Castor oil

Castor oil is a vegetable oil pressed from castor beans. Castor oil is a colourless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct taste and odor. It is not a drying oil, meaning that it has a low reactivity with air compared to oils such as linseed oil and tung oil.

Derived from: Castor beans (Ricinus communis)
Main growing areas: India, China, Brazil



Main applications:
Adhesives, coatings, corrossion protection, cosmetics, lubricants, paints, pharmaceuticals, pigment pastes, plasticizers, polyurethanes, printing inks, resins, wood protection


  • Castor oil First Special Grade
  • Castor oil low water content
  • Castor oil low acid number
  • Castor oil pale pressed
  • Castor oil pharma grade
  • Blown castor oil (different viscosities)
  • Dehydrated castor oil
  • Dehydrated castor oil stand oil
  • Dehydrated castor oil fatty acid
  • Hydrogenated castor oil
  • 12-Hydroxy stearic acid

Technical specifications

Material data safety sheets

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