Rosin FAQ

What is Scalding Rosin?

Scalding Rosin is powdered natural rosin used in pig scalding process. Sprinkle the powdered rosin over the hair before pulling the hair our by scrapers. Rosin gives a good grip to the hair so that it can be removed easily. Both the Chinese rosin and Brazilian rosin can be used as the scalding rosin; however, you must grind them as good as you can before use. Adding some hydrated lime to the scalding water also helps to loosen the hair and make it easy to remove. For best results the lime is added to the scalding water from the beginning, but the powdered rosin is sprinkled over the skin before scraping.

Learn more about pig scalding (hog scalding).

What is the solvent for rosin?

Rosin dissolves in high purity alcohols. Methanol or methyl alcohol (wood alcohol) is a commonly used solvent for rosin. If the solvent contains water, it does not easily dissolve rosin. For example rosin does not easily dissolve in 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol).

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Where to Buy Rosin?

Our rosin products are available for sale at For large orders please call in advance and verify the availability, wholesale discounts and shipping options. If you cannot find any product in the online store of your choice, please use the search option of the store or call (973) 405-6248 for further assistance.

All orders will be shipped from our warehouses in the United States (USA). We ship worldwide (Only wholesale quantities) to most countries including Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, France, Netherlands, and many other countries. International buyers must have experience in importing, be familiar with all import regulations, and have a valid tax id.