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Forum topic by Clint Searl posted 11-29-2012 01:12 AM 980 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2012 01:12 AM

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 01:56 AM



Lac dye is used in dying of wool and silk, soft drink formulation, pill coating, confectionary and
chocolate coating.

That is without a doubt the most information I’ve ever read on the subject of lac.

It is a major industry, but then again it would have to be, for the amount of lac it takes to refine the quantities of Shellac used worldwide annually and that is just one of the many products with a lac dirivitive.

An amazing account of lac.

Thanks for sharing.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 01:05 PM

Very much info. Thnx fer posting this link

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 12:51 AM

Thanks for the link! I have always loved working with shellac. Gotta keep those little bugs workin’! I expect one day we’ll find PETA will be marching nekked demanding we stop killing those little bugs. (Yes nekked. Naked is when you ain’t got no clothes on. Nekked is when you ain’t got no clothes on and you’re up to somethin’!)


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