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Castor Oil’s application range is very wide-the glamorous uses such as lipsticks and cosmetics to the areas of national security involving engineering plastics, jet engine lubricants and polymers for electronics and telecommunications.

Castor is a versatile, renewable resource having vast and varied applications. Castor oil and its derivatives are used in  lubricants, lubricating and  heavy duty automotive greases, jet engine lubricants, surfactants, surface coatings, telecom industry, engineering, plastics, medicine and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, rubber and leather industry, chemicals, nylons, paper, printing inks, soaps, polishes, paints and varnishes etc.
The company offers the following products
-- Commercial grade -- Refined B.S.S grade
-- First special grade -- Extra special grade
-- Pale pressed grade -- Extra pale pressed

Castor oil is obtained by pressing the seeds, followed by solvent extraction of the pressed cake.  Castor Oil is one of the world’s most useful and economically important natural plant oils. India supplies 70% of the world’s requirements of castor oil. This oil is unique among vegetable oils and its uniqueness is derived from the presence of a hydroxyl fatty acid known as ricinoleic acid  (12- hydroxyl-cis-9-octadecenoic acid) which constitute around 90% of the total fatty acids of the oil. Castor Oil is also distinguished from other vegetable oils by its high specific gravity, thickness and hydroxyl value.
India is the largest exporter of Castor Oil. A major part of the castor oil produced in this country is exported and the value addition takes place in the importing countries. Castor oil is used either in its crude form, or in the refined hydrogenated form. Typically, 65% of it is processed. About 28% is refined, 12% is hydrogenated, 20% is dehydrated, and the balance 5% is processed to manufacture other derivatives.

The major derivatives of Castor oil used in various  industries are –hydrogenated castor oil (HCO), Dehydrated castor oil (DCO), 12 Hydro stearic acid(12 HSA), Sebacic acid,  Recyclonic acid, Undecylenic acid, Heptaldehyde, Glycerin, Nylon 6, Nylon 11 etc. These are all highly value added products.