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Castor Oil

India is the predominant producer of the castor crop, with over 80% of the crop grown in India alone. India holds an almost monopoly position in the export of castor oil, accounting for almost 90% of all castor oil exports. Castor oil is a vegetable oil pressed from castor beans. The name probably comes from its use as a replacement for castoreum. Castor oil is a colourless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct taste and odor. Castor oil, produced from castor beans, has long been considered to be of important commercial value primarily for the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, and coatings, among others. The steps that are involved in the manufacturing of castor oil include: Sowing; Cultivation; Harvesting; Seed dehulling; Oil extraction; Filtration; Oil Refining; Production of castor oil and derivatives.

APPLICATIONS OF CASTOR OIL IN VARIOUS SECTOR:

Agriculture Food Textile Chemicals Paper
Organic Fertilisers
  • Surfactants
  • Viscosity Reducing Additives
  • Flavourings
  • Food Packaging
  • Textile Finishing Materials
  • Dyeing Aids
  • Nylon, Synthetic Fibers & Resins
  • Synthetic Detergents
  • Surfactants, Pigment Wetting Agents
  • Flypapers
  • Defoamer
  • Water Proofing Additive

Plastics & Rubber Cosmetics & Perfumeries Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Polyamide 11 (Nylon 11) Plastic Films
  • Adhesives
  • Synthetic Resins
  • Plasticizers
  • Coupling Agents Polyols
  • Perfumery Products
  • Lipsticks
  • Hair Tonics
  • Shampoos
  • Polishes
  • Emulsifiers
  • Deodorants Textile Finishing Materials
  • Polymers for Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Polyurethanes
  • Insulation Materials

Paints, Inks & Additives Lubricants Pharmaceuticals
  • Inks
  • Plasticizer for Coatings
  • Varnishes
  • Lacquers
  • Paint Strippers
  • Adhesive Removers
  • Wetting & Dispersing Additives
  • Finishing Materials
  • Lubricating Grease
  • Aircraft Lubricants
  • Jet Engine Lubricants
  • Racing Car Lubricants
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Heavy Duty Automotive Greases
  • Fuel Additives
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Antihelmintic
  • Antidandruff
  • Cathartic
  • Emollient
  • Emulsifiers
  • Encapsulants
  • Expectorant Laxatives & Purgative Surfactants

Specifications

Description Specific Range
  • Refractive Index
  • Moisture & Volatile Matter
  • Insoluble Impurities
  • Free Fatty Acid
  • Acid Value
  • Iodine Value (By Wiss, gI 2 / 100g)
  • Acetyl Value
  • Saponification Value (mgKoH/gm)
  • Unsaponification Matter
  • Hydroxyl Value
  • Relative Density 15/15.5 DC
  • Viscosity Gardner- Holdt
  • Color on Lovibond
  • Appearance
  • Odor
  • Ricinoleic Acid Content
  • : 1.477 — 1.481
  • : 0.25 Percent Max
  • : 0.02 percent Max
  • : 1 percent Max
  • : 2.00 Max
  • : 82-90 Percent
  • : 140 Min
  • : 177 – 187
  • : 1.00% Max
  • : 160 - 168
  • : 0.958 – 0.969
  • : U-V
  • : 20 Yellow, 2.0 Red Max
  • : Pale Yellow, Viscous, Clear Liquid
  • : Slight, Characteristic
  • : 85 Percent Min