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Castor Oil

SR NO. PERAMETER SPECIFICATIONS
1 COLOUR ON
51/4"LOVIBOND CELL
1.0 Red+10.0 Yellow
2 FFA 0.35 max
3 Acid Value 0.70 max
4 iodine value 82-90
5 Refractive index @ 20'C 1.477-1.481
6 Unsaponification
Matter(%)Max
0.8% max
7 RELATIVE DENSITY @20 dc 0.952-0.965
9 Moisture
&impurities(%)max
0.35%
10 Peroxide Value MEX 5
11 HYDROXYL NUMBER 160 Min
12 Light Absorption Complies to BP
13 1 cm cell at268/270nm 0.5 MAX
14 Foreign Fatty Substances Comples to BP
15 Ricinolic Acid 85% Min

It is obtained from the seeds of Ricinus Communis, is a pale yellow, viscous, oily liquid insoluble in water. It contains more than 87% of a unique hydroxy fatty acid viz. Ricinoleic acid.

SR NO. CHARATERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
1 MOISTURE AND VOLATILE MATTER 0.50 MAX
2 COLOUR 40 UNITS MAX
3 FFA 2 PCT MAX
4 UNSAPONIFIABLE MATTER 1 PCT MAX
5 IODINE VALUE 82 - 90
6 ACID VALUE 4.00% MAX
7 HYDROXYL VALUE 160 - 168
8 SAPONIFICATION VALUE 177 - 187
9 ACETYL VALUE 140 MIN 
10 R. DENSITY  0.958 - 0.969
11 R. ACID 85% MIN
12 R. INDEX 1.477 - 1.481
SR NO. CHARATERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
1 COLOUR LOVIBOND 1’’ CELL (Y+5R) 20 MAX
2 ACID VALUE 2.0 MAX
3 HYDROXYL VALUE 180 MAX
4 SAPONIFICATION VALUE 177 - 185
5 IODINE VALUE 82 -  90
6 MOISTURE AND VOLI 0.5% MAX
(First Special Grade – F.S.G/British Standard Specifications-B.S.S)

It is a castor oil bleached to British Standard Specifications (BSS). It is a yellow viscous liquid free from suspended matter and insoluble in water.

Application

FSG/BSS Castor oil finds application in a wide variety of uses and is the starting material for most other derivatives of castor oil.

  • As an ingredient in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications
  • In combinations with styrene and diisocynates for a film forming Varnish or a substantially insoluble infusible polymer
  • As lubricant component of coatings for vitamin and mineral Tablets.
  • As an ingredient for petroleum oil-field de-emulsification
  • As capacitor impregnate
  • As a sonar transducer fluid
  • As a dielectric material for electrical condensers
  • In manufacture of polyurethane casting resins
  • In hydraulic fluids for automobiles, trucks and machinery
  • As a starting material for most other derivatives of Castor Oil

NO PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
1 APPEARANCE VISCOUS TRANSPARENT
2 COLOUR YELLOW
3 COLOUR ON 5/4’’ LOVIBOND CELL MAX 20Y + 2R
4 FREE FATTY ACID 1% MAX
5 ACID VALUE 2% MG. KOH/GR. MAX
6 REFRACTIVE INDEX 1.477 - 1.481
7 RELATIVE DENSITY @20 dc 0.954 - 0.960
8 UNSAPONIFICATION VALUE 177 - 185
9 UNSAPONIFIABLE MATTER 1%
10 HYDROXYL NUMBER 160 - 168
11 IODINE NUMBER 82 - 90
12 RICINOLEIC ACID 85% MIN
13 MOISTURE 0.25% MAX
SR NO. CHARATERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
1 COLOUR LOVIDBOND 5 ¼’’ CELL (Y+5R) 20 MAX
2 FREE FATTY ACIDS (AS RICINOLEIC) 1% MAX
3 HYDROXYL VALUE 160 MIN
4 SAPONIFICATION VALUE 177 - 185
5 IODINE VALUE 82 - 90
6 MOISTURE AND VOLATILES 0.25% MAX
7 SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.952 - 0965
8 HEAVY METALS 0.0001% MAX
9 DISTINCTION FROM MOST OTHER FIXED OILS PASSES
SR NO. CHARATERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
1 FREE FATTY ACID 1.0 MAX
2 ACID VALUE 2.0 MAX
3 MOISTURE AND VOLATILE MATTER 0.25 MAX
4 INSOLUBLE IMPURITIES 0.02% MAX
5 IODINE VALUE 82 - 90
6 HYDROXYL VALUE 160 - 168
7 ACETYL VALUE 140 MIN 
8 SAPONIFICATION VALUE 177 - 187
9 UNSAPONIFIABLE MATTER 1.00 MAX
10 COLOUR LOVIBOND 5 ¼’’ CELL YELLOW 10, RED 1 MAX
11 REFRACTIVE INDEX 1.477 - 1.481
12 RELATIVE DENSITY 15/15.5 Dc 0.958 - 0.969
13 VISCOSITY GARDNER - HOLD U -- V
14 STROKES 6.3 - 8.9
15 APPEARANCE 250 Dc BRILLANTY CLEAR AND FREE OF SUSPENDED MATTER
16 ORDER VERY SLIGHTLY, CHARACTERISTIC
17 RICINOLEIC ACID CONTENT 85% MIN


Derivatives

Hydrogenated Castor Oil (HCO), also called Castor Wax, is a hard, brittle, high melting solid which is tasteless and odorless. 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.

HCO is used in pharmaceutical applications and manufacture of greases and lubricants. It is used in a range of cosmetics & toiletries.

