WAXES / RESINS
Balsam gum (colophony) light
This is a material that has been known for a long time, and has been used since the days of ancient Egypt and Rome. It is mainly found in several varieties of pine trees. During the further processing steps, the resin is extracted by distilling it from balsam turpentine oil. Balsam resin can be utilized in a wide variety of ways: as a binding agent for lacquer, in order to increase the adhesiveness of wax mixtures, to improve the static friction in bows for string instruments, in natural paints, and for sealing wax.