Specialty Oleo Derivatives

Biosynthetic Technologies manufactures a wide range of oleo derivatives. These oleo derivatives comply with highest standards of quality in the market today. Our oleo derivatives are sustainable, biodegradable and renewable. These derivatives are used in a wide array of applications ranging from heavy duty hydraulic fluids, to cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications. Biosynthetic Technologies offers a comprehensive oleo derivatives that carry certifications for US (EPA), Canada (CEPA), and Europe (REACH).

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Ricinoleic Acid

Ricinoleic acid is an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid and a hydroxy acid. It is a major component of the seed oil obtained from mature Castor plant. Ricinoleic Acid can be used as a thickener for silicon grease, as a rubber activator/accelerator and in the manufacture of certain personal care products, among other applications. This product can be used as a sustainable alternative to other emollients and thickeners. 12-hydroxy stearic acid is entirely vegetable-based, and not tested on animals at any part of the manufacturing process. Its GMO-free, and contains no peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, grains, dairy, eggs, fish or gluten. It also contains no residual solvents and is REACH registered for use in the European Union. 12-hydroxystearic acid is nonreactive, nonflammable and not an explosive hazard.  The hydroxyl functionality of RA makes the castor oil a natural polyol providing oxidative stability to the oil, and a relatively high shelf life compared to other oils by preventing peroxide formation. The presence of the hydroxyl group in RA and RA derivatives provides a functional group location for performing a variety of chemical reactions including halogenation, dehydration, alkoxylation, and esterification. As a result, this unique functionality allows the castor oil to be used in industrial applications such as paints, coatings, inks, and lubricants.

Oleo Derivatives

In addition to Biocea™ additives, Biosynthetic Technologies currently offers several castor derived high-performance fluids that are renewable and sustainable. These castor derived products perform exceptionally well in a variety of functions, and often represent formulation improvements that offer greater product uniformity and cost savings.

Our extensive bio-based oleo product line is specifically formulated to match formulator needs and to provide solutions to the distinct challenges formulators face. Biosynthetic Technologies offers the following castor derivatives:

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High Oleic Soybean

We are currently working with the United Soybean Board (USB) and several strategic industry partners to develop new line of passenger car motor oil formulations that meet or exceed ILSAC GF-6 / API SP industry standards for protection, performance and fuel economy. The Biosynthetic full synthetic motor oil formulation will deliver engine protection that comes with a premium, full synthetic motor oil. This formulation contains Biosynthetic Technologies Estolide Technology that provides excellent wear protection, superior oxidative and hydrolytic stability as well as a proprietary cleaning technology to prevent oil consumption and provide ultimate protection that helps to extend the life of the engine.  For this project we have opted to use high-oleic soybean oil from soybeans grown by U.S. farmers. These motor oils will also be recognized as a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product, meeting the federally mandated purchasing initiative known as the “BioPreferred Program.”

The United Soybean Board (USB) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have supported the soy-based, drop-in, synthetic alternative to petroleum-based motor oil.  The biobased alternative is well suited for high-temperature automotive and industrial applications. As of today Biosynthetic fully synthetic motor oil (ILSAC GF-5)  are available in two grades: 5W20 and 5W30 is available for purchase on www.biosynthetic.com and www.amazon.com.

In addition, we are also using high oleic soybean in the development of a Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) compliant HX-1 hydraulic fluid. This would be the first of its kind!

And to top that, we are also working with the United Soybean Board on a food grade hydraulic fluid where we will develop a fully formulated HX-1 food grade hydraulic fluid at ISO grades of 46 and 68 utilizing a combination of High Oleic Soy Oil (HOSO), Estolides, and additives.

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Our technical specialists are well versed in our patented sustainable base oils as well as a variety of targeted performance additives engineered to provide ideal lubrication properties in PCMO formulations. Our technical support staff is available to help with your formulation needs and assist you in achieving your optimal sustainable lubricant formulation.

We are committed to sustainability and clearly focused on the responsible use of natural resources in our daily business. We understand that health, environmental awareness and traceability play just as large a role for consumers as quality and efficacy. Biosynthetic Technologies is aware of its responsibility in this business and sustainability. As such, our manufacturing facility is operating with a NEGATIVE carbon footprint!