Uses Of Rosin

Paint driers. (Resinates of lead, manganese, cobalt and other metals,

Japan driers.) Axle grease.

Waterproofing compounds (insoluble rosin soaps). Emulsifiable oils. (Lubricants for high speed tool work.) Leather dressings and shoe polishes. Enamels used in ceramics (resinates of heavy metals).

Manufacture of certain varnishes and lacquers. Manufacture of plastic compositions, including:

Sealing waxes. Cores for foundry work. Rubber substitutes. Shoemaker's wax. Briquettes and fire kindlers. Artificial wood.

Composition for pattern making. Papier-mache. Brewers' pitch. Roofing cement. Grafting wax for trees. Cheap linoleum and oilcloth. In shoe bottom fillers. Lutes.

Pharmaceutical purposes, including:




Internal remedies (veterinary). Disinfecting compounds.

Making roofing materials. Adulteration of ceresin. and paraffin waxes. Adulteration of beeswax and "artificial beeswax." Adulteration of shellac and certain resins. Manufacture of Venice turpentine substitute. Flux for soldering and tin plating. Dusting molds in foundries. In dry batteries and electrical insulation (wiring). . Constituent of wood stains. In belting grease.

On leather belts to prevent slipping (use inadvisable). On violin bows.

For setting bristles in hair brushes. Constituent of insect powders. For the manufacture of "artificial copal." In steel hardening.

Constituent for enamel for brick walls.

Coating for match splints.

Constituent for some floor waxes and polishes.

In wax tapers.

Hardening tallow candles.

In stamping powders.

Sizing for wood-pulp wall-board.

In waterproofing compositions for paper, card board and fabrics.

Paper hangers' size.

Making imitation Burgundy pitch.

Manufacture of munitions (filling vacant space in shrapnel).

Manufacture of sticky fly-paper.

Constituent of sweeping compounds.

Waterproofing wooden fence posts.

In mixtures to protect trees from climbing insects.

Constituent of printing inks.

For caulking ships.

In sulphite-waste utilization (Trippe process). In the manufacture of condensation products. As a raw material for producing certain chemicals (benzene derivatives).

In the manufacture of carborundum and calcium carbide (using sawdust and refuse wood chips with residues from the manufacture of turpentine and rosin).

In destructive distillation to produce:

Rosin oil and rosin oil products used in:


Lubricants (oils and axle grease).

Printing inks.

Adulterating linseed oil.

Brewers' pitch.


Rubber substitutes.

Funnel paints for yachts.

Flotation concentration of ore.

Mixtures to protect trees from climbing insects.

Shingle stains.

Waterproofing textiles and cordage.

Manufacture of lamp black for lithographic purposes.

Soap making,

Leather dressings and shoe polishes. Sweeping compounds. Adulterating olive oil and castor oil.

Rosin spirits used in:

Illuminants. Turpentine substitutes. Cheap varnishes.

Acetic acid used for making:

Acetate of lime (source of acetone). Acetate of iron (mordant and mineral dye). Acetate of alumina (waterproofing cloth).

Pitch used for:

Cobblers' wax.

Preserving cordage and nets.

Roofing felts and waterproofing papers.

Bituminous paints.

Binder in briquettes.

Caulking ships.

Cements, lutes.

Electrical insulations (dry batteries, wiring, etc.).

Plastics for pattern making.

Grafting wax for trees.

Paving materials.

Steel hardening compositions.

Waterproof masonry.

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