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 throughout the world, including North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. These pieces are designed to be used to making 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 making reusable food wraps.
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].
Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosins (E445) is used for printing on personalized and/or promotional hard-coated confectionery products.
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 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