Nationwide Supplier of Resins
Reinforced Plastics Lab is a trusted resin supplier. We have a great selection of resins that we proudly distribute to customers around the country. Many of the materials we have on our site can be purchased at great wholesale rates. And since we are a nationwide resin supplier, we offer our customers a great selection of resin products. These resins include epoxy resin, polyester resins, and rubber resin.
What Are Resins?
Resins are a highly common material and can be found as either a solid or a highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin that is usually then converted into polymers. These polymers are typically a mixture of organic compounds. As for resin itself, it is a natural material that plants produce in accordance with an injury. The resin acts as a bandage and protects the plant from invading insects and pathogens. As a trusted resin supplier, we aim to have a great selection of resins to choose from.
Types of Resins
Most plants produce resin that is composed mainly terpenes and derivatives. Terpenes have a strong odor and can protect plants by stopping herbivores due to the smell. The smell also attracts predators and parasites of herbivores. This mechanism allows for plants to avoid consumption by possible animals. There are also fossil resins, like amber, which comes from trees.
There are two different types of resins:
- Plant Resin
- Synthetic Resin
We have both types of resin in stock, because we pride ourselves on being a trusted resin supplier. Read more about these resins below.
Let's start with the plant resins. They are valued for their production of varnishes, adhesives and food glazing agents. They can also synthesize in the creation of other organic compound, which makes them a sought after raw material. The oldest known use of a plant resin is as an adhesive for stone tools. That occurred during the Middle Stone Age in Southern Africa. Hard to argue its value when it has been around for that long.
Hard and transparent resins are also part of the plant resin family. These include resins such as:
These resins are typically used for varnishes and adhesives, whereas softer resins, like turpentine and frankincense, are used for food and incense and therapeutic purposes. Some resins have the capability to flavor certain foods. Plant resins are natural and can be safely used for a variety of applications.
Let's start with synthetic resins. These are resins which are materials that have properties similar to natural plant resins. There are many materials that are produced by the conversion of synthetic resins to solids. There are different classes of this sort of resin. Some can be manufactured by the esterfication of organic compounds. Some are thermosetting plastics. And some are both. The process and hardening of these resins vary and are ultimately the determining factor to how they are classified.
Wholesale Resin Supplier
Call Today For A Free Resin Quote
Reinforced Plastics Lab has years of experience in the industry as a nationwide resin supplier. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you with any questions you may have about resins. Resins have many uses for a variety of industries. Please contact us today to learn more about our selection of resins and learn how they can help your business. The number to call is: 631-249-5490. We will gladly answer and questions or concerns you may have about us being your resin supplier. Request a quote regarding any of the products or materials you are looking to purchase.