Linseed oil

Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil or flax oil, is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). The oil is obtained by pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction. Linseed oil is a drying oil, meaning it can polymerize into a solid form. Owing to its polymer-forming properties, linseed oil can be used on its own or blended with combinations of other oils, resins or solvents as an impregnator, drying oil finish or varnish in wood finishing, as a pigment binder in oil paints, as a plasticizer and hardener in putty, and in the manufacture of linoleum.

Derived from: Flax seed (Linum usitatissimum)
Main growing areas: CIS countries, Canada, China, USA



Main applications:
Corrossion protection, paints, pigment pastes, printing inks, resins, wood protection


  • Crude linseed oil
  • Refined linseed oil
  • Refined linseed oil winterized
  • Double boiled linseed oil
  • Blown linseed oil (different viscosities)
  • Linseed oil stand oil (different viscosities)

Technical specifications

Material data safety sheets

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