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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