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    <p>Rosin is a solid resin derived from the oleo-resin (crude turpentine) exuded by various species of pine tree. Rosin is extracted by heating the oleo-resin to vaporise the essential oils (spirit of turpentine), or through a naphtha solvent process. Rosin is mainly produced in Portugal and Brazil but Indonesia, northern Vietnam, southern China, the US, Mexico and France are also producers.</p> <p>Rosin is sold as a semi-transparent solid ranging in colour from yellow to black and has a faint odour of pine. The commercial grades range from A (the darkest) to K (yellow red), M (yellow brown) and N (deep yellow), through to superior WG ("Window Glass", yellow) and WW ("Water White", slight yellow) sold here by Grandi Liutai Italiani. Rosin is brittle and easily crumbled at room temperature, but melts at around 100-120 °C and is highly flammable. Rosin dissolves in alcohol, benzene, chloroform and ether. It is also soluble in spirit of turpentine and turpentine substitute.</p>
    045.106
    Clear Portuguese Rosin Flakes - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Clear Portuguese Rosin...

    €1.80

    Rosin is a solid resin derived from the oleo-resin (crude turpentine) exuded by various species of pine tree.

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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Elemi resin is a pale-yellow substance with a honey-like consistency. Elemi resin is used by luthiers in alcohol-based varnishes as its oily component gives the varnish better flexibility, adhesion, brilliance and plasticity.</span></p> <p></p>
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    Elemi Gum - 150 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Elemi Gum - 150 g

    €3.39 -30% €4.84
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Amber Colophony is prepared by exposing Amber to a short-term temperature which occurs in vacuum, coupled with the simultaneous separation of the gaseous and liquid elimination products, results in the formation of a particularly high-quality rosin which is free from extraneous substances and is particularly suitable for the production of oil varnishes. </span><span lang="it" xml:lang="it">The reaction takes place at 300-450 Celsius.</span></p> <p></p>
    045.103
    Amber Colophony - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Amber Colophony - 100 g

    €10.57
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Shellac is the purified, processed crude Seedlac.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Dewaxed Ruby Shellac is very rare and hard to find.<span>  </span>It produces a stunning deep reddish mahogany looking tone on most lighter woods.<span>  </span>It is highly desirable for preparation of modern varnishes and antique restorations.<span>  </span>It is a very popular shade for a warm looking general finish on light to medium woods.<span>  </span>It will produce one of the most beautiful finishes in violinmaking. Our Ruby shellac is also dewaxed.<span>  </span>This provides the advantage of being fully compatible with most of other natural resins. It has a wonderful clarity and depth of shine.</span></p> <p></p>
    045.101
    Shellac Ruby Wax-free - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Shellac Ruby Wax-free...

    €4.67
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Sandracca is a natural resin obtained from the Juniperus comunis shrub.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">It is a shellac-like resin, but much clearer, and is used as a final varnish for lacquered furniture or as a varnish additive.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">With this resin we obtain a film of high gloss and hardness and good adhesion.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Sandracca can also be used in some varnishes as a substitute for shellac due to the need to have a finish that does not alter the colour of the wood, especially light ones.</span></p> <p></p>
    045.095
    Sandarac - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Sandarac - 100 g

    €5.90
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Grandi Liutai Italiani carries the finest quality of Platinum shellac available and guarantee its as the best quality on the market.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Shellac is the purified, processed crude Seedlac.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Dewaxed Platinum Shellac Flakes has very little colour.<span>  </span>It is primarily used as a clear coat in order to reveal the natural colour of the wood. It allows the natural colour to show through. </span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">It has a wonderful clarity and depth of shine.<span>  </span>It will produce one of the most beautiful finishes in violinmaking. Platinum is one of the most popular colours for bringing out the natural colour of exotic hardwoods.<span>  </span>Platinum Shellac gives the wood a little amber colour and is the 1st lightest colour available on the market.</span></p> <p></p>
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    Shellac Platinum Bleached and Wax-free Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Shellac Platinum...

    €4.84
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Shellac is the purified, processed crude Seedlac.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Garnet is the most popular colour of the Wax Free shellacs and helps luthiers produce a warm and colourful looking varnish. It has a wonderful clarity and depth of shine.</span></p> <p></p>
    045.104
    Shellac Garnet Wax-free - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Shellac Garnet...

    €4.02
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    045.099
    Venetian Turpentine - 50 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Venetian Turpentine -...

    €4.84
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    045.107
    Gum Arabic Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Gum Arabic

    €3.20
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Shellac is the purified, processed crude Seedlac.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">TN Shellac of the highest quality stands out for its very fine impalpable flakes that make it extremely soluble and easy to combine with other resins, even cold dissolved. </span></p> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">The TN is the preferred by luthiers for its low price and for the excellent qualities in the preparation of spirit varnishes and French polish.</span></p> <p></p>
    045.102
    Shellac TN - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Shellac TN - 100 g

    €3.20
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    045.091
    Manila Copal - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Manila Copal - 100 g

    €2.62
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb">Shellac is a resinous secretion of the lac insect and it is the only commercially used natural resin of animal origin. After the crude lac is gathered from the tree, it is crushed and graded and the largest particles are called "Seedlac". This set of small selected natural “golden gems” is simply cold washed to eliminate dust and wood residues and to keep intact the characteristics of the native resin such as the colour and the waxy component. This resin has been recently rediscovered by luthiers who want to give their alcohol varnishes rich and warm shades and at the same time soften their recipes.</span></p> <p></p>
    045.105
    Golden Kushmi Seedlac - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Natural Resins

    Golden Kushmi Seedlac...

    €4.84