Resins are part of the natural or synthetic organic compound.
The natural resins are typically fusible and flammable organic substances that are transparent or translucent and are yellowish to brown in colour. They are formed in plant secretions and are soluble in various organic liquids but not in water.
Plant resins are valued for the production of varnishes, adhesives and food glazing agents. They are also prized as raw materials for the synthesis of other organic compounds and provide constituents of incense and perfume.
The synthetic resins comprise a large class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins but are different chemically.
Many materials are produced via the conversion of synthetic resins to solids.
The most common synthetic resins will be Acrylic, Epoxy and Polyurethane.
Application and use of resins:
As example the water-based liquid resins and synthetic resins are used to produce inks, topcoats and primers for numerous industries, including graphic arts, architectural, engineering, electronics, automotive and military.
Water-based liquid resins are a key ingredient in specialty coatings, inks and paints. These resins can be formulated into a durable coating that provides the characteristics and performance attributes of the finished surface.