Gum Rosin

Rosin, also called colophony or Greek pitch (Latin: pix græca), is a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly conifers, produced by heating fresh liquid resin to vaporize the volatile liquid terpene components. ... It chiefly consists of various resin acids, especially abietic acid.

Description

Rosin, also called colophony or Greek pitch (Latin: pix græca), is a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly conifers, produced by heating fresh liquid resin to vaporize the volatile liquid terpene components. … It chiefly consists of various resin acids, especially abietic acid.

Features

Optical Components

A mixture of pitch and rosin is used to make a surface against which glass is polished when making optical components such as lenses.

Capacity

Rosin is extensively used for its friction-increasing capacity in several fields

Quantities

Rosin is added in small quantities to traditional linseed oil/sand gap fillers, used in building work.