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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mastiha in use. Tip 5: Industry

As mastiha is partially dissoluble in alcohol and fully dissoluble in ether, terpentine and other organic solvents, it is widely used in industry. Mastiha oil is used as a perfume but also as a perfume stabilizer. In textile and cotton industry it is used as a colour stabilizer for textile starching, especially for silk. In tanning industry, in elastics and plastics industry, in the production of colours, glues and glutinous substances, in camphor production and in colour printing, mastiha is used as a colour stabilizer. It is also used for making high grade varnishes, such as airplane, musical instruments, furniture varnishes, etc. as well as Spanish (sealing) wax.

Commercial Direction of CMGA