Hydrogenated Castor Oil - HCO

The castor oil plant, Ricinus communis L., is a species of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The plant grows as an annual in temperate climates and survives for up to four years in tropical climates, reaching a height of over 10 m. The castor beans/seeds are found in the large terminal panicle-like inflorescences. Cold pressing, hot pressing, extraction and refining enables castor oil to be obtained from the oil seed at a rate of almost 50 % of the total weight, in varying qualities. The main component of the oil (more than 80 %) is triglyceride ricinoleic acid. It is non-drying, highly polar and soluble in ethanol.

Preserving entire hydroxyl group based on a catalytic hydrogenation to the double bond between C9 and C10 atoms hydrogenated castor oil / castor wax is generated showing a precise melting point at 86°C.

Various grades: