CASE Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers

Refined Castor Oils

Vertellus supplies an unsurpassed variety of castor oil grades. Application choice is dictated by acid value, moisture level, color and purity.

Castor oil is a triglyceride of fatty acids.  Approximately 90% of the fatty acid content is ricinoleic acid which is an 18-carbon acid having a double bond in the 9-10 position and a hydroxyl group on the 12th carbon. Its remarkably constant composition, hydroxyl functionality and unsaturation make it uniquely versatile as a naturally occurring compound.  

Castor oil is a renewable, sustainable natural oil polyol for urethane reactions as well as a starting point for a variety of derivative chemistries.