In technical applications, Shellac (Natural and Biodegradable) is primarily used for its moisture barrier properties and for its gloss finish. Shellac has good surface adhesion and is a thermo plastic.

In paper coating (6.4 GSM), the water vapour transmission rate is less than 20 g/m2.d and the Cobb values are less than 1 g/m2. For detailed results, please Contact Us.

Shellac can be used as an aqueous shellac solution (SWANLAC ASL 10) or can be dissolved in alcohol. Visit our Products page to know more about different Shellac products.

Some of the applications with Shellac:

Binders for printing inks- Food grade, flexographic, lithographic, waterproof and coloured ink

Stiffening of hats

Dielectric Materials in Organic Field-Effect Transistors

Adhesion improvement applications

Sacrificial layer for recyclable and repulpable materials

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Shellac is a versatile natural material with a number of applications. Shellac also includes a wide range of products so it is very important to identify the correct grade for your application. Our expert team have the knowledge and experience to identify the right solution for your needs. If you have any questions, or would like more information about our products and services, get in touch today.