Oleo Pine Resin is a natural mixture of oil, carboxylic acid and oxygenated product of terpene derived from Pine tree. These resins are in liquid gummy form in early stage, but it hardens with time and treatment. The resins compounds are classified in differently depending on its chemical composition and its application. Resins produced from pine are known as naval storage. Oleo Pine Resins are soluble in alcohol but not in water and their colour vary from clear to dark brown. Resin tapping has various social and economic benefits. The quality of resin depends on several factors like species of pine trees, locality and environmental factor, tapping of trees, tree morphology, side of stem (more resin secreted from south than north of stem), soil, nature of forest etc.
Oleo Pine Resins derive from pine trees (Pine Mercusii). Resins are obtained by the tapping of living pine trees. Collections of the resins is a labour intensive operation similar to rubber-tapping.
Oleo pine resins are used as food glazing agents.
Gum Rosin Manufacturing
Oleo pine resins is used as raw material to get gum rosin which has variety of applications in paint and varnish, adhesive, soap, paper and as an intermediate for organic compounds and modified resins.
Oleo pine resins are easily soluble in alcohols and other solvents and they have high refractive index which makes them glossy. Therefore, oleo pine resins or their derivatives are major component in paint industry.
Oleo resins such as copaiba is used to treat stomach cancer and ulcer. It is used for therapeutic purpose and incense.
Turpentine Oil Manufacturing
It is used as a raw material to get turpentine oils which are used in perfume, camphor, cosmetics and varnish industry.