Natural products

Natural resins and waxes are products that are gaining notoriety day by day.
Indeed, new, more natural and eco-responsible solutions are emerging in order to replace synthetic and petroleum-based compounds as much as possible.
Natural waxes and resins are also on the front of the stage thanks to their many properties.

Waxes, for example, are used in different fields:
- Healthy for the elaboration of ointments and balms
- In cosmetics for creams and masks
- In the field of fittings and particularly the treatment of wooden furniture.
- In the field of textiles thanks to their waterproofing properties
- Or in agriculture

In parallel, there is a great diversity of resins and gums with various compositions: Resin acids, oxygenated aromatic units, fatty chains, polysaccharides... This structural richness allows their use in the manufacture of many products such as varnishes, glues. They are also used in the production of food products as additives and texturizers.
On numerous occasions, the Polymex team has had the task of identifying these natural compounds in finished products in order to confirm their presence or absence.
Determine whether the proportion by crosslinking in a two-component epoxy adhesive




A distributor in the food industry wanted to check that its cling film was indeed made of pine rosin and beeswax. After having analyzed the product in Py/GCMS, the results were meticulously compared with the library created by the laboratory team allowing the recognition of the pyrolitic fragments specific to pine rosin and beeswax.

Thanks to this analysis, our team was able to reassure the distributor about the composition of its cling film and confirm the natural origin of the product.
The Polymex laboratory identifies resins and waxes using its Py/GCMS and its complete library, perfected during its 25 years of experience!
Do you want to identify resins, waxes and rosins and need a reliable laboratory? Contact the Polymex laboratory!


Some examples of waxes and resins analyzed by the polymex laboratory:

Wax :

  • Carnauba wax [8015-86-9]
  • Soy wax [8016-70-4]
  • Candelilla wax [8006-44-8]
  • Yellow beeswax [8012-89-3]

Resins:

  • Pine rosin [8050-09-7]
  • Shellac ammonium
  • Elemi
  • Myrrh [9000-45-7]
  • Olibanum [8050-07-5]
  • Sandarac Resin [9000-57-1]
  • Manila copal [9000-14-0]
  • Guar gum [9000-30-0]
  • Xanthan gum [11138-66-2]
  • sandragon gum
  • orange shellac
  • Dammar gum [9000-16-2]
  • shellac shellac [9000-59-3]
  • Arabic gum [9000-01-5]

Other natural products:

  • Fish glue or isinglass [91053-28-0]
  • rabbit skin glue
  • Linseed oil [8001-26-1]
  • Rapeseed oil [8002-13-9]
  • Castor oil [8001-79-4]
  • Coconut oil [8001-31-8]
  • Olive oil [8001-25-0]
  • Chinese wood oil (tung) [8001-20-5]
  • Cow's milk [8049-98-7]
  • Chitosan [9012-76-4]
  • Starch [9005-84-9]

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