East India resin is a dark colored fossil resin of Indonesian origin related to the Dammars. It is an ingredient in dark-colored varnishes, gloss paints, printing inks, and incense. East India resins are the natural tree exudations, which flow through cracks in the bark and roots. Black East India is dark upon application, but rapidly bleaches to a transparent film comparable in color to varnishes made from very light resins. Specific Gravity 1.04. The softening point is 114-125°C. The melting point is 160-164°C. It is soluble in esters, petroleum hydrocarbons and coal tar solvents.