Chemicals - Gum Rosin






240 Kg Drum

Grade Standard

Gum Rosin WW Grade

General Description

Gum rosin is a natural resin derived from pine trees. It is obtained through a process called tapping, where the bark of living pine trees is cut to release the resinous sap. The sap is then collected and processed to produce gum rosin.

Gum rosin is typically in the form of brittle, transparent to translucent, amber-colored solid chunks or flakes. It has a distinctive pine-like scent and is composed mainly of resin acids, which are a mixture of organic compounds.


1. Adhesives and Sealants:

Gum rosin is a key ingredient in the formulation of adhesives and sealants. It provides tackiness and improves the adhesive properties of the products, enabling them to bond different materials together.

2. Coatings and Paints:

Gum rosin is utilized in the production of varnishes, lacquers, and paints. It acts as a film-forming agent and enhances the adhesion, gloss, and durability of the coatings.

3. Printing Inks:

Gum rosin is incorporated into printing inks, especially those used in flexographic and lithographic printing. It helps in improving the ink’s viscosity, adhesion, and drying characteristics.



Variable Unit Test Result Experiment Method Standard
Color-Gardner method # 6.0 LICO Standard 6.0 – 6.7
Softening point °C 79 Ring and Ball ≥ 79
Insoluble impurities % 0.01 SNI 7636 : 2011 ≤ 0.02
Ash content % 0.01 SNI 7636 : 2011 ≤ 0.02
Volatile Content % 1.17 SNI 7636 : 2011 ≤ 2
Acid value mg KOH/g 184.29 SNI 7636 : 2011 160 – 190
Saponification value mg KOH/g 195 SNI 7636 : 2011 170 – 220
Iodine value # 17 SNI 7636 : 2011 5 – 25

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