Resin - What is resin?
Definition of RESIN:
A term that can refer to both the naturally occurring substances that are exuded by some trees and plants (copals, dammars, mastic, sandarac etc) and insects (shellacs), as well as a range of synthetic materials (including polymers), which are usually thick liquids that harden into transparent solids. Resins are popular substances because they have a number of useful properties such as durability, strength, and adhesive qualities.
In labelling, resins can be used in inks (to improve the gloss, durability, and tack of the ink), in adhesives (to improve the tack), or in varnishes, lacquers, and coatings (to create decorative and/or protective coatings).Go Back to Glossary