FreeShip- Pine Rosin, Light Color- (Contact shop to request actual ship cost for multi items)

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Note: We don't sell the powdered form of this but you can turn small amounts like we sell into a powder by getting a few 4 mil (or thicker) zip lock bags. It is very brittle and breaks up pretty easily. Put about 100 grams in a bag on a solid surface and hit the chunks through the bag with a rubber or wood mallet (or very smooth metal hammer- smooth so you don't put little holes in the bag prematurely). Depending on how fine you want the powder, you will need to change bags 2 or 3 times.

This pine rosin is suitable to use in the popular "food wraps" phenomenon going on these days. The description below was written before food wraps became well known.

This is a refined rosin (sometimes called "colophony") with a translucent light color and high quality. It's is a naturally occuring resin from pine trees which has had impurities removed.
It's a very versatile material with many uses. You've heard of "rosining up the bow"? Pine rosin is (or was) what was referred to. If you rub some of it on a wire or string or any surface, it makes it tackier and easier to hold onto. It finds uses that involve rubbing some on your fingers. Rock climbers keep a bag of powdered rosin attached to their belts. It greatly increases their grip so they can hold more weight on very small handholds while climbing. I use it if I'm reading a book or magazine. I use my fingers a lot in my work and my fingerprints are worn smooth. This allows me to turn the pages easily. I like to have in chunk form rather than powder because you can just hold a chunk and rub it onto whatever you want to make tacky. Note that when dry it doesn't make a surface "sticky" or gooey, it just imparts a dry, "grippy" feel. It also doesn't change the appearance of a surface very much, you're just applying a thin coating.
It can also be melted and added to other materials. Other applications are in hand made soap, candles, incense, varnish, beauty supplies, health remedies, soldering flux.
The Wiki article is here (with some quotes):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosin
"Rosin, also called colophony or Greek pitch.....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 is semi-transparent and varies in color from yellow to black. At room temperature rosin is brittle, but it melts at stove-top temperature. It chiefly consists of various resin acids, especially abietic acid. The term "colophony" comes from colophonia resina, Latin for "resin from Colophon," an ancient Ionic city"
The article lists some of rosin's properties:
"Rosin is brittle and friable, with a faint piny odor. It is typically a glassy solid, though some rosins will form crystals, especially when brought into solution. The practical melting point varies with different specimens, some being semi-fluid at the temperature of boiling water, others melting at 100 °C to 120 °C. It is very flammable, burning with a smoky flame, so care should be taken when melting it. It is soluble in alcohol, ether, benzene and chloroform. Rosin consists mainly of abietic acid, and combines with caustic alkalis to form salts (rosinates or pinates) that are known as rosin soaps. In addition to its extensive use in soap making, rosin is largely employed in making varnishes (including fine violin varnishes), sealing wax and various adhesives. It is also used for preparing shoemakers' wax, for pitching lager beer casks, and numerous minor purposes.
Prolonged exposure to rosin fumes released during soldering can cause occupational asthma (formerly called colophony disease in this context) in sensitive individuals, although it is not known which component of the fumes causes the problem.
The type of rosin used with bowed string instruments is determined by the diameter of the strings. Generally this means that the larger the instrument is, the softer the rosin should be. For instance, double bass rosin is generally soft enough to be pliable with slow movements. A cake of bass rosin left in a single position for several months will show evidence of flow, especially in warmer weather.
Prolonged exposure to rosin, by handling rosin-coated products, for example, laser printer or photocopying paper, can give rise to a form of industrial contact dermatitis."
The article lists a lot of uses:
"Rosin is an ingredient in printing inks, photocopying and laser printing paper, varnishes, adhesives (glues), soap, paper sizing, soda, soldering fluxes, and sealing wax.
Rosin can be used as a glazing agent in medicines and chewing gum. It is denoted by E number E915. A related glycerol ester (E445) can be used as an emulsifier in soft drinks. In pharmaceuticals, rosin forms an ingredient in several plasters and ointments.
In industry, rosin is a flux used in soldering. The lead-tin solder commonly used in electronics has about 1% rosin as a flux core helping the molten metal flow and making a better connection by reducing the refractory solid oxide layer formed at the surface back to metal. It is frequently seen as the burnt or clear residue around new soldering.
A mixture of pitch and rosin is used to make a surface against which glass is polished when making optical components such as lenses.
Rosin is added in small quantities to traditional linseed oil/sand gap fillers, used in building work.
When mixed with waxes and oils, rosin is the main ingredient of mystic smoke, a gum which, when rubbed and suddenly stretched, appears to produce puffs of smoke from the fingertips."
Uses based on the friction increasing properties of rosin include:
"Players of bowed string instruments rub cakes or blocks of rosin on their bow hair so it can grip the strings and make them speak, or vibrate clearly. Extra substances such as beeswax, gold, silver, tin, or meteoric iron are sometimes added to the rosin to modify its stiction/friction properties, and (arguably) the tone it produces. Powdered rosin can be applied to new hair, for example with a felt pad or cloth, to reduce the time taken in getting sufficient rosin onto the hair. Rosin is often applied to the bow before playing the instrument. Lighter rosin is generally preferred for violins and violas, and in high-humidity climates, while darker rosins are preferred for cellos, and for players in cool, dry areas.There are also specific, distinguishing types for basses.
Violin rosin can be applied to the bridges in other musical instruments, such as the banjo and banjolele, in order to prevent the bridge from moving during vigorous playing.
Ballet, flamenco, and Irish dancers are known to rub the tips and heels of their shoes in powdered rosin to reduce slippage on clean wooden dance floors or competition/performance stages. It was at one time used in the same way in fencing and is still used as such by boxers.
Gymnasts and team handball players use it to improve grip. Rock climbers have used it in some locations, but it fouls the rock, so usage is now highly discouraged.
Olympic weightlifters rub the soles of their weightlifting boots in rosin to improve traction on the platform.
It is applied onto the starting line of drag racing courses used to improve traction.
Bull riders rub rosin on their rope and glove for additional grip.
Baseball pitchers and ten-pin bowlers may use a small cloth bag of powdered rosin for better ball control.
Rosin can be applied to the hands in aerial acrobatics such as aerial silks and pole dancing to increase grip."
Here are some uses not based on friction:
"Fine art uses rosin for tempera emulsions and as painting-medium component for oil paintings. It is soluble in oil of turpentine and turpentine substitute, and needs to be warmed.
In a printmaking technique, aquatint rosin is used on the etching plate in order to create surfaces in gray tones.
In archery, when a new bowstring is being made or waxed for maintenance purposes, rosin may be present in the wax mixture. This provides an amount of tackiness to the string to hold its constituent strands together and reduce wear and fraying.[citation needed.
Dog groomers use powdered rosin to aid in removal of excess hair from deep in the ear canal.
Some brands of fly paper use a solution of rosin and rubber as the adhesive.
Rosin is sometimes used as an ingredient in dubbing wax used in fly tying.
Rosin is used hot to de-encapsulate epoxy integrated circuits.
Rosin can be mixed with beeswax and a small amount of linseed oil to affix reeds to reed blocks in accordions.
Rosin and its derivatives also exhibit wide ranging pharmaceutical applications. Rosin derivatives show excellent film forming and coating properties. They are also used for tablet film and enteric coating purpose. Rosins have also been used to formulate microcapsules and nanoparticles.
Glycerol, sorbitol, and mannitol esters of rosin are used as chewing gum bases for medicinal applications. The degradation and biocompatibility of rosin and rosin-based biomaterials has been examined in vitro and in vivo.-
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I'm sorry, but at this time we do not ship internationally.

