Castung™ Dehydrated Castor Oil Series

Dehydrated Castor Oil (DCO) is well known for its non-yellowing and outstanding color retention characteristics.  Varnishes, alkyds and resin systems based on DCO are noted for fast-dry, flexibility, excellent chemical resistance, adhesion to metals, high gloss and water-resistance.  The Castung™ Dehydrated Castor Oils are the most controllable conjugated oils for kettle reactions and are frequently used to modify other oils and fatty acid systems.

Applications

In “cooked” varnishes, Castung™ Dehydrated Castor Oil combines with all the basic resins, rosins, rosin-esters, hydrocarbons and phenolics producing clear varnishes and vehicles for pigmented coatings. 

Castung™ Dehydrated Castor Oil can be added to architectural latex paints, improving the wet adhesion to previously painted substrates. 

Castung™ Dehydrated Castor Oils are primary raw materials for the production of fast curing short oil alkyd industrial coatings. 

Benefits

Available Grades

Solution
Acid Value
Gardner Color
Viscosity (Strokes @25°C)
Viscosity (G-H)
Saponification Value
Iodine Value
Specific Gravity
Pour Point (°C)
Castung™ 103 G-H
6
6
1.8
G
190
135
.931
-41.5
Castung™ 403 U-V
6
6
7.5
U
190
130
.942
-39.1
Castung™ 403 Z-3
6
6
46.0
Z2
190
123
.949
-29.2

Castung™ 103 G-H is an unbodied dehydrated castor oil that is light colored and low viscosity.  It is a triglyceride very high in linoleic acid content and no linolenic acid content resulting in light color and a non-yellowing property in its dry film.  It can be used with pure and modified phenolic resins to obtain fast-dry coatings, alkali resistance for can linings, corrosion resistant coatings, traffic paints, ink vehicles and marine finishes.  Castung™ 103 G-H is an excellent plasticizer for petroleum hydrocarbon resins and is preferred for alkyd and copolymer resins.

Castung™ 403 U-V is a bodied dehydrated castor oil polymerized to a medium viscosity. It has faster processing and drying times than Castung™ 103 G-H. This product also has the same non-yellowing and outstanding color retention characteristics. It is a modifier resin that imparts increased brushability and gloss in exterior coatings.

Castung™ 403 Z-3 is a bodied dehydrated castor oil polymerized to a higher viscosity. It has faster processing and drying times than Castung™ 103 G-H. This product also has the same non-yellowing and outstanding color retention characteristics. Castung™ 403 Z-3 is ideal as an aluminum paint vehicle because of its fast drying, flexibility, and low acid value.

Application Highlights

High Quality,
Durable Coating

Used for fast-dry, flexibility, adhesion to metals, high gloss
and water-resistance.
 

Adhesion Promoter for Latex Paint

Modifier resin that imparts better adhesion to old alkyd paints. 

Additional Resources

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