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Why the question of the titled topic is so important? Gum rosin, tall oil rosin and hydrocarbon resin are three essential raw materials which are used world-wide by the chemical industry for a big number of applications. Therefore this question is debated by producers as well as by consumers. Both sides – supply and demand – have a vital interest on long-term availability of good quality products at low cost and assuring a sufficient margin for all participants.

The analysis shall show where future opportunities and threats may occur, as all rosin types are complementary and competing raw materials at the same time.

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