Resin is likely the second resource that players will come across when starting a new game in Astroneer. A bright yellow resource that looks a bit like plastic tubes bunched together. The resource will spawn in a similar way to compound. You will see large amounts of it above the surface and when you dig below, you will find various amounts.
Where To Find Resin
Resin can be found by exploring the surface of the planet. You will likely find large amounts of it all over the place. It is also quite common to find below the surface and much easier to spot due to the yellow colour. Once you find some, keep digging into the soil or rock behind it to find an increasing amount. Some deposits can yield an incredibly large amount of this resource.
|Soil Centrifuge||2 Full Soil Canisters||8 Resin|
|Trade Platform||1 Scrap||2 Resin|
What Planets Contain Resin?
Resin can be found across all planets in Astroneer in varying quantities. The table below will list the different planets of the game and give you the rarity of the resource on each one.
What is Resin Used For?
Resin is used for a lot of early game structures and items. You will find it is used as much as compound is and it is found as often on the starting planet. The table below will contain a full list of all structures and items that can be crafted using just this resource or a combination of others.
|Creation Method||Input||Output Item/Structure|
|Backpack Printer||1 Resin||Canister|
|1 Resin||Oxygen Filters|
|Small Printer||2 Resin||Medium Storage|
|1 Resin||Medium Platform A|
|2 Resin||Medium Platform B|
|1 Resin||Medium Platform C|
|Medium Printer||2 Resin||Large Platform A|
|3 Resin||Large Platform B|
|2 Resin, 1 Compound||Smelting Furnace|
|1 Resin, 2 Compound||Research Chamber|
|Chemistry Lab||1 Resin, 1 Organic||Rubber|
|1 Resin, 1 Methane, 1 Quartz||Silicone|
What Does Resin Look Like
Resin looks like a bunch of yellow plastic tubes sticking out of the soil. They are very distinct and unique looking which is sure to attract the attention of any newcomer to the game. Resin is very common on the starting planet and is relatively common on all other planets as it is a core resource for almost everything you can craft in Astroneer.