Maleic resin

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A Polyester resin that is used as a lacquer coating, usually in mixtures with Cellulose nitrate resins. Maleic resin is made from the combination of Rosin or other natural resins with Maleic anhydride in a Glycerol solution. They dry quickly to form nonyellowing films.

Resources and Citations

  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Guy Weismantel, Paint Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1981