This is one of the oldest known resins in the artist and coating fields. It is a light yellow resin that comes from Morocco and Australia. It is used in spirit varnishes, lacquers and specialty finishes particularly in the artists field. It gives excellent color retention, stability, adhesion, as well as flexibility. The softening point is 100-130°C. the melting point is 135-150°C. and specific gravity is 1.05-1.09.