What Is Raw Lacquer
Raw lacquer, is also named national lacquer or natural lacquer in China, which is an ivory or yellow liquid coating and artificially reaped from the lacquer trees. Raw lacquer can resistant acid, alkali, rust, moisture, radiation, high temperature, corrosion, etc. It has very extensive use, and is so called "the king of coating". Raw lacquer is used widely to paint arts &crafts, solid wooden furniture and building. The surface of the paint is clean, shining and durable; beautiful deep color shows unique oriental style. In industry, raw lacquer is an indispensable coating of cable, electric wires with paint to the ship, and it is also a widely used anti-corrosion coating and anti-rust coating in petroleum, chemical, and metallurgy industry.
Raw lacquer is a famous Chinese native product and traditional export. As early as the Han dynasty, lacquer and paint technology has spread to North Korea and Japan. According to experts, we have a long history in lacquer tree planting. The lacquer ware originated from more than 4,000 years ago. At present, lacquer trees distribute in many areas such as Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Gansu province and Henan province, etc. Yunnan has been an important area of producing a big part of raw lacquer for a long time. It exported raw lacquer in the past, now mainly supply home. However, it is far from enough for the various domestic needs.
The main ingredients of raw lacquer include 60-80% urushiol, 10% laccase and other, 3-6% rubber, and 10-30% moisture. In addition, there are some other small organisms. If raw lacquer mixes with different pigments (such as gold powder, silver powder, cinnabar, titanium white, etc.), multicolor paint comes out.
Raw lacquer used in wooden furniture or woodware for thousands of years. It contributes beautiful appearance, good wearability and environmental friendly to the traditional Chinese furniture.
Raw Lacquer Used in Classical Chinese Furniture
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