Lacquer tree native to China, introduced to Japan, Korea in 7th century, spread into Europe in 1874. The lacquer tree’s distribution in about latitude 21°~42°,longitude 90°~127°in China,the vertical distribution is generally between 100 to 2500 meters above sea level, the most from 400 to 2000 meters.
Natural Chinese lacquer, also known as big lacquer, rustic lacquer, Chinese lacquer, it is a natural resin paint, is one of Chinese specialty since ancient time, cut the bark of sumac, a milky white sticky emulsion outflow from the phloem, the Chinese lacquer made by the traditional process.
The use of natural lacquer is an outstanding creation of Chinese people, because of the natural lacquer film performance, that has been widely used since ancient time, especially for high-end wood furniture production., China is the world fist discovered the use of raw lacquer countries, as early as 7,000 years ago , the Chinese were already using natrural lacquer finishing wood products.
After natural lacquer finishing, the articles not only with unique oriental style, but also superior adhesion, unfading, non-oxidizable,antacid, antalkali, waterproof and fireproofing etc. so the Chinese lacquer also called “the king of the paint”.
In the past thousand years, in the developing process of the finishing technology, the coating mainly is the natural lacquer, tung oil, natural pigment and other substances, in the human history of the development of the coating is known as “natural film-forming material period”.