PRODUCT NAME SR. NO TEST PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
1 APPEARANCE WHITE FLAKRS
2 IODINE VALUE, GL2/100g 3 MAX
3 SAPONIFICATION VALUE, mg KOH/g 175 - 185
4 ACID VALUE, mg KOH/g 3 MAX
5 HYDROXYL VALUE mg KOH/g 155 MIN
6 MELTING POINT, DEG C 84 - 88
7 COLOUR GARDNER 3 MAX

HCO POWDER

PRODUCT NAME SR NO. TEST PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
1 APPEARANCE WHITE POWDER
2 IODINE VALUE, gl2/100g 3 MAX
3 SAPONIFICATION VALUE, mg KOH/g 178 MIN
4 ACID VALUE, mg KOH/g 3 MAX
5 HYDROXYL VALUE mg KOH/g 155 MIN
6 NICKEL CONTENT (PPM) 5PPM (MAX)
7 COLOUR GARDNER 3 MAX
8 MELTING POINT, deg C 85 C MIN
9 PARTICLE SIZE 99% PASSING THROUGH 16 MESH

12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid is the mixed fatty acid obtained by hydrolysis of Hydrogenated Castor Oil. It is high melting, brittle, waxy solid at ambient temperatures. It should be stored away from heat to avoid deterioration.

It is insoluble in water and it's solubility in many organic solvents is also limited. It is a non-toxic, non-hazardous material. It is used in the manufacturing of greases.

SR NO. TEST PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
1 APPEARANCE  CRESMISH FLAKES
1 IODINE VALUE, gl2/100g 3 MAX
2 SAPONIFICATION VALUE, mg KOH/g 180 - 190
3 ACID VALUE, mg KOH/g 175 MIN
4 HYDROXYL VALUE mg KOH/g 155 MIN
5 MELTING POINT, deg C 74 MIN
6 COLOUR GARDNER 3 - 4 MAX
SR NO. CHARATERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
1 APPEARANCE VISCOUS CLEAR LIQUID
2 IODINE VALUE, gl2/100g 82 - 90
3 SAPONIFICATION VALUE, mg KOH/g 180 - 190
4 ACID VALUE, mg KOH/g 175 MIN
5 HYDROXYL VALUE mg KOH/g 155 MIN
6 MOISTURE 1% MAX
7 COLOUR GARDNER 4 - 5 MAX
8 UNSAP MATTER 1% MAX
9 SPECIFIC GRAVITY AT 25 DEG. 0.935 - 0.945
10 RICINOLEIC ACID % BY GC 85% MIN


DE Oiled Cake

Castor meal is also variously called castor meal, castor residue, castor extract & de-oiled castor cake

Castor meal - the residue obtained from castor cake by the solvent extraction process - is one of the most versatile natural manures. It is truly organic manure which enhances the fertility of the soil without causing any damage or decay. It is enriched with the three big elements vital and conducive to the proper growth of crops - Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. It also has traces of nutrients like Manganese, Zinc and Copper, thus making it a balanced fertilizer. Moreover, it helps to neutralize the detrimental effects of chemical fertilizers. Apart from their contribution to Nutrients, they have a number of benefits in agriculture, which none of the synthetic fertilizers or pesticides can offer. They bring in the wonderful molecules that nature has designed to help the plants flourish naturally. They provide slow and steady nourishment, stimulation, protection from soil nematodes and insects; improve yields, and quality of product like taste, flavor, amino acid composition etc.

The pressed cake obtained after the expression of castor bean. The solvent extracted cake, although rich in protein cannot be used as cattle fodder because of its toxicity. However, it can be used as a fertilizer.

Sr. No. Specification / Charateristics Test Method Parameters
1 OIL 0.5% TO 1.0%
2 BULK DENSITY 0.55 % TO 0.60 %
3 GROSS CALORIFIC VALUE 4000-4200
4 NITROGEN
4.5 % TO 5.0 %
5 PHOSPHOROUS 2.0 %
6 POTASH 1.0 %
7 MOISTURE 9 TO 12 %


By Products

SR NO. PARAMETERS SPECIFICATIONS
1 COLOUR GARDNER 4 - 10
2 MOISTURE % 10 MAX
3 DENSITY KG/LTR. 1.2 - 1.25
4 ASH % 7 MAX
5 MONG % 1 TO 2 MAX
6 PURITY % 80% MIN
7 GLYCEROL CONTENT 80% MIN
8 METHANOL 0.5% MAX
9 SALT 5% MAX
SR NO. APPEARANCE VISUAL WHITE POWDER
1 PURITY (AS Na2SO4)  % MIN. 99.40%
2 Moisture % MAX 0.1
3 pH in 10% water sol. - 6 - 10
4 Loss on ignition at 600 deg. C % MAX 0.30%
5 Hardness as  (calcium and magnesium) ppm MAX 100 ppm
6 Heavy metals
(Pb+As+Fe+Cr+Co+Zn+Ni+Hg)
ppm MAX 50 ppm
7 chloride % MAX 0.10%
8 NaCl % MAX 0.15%
9 BULK DENSITY Gm/CC 1.45 - 1.65
10 Seeve test in 60 Mesh - PASS
SR NO. PARAMETERS SPECIFICATIONS
1 PROTEIN 50% MIN
2 NITROGEN 8.0% MIN
3 PHOSPHORUS 1.0% MIN
4 POTASH 1.0% MIN
5 MOISTURE 12.0% MAX
6 BULK DENSITY 0.62 - 0.65 g/cc
7 ASH 8% MAX

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