Once the process of resination is finished, we go to the distillation of the resin to get our two main products, colophony, which is a natural amber resin and is composed of a mixture of resin acids; and turpentine, which is a volatile and colorless liquid and is mainly composed of a mixture of terpene hydrocarbons, mostly alpha and beta-pinene.
It has more numerous applications. It is collected from Pinus pinaster and Pinus nigra species. The harvest lasts all year. It only takes advantage of trees that are 40 centimeters in diameter.
Currently, the main pines that produce turpentine are: Sea pine (Pinus pinaster), Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), Masson pine (Pinus massoniana), Sumatra pine (Pinus merkusii), Southern pine (Pinus palustris), Pine taeda (Pinus taeda), Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Caribbean pine (Pinus Caribaea).
The distillation of turpentine obtained from California pines such as ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and real pine (Pinus sabiniana) results in a type of turpentine that is almost pure heptane.
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As you can see the pine resin is of vital importance for our day to day. And without the products extracted from this process, we would not know the paper, the chewing gum, the solder of tin, the painting, the printed paper and even the white smoke that indicates that there is a new elected Pope, as we know it today in day.
- PAINTS, VARNISHES
- PRINTS OF PRINTING
- CHEWING GUMS
- BEAUTY CREAMS
- DEPILATORY WAXES
- ROAD SIGNS
- SYNTHETIC RUBBER
- PAPER TAILS
- SYNTHETIC RESINS
- SYNTHETIC CANPHOR
- FOOD INDUSTRY
- PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY