Castorwax™ Hydrogenated Castor Oil

This solution is a wax-like compound obtained by the controlled hydrogenation of pure castor oil.  The principal constituent is glycerol tris 12-hydroxystearate, also known as opalwax.  Castorwax Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a hard, brittle, high melting point wax that is insoluble in most organic solvents but is highly compatible with most resins and waxes. It can be used as a viscosity modifier to improve grease and oil resistance. 

Applications

Our Castorwax solution is a natural lubricant alternative for petroleum based waxes in rubber, tubing, & plastics applications.  Hydrogenated Castor Oil has a discrete melt point, which provides consistency relative to other waxes.

The low unsaturation levels limit oxidative degradation and other side reactions. Hydrogenated Castor Oil is insoluble in most organic solvents, but highly compatible in resins and other waxes.  Imparts excellent anti-static properties and uniform color.

Castorwax Hydrogenated Castor Oil improves rheology and imparts hydrophobic characteristics in industrial adhesives and reactive hot melt applications. This product is a sustainable alternative to hydrocarbon waxes. 

Benefits

Typical Properties

Solution
Acid Value
Hydroxyl Value
Saponification Value
Iodine Value
Melt Point (°C)
Specific Gravity
Castorwax
3
158
179
5
85
1.023

Application Highlights

Rubber Compounding

Processing aid for rubber;  
providing slip & anti-block.

Pigment Masterbatch

Castorwax™

Solid pigment dispersant for color concentrates, used in plastics. 

Hot Melt Adhesives

Plasticizer coupling agent for
hot melt adhesives.

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