Specialty Castor Derivatives

Biosynthetic Technologies manufactures a wide range of castor oil derivatives. These castor oil derivatives comply with highest standards of quality in the market today. Castor Oil is a biodegradable and renewable resource for a large range of raw materials. Castor oil and its 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 castor oil derivatives that carry sales approval for US (EPA), Canada (CEPA), and Europe (REACH).

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Biosynthetic Technologies manufactures a revolutionary new class of biobased synthetic compounds called Estolides that are made from organic fatty acids found in various bio-derived oils. These highly functional biosynthetic oils have numerous uses in lubricant, automotive, marine, and personal care applications and can be used as the primary base oil of a lubricant formulation, a component of a base oil co-blend, or even as an additive. In addition, Biosynthetic Technologies offers a line of castor derived products used in the formulation of metalworks fluids and Food Grade Lubricants.

At Biosynthetic® Technologies, we understand the importance of sustainable manufacturing practices. We are constantly looking for ways to minimize the negative impacts on the environment while conserving energy and natural resources. Our objective is to make sustainability a point of difference for our business, and we are confident that this strategy will generate even greater benefits for the environment in which we operate, the people that we work with and the communities we are part of. Biosynthetic Technologies is 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!

Biosynthetic Technologies delivers quality raw materials with high-performance properties that are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable, non bioaccumulative and nontoxic.

Additional information on our Specialty Castor Derivatives for metalworking fluids can be found here.

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.

Castor Derivatives Applications

In addition to the Estolide products, Biosynthetic Technologies offers other castor derived high-performance fluids that are natural and sustainable. Our extensive bio-based product line is specifically formulated to match formulator needs and to provide solutions to the distinct challenges in your lubricant formulations. Biosynthetic Technologies offers the following castor derivatives:

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