0066.70111.10
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GUM MASTIC
Mastic is a soft resin in the form of pale yellow tears. It is completely soluble in alcohol and spirits of turpentine. It comes Chios. It is used in spirit varnishes, lacquers and in the artists field. The softening point is about 55° C, melting point about 76° C. and specific gravity is 1.04-1.06.

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14-1730-GUM MASTIC26.6066.30100.50159.10723.40
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GUM MYRRH
Gum Myrrh is a resin known since ancient times. It comes from Arabia. It contains 25-40% alcohol soluble resin and 57-61% of a water soluble gum. It has an aromatic odor and has been used in the manufacture of varnishes.

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14-1740-GUM MYRRH3.804.908.2013.6061.80
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GUM TRAGACANTH
Gum Tragacanth is the dried exudate produced from Astragalus gummifer, which grows particularly in Iran

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION1oz(2)4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)
14-1745-GUM TRAGACANTH12.0029.5049.2082.10
GUM ROSIN
Also known as Colophony. It is the resin that remains after the distillation of gum turpentine spirits. It is graded according to color with WW being the palest. The FF grade is a darker grade. It is used for manufacturing varnishes, driers and pigments. The FF grade can be used to make bow rosin. Our Raw pine gum is collected from Pinus Elliotii and our USA rosin is produced from it also. Our hydrogenated rosin is a more oxidation resistant rosin and is very useful in making Michelman rosinates.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1750-GUM ROSIN WW GRADE5.108.5015.0064.70
14-1755-ROSIN WW GRADE MADE IN USA5.609.3015.5070.50
14-1752-ROSIN FF GRADE5.409.1015.4070.20
14-1756-HYDROGENATED ROSIN5.709.5015.8072.00
14-1640-RAW PINE GUM4.306.0010.00
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KAURI RESIN
Kauri resin comes from New Zealand and is usually brown in color. It has been used extensively to make oil varnishes, but is seldom used now due to unavailability. As it is not very soluble in turpentine in the raw state, it must first be run to make it soluble. Its softening point is 90°C., melting point is 185°C. and a specific gravity of 1.05.

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14-1760-KAURI COPALCurrently out of stock
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LOBA C MANILA COPAL RESIN
Loba C is a good grade being light in color with little insoluble matter. This alcohol soluble resin is used for the same purposes as the above resin. The melting point ranges from 114-130° C. and the specific gravity is 1.06-1.08.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1770-LOBA C MANILA COPAL4.307.1011.8053.50
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MADAGASCAR RESIN
Madagascar Copal comes from the island of Madagascar and is a subfossil resin. It comes from the species Hymenaea verrucosa.
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CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1780-MADAGASCAR COPAL FOSSIL RESIN21.0034.9061.00264.70
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EAST INDIA RESIN
Pale East India is a high melting point damar type resin with adhesion, flexibility and color retention. It is also very tough. It is soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons. It is generally heated to be made soluble in oils for the run at high productions of varnishes. Pale East India's softening point is 109-128°C., m.p. 140-156°C. and specific gravity of 1.04-1.05.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1790-PALE EAST INDIA RESIN4.306.1010.2046.40
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PONTIANAK RESIN
Pontianak resin is similar to the alcohol soluble Manilas but has a higher melting point and is therefore used in more exacting specifications, particularly in the specialty coating and adhesive fields. Pontianak has also been popular in certain types of cooked oil vehicles. The softening point is 99-135° C., m p 136-169° C. and a specific gravity of 1.07-1.08.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1810-PONTIANAK RESIN4.407.4012.4056.20
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PROPOLIS
Propolis is a resin collected from beehives. It can be used to make both spirit and oil varnishes. It varies in color from brown to yellow brown in color and has a characteristic odor. Propolis resin is extracted from raw propolis using ethanol and the alcohol evaporated to give the propolis resin as a brown powder.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION1oz(2)4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1820-PROPOLIS7.2020.0033.3055.50252.30
14-1825-PROPOLIS RESIN15.4042.8071.40119.00
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PURIFIED MANILA COPAL
This purified resin maintains the characteristics of Manila and is recommended for spirit varnishes. It is completely soluble in alcohols and has a melting point of 100-125° C.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1830-PURIFIED MANILA COPAL4.507.5012.5056.80
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SANDARAC RESIN
This is one of the oldest known resins in the artist and coating fields. It is a light yellow resin that comes from Morocco. It is used in spirit varnishes, lacquers and specialty finishes particularly in the artists field. It gives excellent color retention, stability, adhesion, as well as flexibility. The softening point is 100-130°C. the melting point is 135-150°C. and specific gravity is 1.05-1.09.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION1oz(2)4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1600-AUSTRALIAN SANDARAC RESIN6.4017.8029.6052.20224.30
14-1610-#2 NORTH AFRICAN SANDARAC RESIN5.0014.0023.3038.80176.50
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SINGAPORE DAMAR
Damar is soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons and turpentine. It provides unique depth of gloss, superior color and gloss retention, adhesion and flexibility and resistance to greases, cold checking and general all-around varnish resin for cold cuts, blends scuffing. A or cooked oil vehicles. It is compatible with a wide variety of synthetic resins including phenolics, alkyds, rosin, ester gum, waxes, ethyl and nitrocellulose and others. The softening point is 67-75° C., melting point 99-115° C. and a specific gravity of 1.04-1.06.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1840-SINGAPORE DAMAR4.808.0013.3060.20
14-1841-SINGAPORE DAMAR POWDER4.305.707.7034.90
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SILVER FIR
This is the raw resin of the European Silver Fir (Abies Alba).

