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What other names is Shellac known by?

Goma Laca, Gomme-Laque, Gommelaque, Gomme Laque, Lac, Lacca, Laccifer lacca.

What is Shellac?

Shellac is made by the insect Laccifer lacca. It is used in dentistry to make dentures and other dental products, and in pharmaceutical manufacturing as a tablet coating and for other uses.

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