The reaction of colophony and its derivates with phenolic resins creates binders which are mainly used in printing inks and lacquers. Modifications with high mineral oil tolerance and high tack are used in Offset Inks.
They improve gloss, resistances and hardness. Therefore they are also used in oil cookings (varnishes), alkyd lacquers and special applications like security inks.
Bremapal resins also show very good (pigment) wetting properties. Some can also be solved in water after neutralisation.