wood rosin

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A resin obtained as a residue in the distillation of crude turpentine from the sap of pine trees (gum rosin) or from an extract of the stumps and other parts of them (wood rosin).
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The business, the world's only supplier of wood rosin, generated revenues of approximately USD85m in fiscal year 2009.
The Rosin and Terpenes business produces specialty derivatives for adhesives and food and beverage applications and is the world's only producer of pale wood rosin.
Although the first quarter of last year was a strong quarter, the shortfalls are primarily due to ongoing competitive pricing pressures in both paper size and wet-strength resins and the poor, but improving, availability of stump wood for the pale wood rosin business.