Category: Sustainability

The History of Pine Chemicals

Did you know pine chemicals were the original biochemical? Records of the 4th and 2nd Century B.C show resin was used for waterproofing and caulking the vessels, sometime later it became known as naval stores, a term which persisted for centuries. In the 18th century as chemists learned of the endless applications for this product […]
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Closing The Loop. Utilising Low Value Wood

Harvesting stumps Pine tree stumps are considered a low value wood, too resinous and cumbersome to process for many traditional uses of wood such as building material or paper. However these stumps, are perfect for Leaf Resources, the high resin content makes them ideal for extracting natural pine chemicals such as rosin and turpentine. Using […]
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