Minerals, Metals, and Other Materials

Natural Substances

What is rosin?

Rosin is the resin produced after the distillation of turpentine, obtained from several varieties of pine trees, especially the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and the slash pine (Pinus caribaea). Rosin has many industrial uses, including the preparation of inks, adhesives, paints, sealants, and chemicals. Rosin is also used by athletes and musicians to make smooth surfaces less slippery.


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