If you would like a smaller or larger quantity of a raw material, click the "Request a custom order" button and tell us how much you would like. Or just contact us and let us know what you'd like. We'll get back to you ASAP.

This problem usually occurs with multiple items. Where possible, we're converting to calculated shipping. We originally didn't provide it because we sell so many dissimilar items (size, weight, etc), that it would not be possible to do it accurately. If your shipping cost is high, you can do one of the following: If you see "Request a Custom Order", "Contact", or "Ask a Question" on an item's page, you may use it to request a reserved listing. You may copy and paste a list of the items in your cart, send a screen shot of your items, or simply favorite them, and request a "reserved" or "custom" order. Or you may do nothing. We will see your multiple items & will always refund excess shipping charges before shipping your items.

If you have a technical question about an item we've listed, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy helping people out with a material or a process. We give anecdotal information in our listings if we have any. If you disagree with it or think we're being inaccurate or misleading please let us know that, too. If there are discrepancies in any of our listings let us know, we make mistakes like everybody and we'd like to be set straight and get those mistakes corrected.



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    (14)
    It got here in a timely manner and the resin was PERFECT! I have made dozens of beeswax wraps with it since :]
    3 days ago by Kelsey Swalwell
    Jul 4, 2018 by Jackie Cakes
    Jun 20, 2018 by Misty
    Super fast delivery, and very helpful with a shipping mess up (on my part!) exactly what I ordered and needed. Thank you!
    Jun 2, 2018 by Arielle Chilcote-Barnard
    Very happy with purchase. Have saved this in favorites.
    Apr 26, 2018 by Eric Hahn

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