Colophony

Our Products
Colophony is the non-volatile part of the pine resin, solid at room temperature and yellowish.
It consists of resin acids, mostly abietic acid and it is one of the most important natural raw materials in the chemical industry.


To ensure customers’ satisfaction, we carry out all the tests that guarantee the requirements and quality of the product, such as colour evaluation, acidity index, softening point, crystallization, among others.
Technical data
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Product Forms

Flakes - Crushed - Block

 


Packages of 25 kg:
Paper bags, raffia bags and card boxes

Packages of 250 kg:
Drums made of galvanized steel


 
Items Method Specifications
Acidity level (mg KOH. g - 1) NP 238 [164 - 176]
Softening temperature (ºC) NP 236 [75 - 84]
Gardner colour (50% in toluene)
Classification
ASTM D 6166
NP 99
[4,0 - 9,0]
[2A - N]
Saponification index (mg KOH. g - 1) NP 3454 [161 - 180]
Volatile oils (%) NP 101 ≤ 2,5
Ash Content (525 ºC) (%) NP 3452 < 0,2
Solubility Solubility Soluble in aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters and ketones. Partially soluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons.
 
Uses
Rubber and Tires
Depilatory waxes
Paints
Pharmaceutical industry; excipients
Glues and adhesives
Cosmetics
Varnishes
Food industry