Almaciga Resin

Almaciga Resin

 

Almaciga resin is one of our major forest products exported to other countries. It is widely

known as Manila Copal. Some of its industrial uses include paint glass, varnish, plastic, linoleum, printing ink, and fuel for torch.

 

Almaciga tree grows in almost all mountainous forests, but most particularly in Quezon, Zambales, Palawan, Cagayan, Abra, Kalinga Apayao, Nueva Vizcaya, Samar, Zamboanga and Davao. High export quality products are those that come from Palawan and Quezon.

 

Procedures:

 

1. Almaciga tree with 35.5 cm. diameter can be tapped for resin.

2. The total length of the cut is about 1/3 of the total tree circumference.

Each cut is 30 cm long and 1-12 cm wide with a 30 cm space between each cut.

3. More cuts could be made out of a big trees compared to small ones. A tree with 115-155

cm diameter maya be cut 5-6 times while only one for smaller trees.

4. The quality of resin taken during summer is higher than those taken during season.

5. Resin has a higher quality if it is clean. Cut hardened resin into small pieces, soak in water

for a week, then air dry.

Grind firmly and place in 95% ethyl alcohol to melt. First class quality resin melts in 97% ethyl

alcohol.

6. Almaciga trees grown in lowland produce more resin than those grown in the highlands.

The bark from the lower part of the tree is soft and thick and produce more resin.

 

 

Source:

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4 thoughts on “Almaciga Resin”

  1. Im interested in almaciga resin. Where can I see the actual extraction of the resin? Im staying now in Laguna area. Where in Quezon province do they grow these almaciga trees? How much does it cost?
    Thank you very much. Hoping for your responses.

  2. In San Lorenzo Ruiz Camarines Norte have a thousand trees of almaciga. The community need to supply the resin who want this but as of the community have no market of the product. if interested just call me in my # 09468727573

  3. In San Lorenzo Ruiz Camarines Norte have a thousand trees of almaciga. The community need to supply the resin but as of now the community have no market of the product. if interested just call me in my # 09468727573

  4. Hi! I want to plant almaciga tree, Please help me to know more about almaciga tree, Where can i buy young almaciga tree? How much? How to take care the almaciga, Is the there any seminar or training how to properly grow this tree? I have land a Nakar Quezon which I can use for planting almaciga. Thanks

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