SPECS: Machine made
The shellac flake is a natural mixture composed of hydroxycarboxylic acid, sesquiterpene acid and low molecular fatty acid. It is prepared from natural shellac or seedlac by hot melting or dissolving impurities in solvents. Shellac flake contains shellac resin, shellac pigment, shellac wax, sugar and protein.
The seedlac was crushed and washed frequently to remove the bug bodies and a portion of the coloring matter. After drying the washed sticklac, we get the commercial variety of seedlac.
Dewaxed bleached shellac is refined from natural shellac. It has high purity and is mainly used in fruit preservatives and medicine sugar coating and other fields.
Aleuritic Acid is the straight-chain fatty acid part of lac resin. It can be used to synthesize dihydroxyacetone and glucose laurate monoester. And it has good bonding ability to plastics.