A petroleum gum rosin used as an adhesive blended with opaque paraffin wax in batik designing. A synthetic rosin unlike natural damar tree rosin.
Traditional knife craftsmen use as adhesive to fix blade to wood handles by filling the tang hole with powder damar and inserting the heated knife tang. Set hard when cool and waterproof too.
Acid resist in metal etching. Preparation of printing plate for etching by coating damar powder on to a heated plate.
Rosin cast in blocks are use to dress voilin drawstrings.
Note: Packing in 1kg are in lump and powder form as break bulk from large 220kg drums. Over time it will compressed into one block. Colors vary from light brown to dark.