Pine resin is the harvested tree sap of a pine tree. Pine trees belong to the Pinus genus and the Pinaceae family and are abundant worldwide, including in North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. These pieces are designed to be used to make your own beeswax wraps to ensure that it remains sticky and supple—Food Grade. We have taken the time to crush all the large chunks of resin to make it easier to melt in with your beeswax when you’re making reusable food wraps. This product is used in many industries for many purposes, so you can surely take advantage of having a couple of bags around.
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Why Yellowell Pine Rosin
Rosin is a constituent of varnishes, lacquers, sealing wax, glue, adhesives and fillers. In the Printing industry, Rosin is an ingredient in printing inks and is used on etching plates. In the Paper industry, Rosin is used in paper sizing, particularly paper for photocopying and laser printing
Pine Resin is one of the ingredients used to make food wraps. It is known as Pine Rosin / Resin / Colophony. Pine rosin isn’t soluble in water so it helps to prevent the accidental removal of the wax coating when washing as well as raising the melting point of the formula so it won’t simply slide off in hot weather.
Food Industry: In the USA, Rosin of color grade K or paler (e.g., WW grade) “may be safely used as the food-contact surface of articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food…” [FDA CFR 21 175.300].
Confectionery Industry: Pine Rosin is used for printing on personalized and/or promotional hard-coated confectionery products.
Pharmaceutical Industry: Rosin and its derivatives are used as glazing agents for medicines, enteric coatings, and films for tablets and capsules. Rosin is also an ingredient in adhesive plasters, emollients, and ointments (e.g., creams for treating nappy rash, hemorrhoids, blisters, cold sores, and warts).
Wood Treatment Industry: Rosin is a constituent of varnishes, lacquers, sealing wax, glue, adhesives, and fillers.
Printing & Packaging Industry: In the Printing industry, Rosin is an ingredient in/for printing inks and is used on etching plates. In the Paper industry, Rosin is used in paper sizing, particularly paper for photocopying and laser printing.
Sport & Leisure Industry: Dancers, boxers, weightlifters, and fencers rub Rosin Powder into their shoes to improve traction and reduce slip.