Products March 2022: Thorvaldsson Ruby rosins

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A traditional recipe receives a colourful makeover

’When I make a new rosin, I know the quality will be good,’ says rosin maker Alexandre Thorvaldsson, ‘but I wanted to change the aesthetic. Our green Jade rosin always did very well because of its aesthetic; that’s what people want. And I had always wanted to make a red rosin because it would be pretty.’ Thorvaldsson’s new Ruby product has a near-identical recipe to the 30-year-old Jade rosin, but with a different type of French beeswax. The ingredients are all natural and sourced from Europe, including resin from maritime pines in Portugal where a consistently mild climate interferes minimally with resin quality throughout the year. ‘I am proud of the Ruby’s precise balance between grip and minimal dust,’ continues Thorvaldsson. ‘I’m also happy about its colour, which was difficult to make with only natural materials, but we got there.’…

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