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Hydrogenated Castor Oil




Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a hard, brittle, vegetable wax. It is produced by the hydrogenation of pure castor oil, in the presence of a nickel catalyst. It is odorless and insoluble in water. It is mainly used for coatings and greases where resistance to moisture, oils and other petrochemical products is required. HCO is available as flakes or powder which melts to a clear transparent liquid. It is a non-toxic, non-hazardous material.

 

Applications :

  • In manufacturing of lubricants
  • As thixotropic agent in Paints
  • As a binding agent in manufacture of waxes
  • As a thickening agent in manufacture of grease.
  • As a processing agent in textile industries.
  • Used in paper coating for food packaging
  • In manufacture of Soaps and Cosmetics.
  • In Manufacture of Candles


Specifications

Analytical Parameters

 Unit

Characteristics

Appearance                                                                

 Visual

White Flakes

Colour in Gardener Scale       

 

Max 3

Acid value                          

 mg KOH / g

Max 3

Iodine value, max.

 g/100g

Max 3

Sap value                           

 mg KOH / g

177 – 185

Hydroxyl Value

 

Min 155

Slip Melting Point

oC

84 – 88

Clarity on melting

 

Clear, free from suspended matter