Varnish - Polish - Non-Edible Coatings

A wide variety of Shellac, waxes, gums and resins are used as non-edible coatings. In general, resins are used in the Wood Treatment industry as ingredients in varnishes and lacquers, while waxes are used in the Wood Treatment, Leather and Other Industries as polishes. Some gums are used in varnishes and lacquers, while others are used as sizing (a protective filler or glaze) to coat textiles or paper.

Product

Type

Examples of Use

Accroides

Resins

Used as a constituent of lacquers, varnishes, stains and floor polish.

Agar Agar

Gums

Used as sizing for fabrics and paper to improve their absorption and wear characteristics.

Aleuritic Acid

Shellac

Used in the preparation of lacquers and varnishes.

Beeswax

Waxes

Used as an air- and water-proof sealant and is a component of sealing wax and furniture and floor polishes.

Brasifen

Resins

Used in the manufacture of varnish and lacquers.

Candelilla

Waxes

Used in the manufacture of varnish and polish.

Carnauba

Waxes

Used in furniture and floor waxes, lacquers and polishes.

Copal

Resins

Used in varnish, lacquers and other wood coatings and finishes, particularly those containing Shellac.

Damar

Resins

Used in lacquers and varnish.

Dragon's Blood

Resins

Used in varnishes and lacquers, particularly for furniture and stringed instruments such as violins.

Earth Wax/ Ozokerite

Waxes

Used in shoe and leather polish.

Elemi

Resins

Used in lacquers and varnishes.

Ghatti

Gums

Used in lacquers, varnishes and oil-based coatings.

Guar

Gums

Used as sizing for textiles and paper.

Gum Arabic

Gums

Used as an ingredient in shoe polish and for textiles.

Mastic

Resins

Used in varnishes and lacquers.

Microcrystalline

Waxes

Used in wood polish.

Paraffin Wax

Waxes

Used for coating cloth and leather goods.

Rosin

Resins

Used in varnishes, lacquers and sealing wax.

Sandarac

Resins

Used to make varnish by melting it and mixing with natural oils, such as linseed oil.

Shellac

Shellac

Used in varnishes, paints and other coatings, as well as being used to French Polish wood to a high-gloss finish.

Tragacanth

Gums

Used for vegetable-tanned leather as a burnishing compound and as a fabric stiffener.

 

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