Gum Mastic


    Mastic is the dried resinous exudate obtained from stems and branches of Pistacia lentiscus L. var. Latifolius Coss.

    AppearanceSmall light yellow to greenish - Yellow, non uniform, spherical or pyriform, clear or opaque, hard glassy fragments.
    Directions of useTooth cements and laquers, chewing gum


    IdentificationPasses test A & B (TLC)
    WaterMax 10.0 mL/kg
    Max 0.5 %
    Max 10.0 mL/kg
    Foreign MatterMax 2.0 %
    Acid Value50 to 70
    StorageStore under dark, cool and dry conditions
    Packaging10Kg net cartons
    Shelf life3 years if storage conditions observed

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Wed 13 April 2011 (525)

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