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Countless Industries Use Gum Rosin Gum rosin is used for many purposes in many industries, ranging from additives to paints and adhesives, to thickeners in cement and mortar, to a hair removal agent used by spas and salons, to a frame preservative in beekeeping, and many other applications. Among its many uses, rosin is part of the tools of the trade in the musical field, for the treatment of the bows of stringed instruments like violins, violas, cellos, and basses. Rosin is one of the main components in the beauty salon world, for Brazilian wax that is used for hair removal. In a variety of athletic endeavors from archery to boxing, and from gymnastics to dancing, baseball, fencing, as well as drag racing, rosin is used in various forms to add tackiness, stick, or increase grip. All those who have felt the sap that sometimes naturally runs down a pine tree knows that it is very sticky, and it is this quality which gives rosin its useful tackiness in many situations. Individuals have found endless uses for the rosin that is processed from the natural products of pine trees, whether it's in various industries or the arts, athletics or styling salons. The stickiness of rosin increases the gripping qualities to the hands, feet, or even car tires of various athletes and drag racers. Often used in a powdered form like the type that is preferred by gymnasts on their hands to improve friction and grip, or used on the soles of the shoes for dancers on smooth wooden floors or boxers in the ring, rosin increases friction. Baseball pitchers and bowlers utilize a small bag filled with powdered rosin to increase their control of the ball by adding a slight amount of tackiness that the rosin naturally provides. What Exactly Is Gum Rosin? Several types of resin are derived from specific types of pine trees, and this type of rosin starts with the sap that is drained from the tree while the tree is still alive. It'll have a faint odor of pine after the fresh thick natural resin is treated with heat and separates its more volatile elements, known as terpene, from the resin. The resulting product is semi-opaque and ranges in color from yellow to brown to black, depending on the grade. Rosin is going to be brittle at room temperature when purchased in a solid form, but it will melt quite easily at temperatures below the boiling point of water. It is not soluble in water, but is soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether, and benzene. Rosin will require some care when melting it because it is highly flammable, and it will burn with a very smoky flame. The Types And Grades The scale in which gum rosin is measured will be based typically on its color that can range due to factors like the age of the tree from which it has been collected, the heat level that it's processed at and the amount of impurities. The colors will vary from an almost pitch black, to browns and yellows, to an almost completely clear, glassy substance. They often use letters to indicate the commercial grades of rosin, with A being the darkest type all the way to N, which is very pale. You'll find varieties at the further end of the scale, called W, which is commonly known as window glass, or WW called water white, which is higher in value and will cost a couple of times more than the common opaque varieties. Different grades and kinds of rosin have various uses, depending on the needs of the industry that uses it, and can be purchased in bulk quantities from importers and suppliers of rosin products.

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Countless Industries Use Gum Rosin BFB Enterprises offers gum rosin products brought by the best importers, and of the ultimate caliber. For additional details on BFB Enterprises, pay a visit to their website at www.bfbenterprises.com.

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Countless Industries Use Gum Rosin  

BFB Enterprises offers gum rosin products brought by the best importers, and of the ultimate caliber. For additional details on BFB Enterpri...

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