Resin

Resin in the most specific use of the term is a hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees. Resins are valued for their chemical properties and associated uses, such as the production of varnishes, adhesives and food glazing agents. They are also prized as an important source of raw materials for organic synthesis, and as constituents of incense and perfume. Plant resins have a very long history that was documented in ancient Greece by Theophrastus, in ancient Rome by Pliny the Elder, and especially in the resins known as frankincense and myrrh, prized in ancient Egypt. These were highly prized substances, and required as incense in some religious rites. Amber is a hard fossilized resin from ancient trees.

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Resin - Uses
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... themselves are made of glass or resin ... Parameter Resin Glass Trade name SIR-Spheres Therapheres Manufacturer and location Sirtex Medical, Lane Cover, Australia MDS Nordion, Kanata, Canada Diameter 20-60 µm 20-30 µm ...
Scheugenpflug - Development
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Synthetic Resin
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