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Hydrogenated Castor Oil (HCO), also called Castor Wax, is a hard, brittle, high melting solid which is tasteless and odourless. Chemically it is the triglyceride mainly of 12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid. It is insoluble in water and solubility in many organic solvents is also very limited.

HCO is available as flakes or powder which melts to a clear transparent liquid. It is a non-toxic, non-hazardous material.

Test Method
White Flakes
Gardner Color
2 - 3
AOCS Td 1a-64 (97)
Acid Value
3 max.
AOCS Ca 5a-40 (97)
Iodine Value
4 max.
AOCS Cd 1-25 (97)
Hydroxyl Value
155 min.
AOCS Cd 13-60 (97)
Saponification Value
AOCS Cd 3-25 (97)
Melting Point
85 - 88 °C
AOCS Cc 3b-92 (93)


Hydrogenated Castor Oil finds a number of diversified uses due to its unique combination of physico-chemical properties.

  1. In the manufacture of multipurpose Lithium/Calcium grease and high performance aviation grease
  2. In the manufacture of soaps & cosmetics
  3. As mould release agent in the processing of plastics and rubbers
  4. As a component of speciality wax blends like pencils, crayons, lipsticks and anti-deodorant sticks
  5. In the manufacture of hot-melt coatings and sealant requiring resistance to water
  6. As a coating agent for paper & as anti foaming agent.
  7. In the manufacture of Automotive refinish Acrylics
  8. Rheological agent that provides thixotropy in paints, coatings, inks, adhesives, sealants and numerous industrial composition.
  9. Thick film chlorinated rubber, epoxy and vinyl coating
  10. Flame Retardant and anti static agent for fiber
  11. Manufacture of Spin finish oil for polyamide fiber
  12. In preparation of ointments, emulsified virus vaccines, sustained release capsules, wetting/bodying agent, face paint
  13. As plasticiser for cellulosics
  14. Processing aid for colour concentrates
  15. Surface treatment agents
  16. In the manufacture of hot melt adhesives used in packaging books, binding footwear, carpet backing and in product assembly
  17. Anti-tack and slip additives for processing plastics
  18. In the manufacture of speciality chemicals for applications such as metal working, plasticizers and textile auxiliaries in the form of derivatives such as esters, ethoxylates, sulfates etc.

PACKING : Multiwall paper bags with LDPE liner of 25 Kgs.
                HDPE lined paper bags of 25 kgs/50kgs.

                HDPE bags of 25 Kgs/ 50 Kgs
                Jumbo Bags of 500 kgs/1000 kgs

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