packing house pitch

packing house pitch

[′pak·iŋ ‚hau̇s ‚pich]
(materials)
Dark-brown to black by-product residue from manufacturing soap and candle stock or from refining vegetable oils, refuse, or wool grease; soluble in naphtha and carbon disulfide; used to make paints, varnishes, and tar paper, and in marine caulking and waterproofing. Also known as fatty-acid pitch.
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