Castor Oil Derivatives

Castor oil and its derivatives are used in the manufacture of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes during the castor oil making process.

Castor Oil is colourless or pale yellowish oil extracted from the seeds of the castor (Ricinus Communis) plant with RCO process. It is a fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms and a double bond between the ninth and tenth carbons.

It is also known as 12-hydroxyoctadec-9-enoic acid which is processed in one of the leading Methyl Ricinoleate Plants in India. Its derivatives are processed by subjecting the oil to specific reactions and processes, to yield a wide variety of chemical derivatives, which are used for diverse applications.

Following are Castor HCO Derivatives Products which are produced in the Castor Oil Derivative Plant/Castor Oil Extraction Plant supplied by Mectech

  • Ricinoleic Acid
  • Hydrogenated Castrol oil (HCO)
  • 12- Hydroxystearic Acid (12-HSA)
  • Methyl Ricinolate
  • Hydrogenated Methyl Ricinolate (HMR)
  • Dehydrated Castor oil (DCO)
  • Dehydrated Castor Oil fatty acid (DCOFA)
  • Blown Castor oil

Mectech is one of the leading Castor Oil Derivative Machine manufacturers/Castor Oil Extraction Plant Manufacturers in India & abroad. Since its establishment in 1980, Mectech has delivered highly efficient and cost-effective Castor Oil Processing Plant to its clients. We are backed by strong leaders with rich experience in the extraction, refining, hydrogenation processes and saponification of castor oil.


Hydrogenated castor oil is a type of vegetable oil that is obtained from the castor plant through a hydrogenation process. The castor oil making process involves the addition of hydrogen atoms to the oil, resulting in a more solid and stable form. This castor oil derivative is commonly used in the cosmetics industry as an emulsifier and thickening agent in creams, lotions, and other personal care products. Additionally, it can be used as a lubricant in industrial applications. Despite its many uses, hydrogenated castor oil is generally considered safe for use, although some individuals may experience allergic reactions.

The production process of castor oil involves pressing the seeds of the castor plant, which is native to tropical regions. After cleaning, the seeds are roasted to facilitate the extraction of the oil. Ground and boiled with water, the resulting mixture undergoes saponification of castor oil to obtain castor HCO derivatives. The oil is then pressed and clarified, filtered, and bottled for various uses. Castor oil's unique properties, such as being a natural laxative and a source of ricinoleic acid, have made it a popular ingredient in cosmetics, medicines, and industrial products. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for wound healing, skin conditions, and other health issues. Castor HCO derivatives have industrial applications in the manufacture of lubricants, coatings, and polymers.

Methyl ricinoleate, a fatty acid methyl ester obtained from castor oil, has become a popular compound for various industrial applications in India. The compound's versatility and unique properties have made it a preferred choice as a plasticizer in the production of adhesives, coatings, and resins, thanks to its low-temperature properties, water resistance, and flexibility. Moreover, the textile industry has found a significant application for methyl ricinoleate due to its high viscosity and lubricity. Methyl ricinoleate plants in India produce this compound using the RCO process. Interestingly, this compound also has the potential as a feedstock for the production of biodiesel. All in all, methyl ricinoleate has proved to be a valuable ingredient in various industrial applications.


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