Sensory and pyhtochemical composition
The raw material Elemi gum is a malleable, whitish to bright yellow gum mass. It has a pleasant citrus and fennel-like smell.
Elemi gum contains essential oils. The Elemi oil contains a higher part of essential oils than the Elemi gum. Limonene is the main component of these essential oils and responsible for the pleasant smell of the gum.
Traditional and industrial applications of Elemi Gum
The essential oils are the reason for the use of Elemi gum as a therapeutic compound in ancient European cultures. Nowadays, Elemi is used as Olibanum substitute in incent and as raw material in the production of high end oil varnishes, soaps and paints. Further, Elemi gum is used in the fragrance industry.
Willy Benecke and Elemi Gum
Willy Benecke has a long standing history as supplier of the raw material Elemi Gum. We purchase our gum from different suppliers, to ensure that the demands of our customers are met, to ensure highest quality at all times and to guarantee short delivery times.
We offer Elemi Gum for the following industrial applications:
- As raw material in the fragrance industry
- As incent