Shellac Flakes (Lemon) - Technical Grade - Various Sizes

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$5
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10g
Description
CAS Number: 9000-59-3
EINECS Number: 232-549-9

Shellac is a natural resin refined from Lac, the secretion of the tiny red Lac insect, Kerria lacca, which is parasitic on certain host trees in India.

Wax-Containing Shellac is refined from Seedlac using the Heat Melting process, which does not remove the naturally occurring wax contained in the Lac. It is usually machine-made and is extracted from the Seedlac by melting it using steam heat and then squeezing the molten Lac through a fine metal filter using hydraulic presses. The molten Lac is then stretched by stainless steel rollers into a long thin film before being broken into flakes once cooled.

Wax-Containing Shellac is sold in flake form and typically contains around 5% wax. It is soluble in alcohol and aqueous alkaline solutions. The colour of Wax-Containing Shellac depends on the type of Seedlac used, which relates to the Lac insect strain and the host tree from which it extracts the sap. Wax-Containing Shellac is available in a variety of grades that are categorised by colour.

Wax-Containing Shellac has a milky appearance when prepared in alcohol or aqueous alkaline solutions, but dries to a clear finish when applied as a surface coating. Compared to Dewaxed Shellac, it is more viscous and requires fewer applications when used as a coating since it builds up more quickly on porous surfaces. Wax-Containing Shellac is mainly used by industrial users for technical applications.
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Paula Rix
Shellac flakes

As described. Dispatched very quickly but Royal Mail delivery took a week.

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John Lavender
Great Service During Pandemic

Great Service and a keen price. Will return for next batch of shellac in future.

Thank you for the great feedback John, it's great to hear back from happy customers, we really appreciate your kind words.