About Vishnu Shellac

Vishnu Shellac is an eminent manufacturer and global supplier of Shellac, and Shellac based products. The company was established in 1987, with the objective of producing quality shellac. Our range also includes Handmade Shellac, Machine-made Shellac, Tn Shellac, Dewaxed Bleached Shellac, Waxy Bleached Shellac etc. Our plants are located in districts of Chhattisgarh, about 200 kms away from Raipur.

Trade Names:

  • English - Shellac
  • French - Gomme Laque
  • German - Schellack
  • Spanish - Goma Laca

CAS Number, 9000-59-3
ITC HS Code For LAC & LAC Based



Shellac - handmade (Excluding button lac)


Shellac - machine made (Excluding garnet lac)




Stick lac


Dewaxed & Decolourised lac


Bleached lac


Gasket lac


Button lac


Button lac


Other lac




Aleuritic acid


Shellac wax



Shellac is primarily produced in India & Thailand, and a small quantity come from China and Vietnam. This product is manufactured in the melting filtration process. Nowadays, the Shellac is manufactured in high-quality, de-waxed and de-colored.

Raw Shellac comprises 60% to 80% pure Shellac, 4% to 6% Shellac Wax, and impurities such as wood splinters, moisture and dead insects etc. Seedlac is washed & purified Sticklac, which consists 85% to 90% pure Shellac, 5% to 8% Shellac Wax and 2% to 5% impurities, according to the quality.


  • Jute bags: 25 Kgs or 50 Kgs Nett
  • Paper bags: 25 Kgs Nett
  • Cotton bags: 25 & 50 Kgs Nett
  • Drum: 25 Kgs


  • Wood Treatment (high gloss, mat polishes & primers); Electrics (insulators); Inks, Printing inks and china inks; Cosmetics (shampoo, binder for mascara, film former for hairspray, micro
  • encapsulation of fragrances); Food (fruit-coatings, glazing agent for confectionery &
  • chocolates, parting); Abrasives (binder for grinding wheels); Pharma (tablet coating); Dental; Hat
  • manufacturing (for stiffening); Leather finishes; Pyrotechnics; Coating of seeds; Conditioning for wooden floors; Micro encapsulation of dyestuffs.

Uses of Shellac:
Shellac is used for various purposes, and some are listed below:

  • Coatings for Food & Food Packages.
  • Confectionery and Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • In Dry & Bright Floor Polishes.
  • Dewaxed Bleached Shellac for Food Can Lacquers.
  • In Fruits, Paper Varnishes, Printing Inks & Hair Lacquers.
  • Dewaxed Bleached Shellac Used in Optical Industry.
  • Photographic & Engraving Industry.
  • Munitions and Pyrotechnics.

Shellac Wax:

4% to 6% of the wax is only present in the crude Shellac, and it is acquired as a waste product during the production of spirit lacquer & alcoholic solutions of the Shellac.

Description: Commercial qualities are brown, hard and have excellent shine-creating characteristics, which may be compared with the Carnauba Wax.

Components: Shellac Wax is primarily a blend of esters (60% approx.) and free alcohol (35% approx.). Moreover, a small amount of hydrocarbons, hentriacontanes, penta and laccicacid approx 1 % are contained.

Packing: Paper Bags

Applications: Polishes that usually consist only paraffin and montan wax, provide a high shining surface if a small amount of Shellac Wax is added. Also as a substitute for the Candelilla Wax.

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