Gum Rosin is obtained by distillation of crude pine gum resin tapped from live pine trees. It can also be obtained from the Kraft paper making process (Tall Oil Rosin) and solvent extracted from pine tree stumps (Wood Rosin). It consists mostly of a varying mixture of rosin acids depending on the species of pine, location and weather, the principle rosin acid being abietic acid. It is a brittle solid at room temperature. It is used widely in many different industries often due to its natural tackiness as follows; adhesives, coatings, raw material for resin manufacture, rubber, cosmetics, paper size, varnishes, polish and soaps to name a few.

We offer a large range of Gum Rosins from many producing regions with differing characteristics, packaging and forms as well as Tall Oil Rosin and Wood Rosin.

Rosin can be chemically modified through reaction in order to give specific characteristics and capabilities depending on end use requirements

– Dimerised Rosin
– Polymerised Rosin
– Hydrogenated Rosin
– Non Crystallising Rosins
– Glycerol Esters
– Pentaerythritol Esters
– Maleic Resins
– Metal Resinates
– Rosin Acid and Modified Rosin Dispersions
– Liquid Rosin in Solvents 

Gum Turpentine is the light fraction obtained by distillation of crude pine gum resin, it can also be obtained from the Kraft paper production process (Sulphate Turpentine) and by solvent extraction from tree stumps (Wood Turpentine). Turpentine contains varying amounts of terpenes according to tree species, primarily the monoterpenes Alpha- and Beta-Pinene and some Carene, Camphene, Limonene, etc. It is used as a natural solvent and as a raw material for production of a wide range of fragrance and flavouring chemicals and other terpene products such as Pine Oil, Dipentene, Terpineol, Terpinolene, Myrcene etc.

We can offer Turpentine from all regions and pine species with varying characteristics as required.

Terpenes are a class of natural products unsaturated hydrocarbons that are produced predominantly by plants, in particular pine but can also be obtained from other sources such as citrus fruit. Uses range from general natural solvents to cleaning, flavours & fragrances, crop treatment products, terpene resins for adhesives, as well as many other uses

– Alpha Pinene
– Beta Pinene
– Delta 3 Carene
– Pine Oil
– Dipentene
– Terpineol
– Terpinolene
– Myrcene
– Camphor
– Camphene

These are products obtained from paper pulp manufacture using the Kraft paper process:

– Tall Oil Rosin
– Tall Oil Fatty Acids TOFA
– Distilled Tall Oil DTO
– Tall Oil Pitch
– Sulphate Turpentine CST