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)
14-1847-SILVER FIR GUM13.7027.8051.70
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SPRUCE GUM
This is the raw resin of the Norway Spruce (Picea Excelsa).

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)
14-1842-SPRUCE GUM13.7027.8051.70
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STRASBOURG TURPENTINE
This is the pure resin of the Silver Fir. It is a plasticizing resin for spirit and oil varnishes. It is very thick and viscous like honey and varies in color from golden yellow to brown. It can be heated with other resins and combined with linseed oil and turpentine to make an oil varnish.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)
14-1843-STRASBOURG TURPENTINE50.4083.90139.90
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LARCH TURPENTINE
This is the pure resin of the European Larch Tree. It is a plasticizing resin for spirit and oil varnishes. It is very thick and viscous like honey and is a golden yellow color. It can be heated with other resins and combined with linseed oil and turpentine to make an oil varnish.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1845-LARCH TURPENTINE26.8044.7074.60339.00
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AGED TURPENTINE
Aged turpentine is made according to the method of William M. Fulton. It is made by bubbling air through pure gum turpentine in the presence of manganese naphthanate acting as catalyst in sunlight for 10-15 days. The solution has been filtered to remove the insoluble catalyst. It is a light straw color and can be further oxidized to make polymerized turpentine or can be used as is to dilute oil varnishes.

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70-4585-AGED TURPENTINE4.407.3012.2020.3033.80
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THICKENED TURPENTINE
Thicked turpentine is made using the method of William M. Fulton. After filtering the catalyst from the aged turpentine it is further oxidized by exposing it to sunlight and bubbling air through it for an additional 20-30 days.The material is now very thick and reddish yellow in color. For the complete process see the following link: www.scavm.com/Fulton.htm

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70-4586-THICKENED TURPENTINE7.8013.0021.6036.1060.10
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VENETIAN TURPENTINE
Venice turpentine is the resin of the European Larch tree that has been mixed with gum rosin and turpentine spirits to make it less expensive. It is a plasticizing resin for use in both spirit and oil varnishes. It is very thick and viscous like honey and is a golden yellow color. It can be heated with other resins and combined with linseed oil and turpentine to make an oil varnish.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1850-VENETIAN TURPENTINE12.2020.4033.90154.20
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YACCA RESIN
It is also known as Red Gum and Gum Accroides. It is soluble in alcohol. This resin is inclined to be brittle and not always soluble according to usual rules. The resin does not run in the molten state, but is heat reactive and at elevated temperatures, sets and becomes completely insoluble. Yacca is highly resistant to oils and has excellent insulation qualities. The attractive red color has not been bleached or removed from and is recommended as a dye for lacquers and the resin spirit varnishes. The softening point is about 75° C., melting point is 110-128° C. The specific gravity is 1.34.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(3)8oz(4)1lb(5)5lb(6)
14-1860-YACCA RESIN7.9013.2022.10100.30
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CEDARWOOD OIL
Cedarwood oil is a volatile oil with a characteristic odor and light yellow color. It can be used in varnish making.

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15-1930-CEDARWOOD OIL3.8010.5017.4029.00132.00
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PINE OIL
Pine oil is derived from the resin of pine trees. It is sililar to Gum Turpentine but it has a higher boiling point. It is very useful for dissolving resins.

CAT. NO.DESCRIPTION4oz(2)8oz(3)1pt(4)1 qt(5)
70-4565-PINE OIL7.2012.0020.0033.40
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LEMON OIL
Lemon oil is obtained from the peels of lemons and is used in making polishes for furniture.

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15-1940-PURE LEMON OIL 5.1014.1023.5039.20
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SIBERIAN FIR NEEDLE OIL
An clear colorless oil with an odor of pine.

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15-1970-SIBERIAN FIR NEEDLE OIL10.8030.0049.9083.20
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OIL OF ROSEMARY AND SPIKE LAVENDER
These are both essential oils distilled from the plants and are used for the production of oil varnishes and spirit varnishes.

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15-1950-OIL OF ROSEMARY6.0016.6027.7046.10209.70
15-1980-OIL OF SPIKE LAVENDER9.3025.5042.5071.90326.80
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