What Is Shellac Made from?


Shellac is made from raw seed lac and ethyl alcohol. It is produced by small red insects that feed on certain trees known as lac trees. These trees are commonly found in India and Thailand. The life cycle of these insects is only six months, in which they eat, propagate and finally secrete the resin they ate from the tree to produce shellac.
1 Additional Answer
Shellac is used as a wood finish and a high gloss varnish; it is made from two ingredients which are raw seed lac and ethyl alcohol. Shellac is shipped in dry or flaked form and is re-moisturised with a solvent such as denatured alcohol.
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