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Commercial Grade Castor Oil

Commercial grade castor oil is one of the standard& most common grades of castor oil, used for many industrial applications. It is also known as the industrial grade castor oil. It is a pale yellow, viscous, oily liquid insoluble in water. It contains more than 87% of a unique hydroxy fatty acid viz.Ricinoleic acid.

Industrial or commercial grade castor oil is obtained from a mixture of the first pressing and second phase of production - solvent extraction. It can act as a substrate for the preparation of other grades of castor oil including DCO, FSG castor oil, Turkey red oil and Pale pressed castor oil etc.


·         Commercial grade castor oil is extensively used in the manufacture of textile chemicals

·         It is used as a wetting agent for inks, coatings and adhesives

·         It is used as an ingredient in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications

·         Commercial grade castor oil is used as a starting raw material for other grades of castor oil & It’s derivatives


Chemical, Physical Properties and Specifications:


Pale Dark Yellow

Colour in 1” Cell, Y+5R Lovibond

30 units max.

Iodine Value

82 – 90

Saponification Value

177 – 187

Hydroxyl Value

160 min.

Acid Value

2.0 max.

Moisture, impurities & volatile matter

0.50% max.

Specific Gravity @ 20o C

0.954 – 0.967

Refractive index @ 200 C

1.477 to 1.481

Unsaponifiable matter

1% Max.

Acetyle value

140 Min