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Parchem Supplies Castor Oil and Derivatives

Jun 26, 2012

by Jessica Howard


As the premier supplier of castor oil and its many derivatives, Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is a leader in today’s cosmetic and industrial chemical markets. Castor oil is a triglyceride complex with a number of uses in these markets ranging from lipsticks and makeup to industrial lubricants and adhesives. Because of its unusual molecular structure, castor oil allows for the production of chemical derivatives that are not typically practical with other oil seeds. The hydroxyl functional group resting on the 12th carbon makes it unusually polar, and this polarity is the cause for its unique properties as a chemical feedstock for a number of useful derivatives.

This functionality of castor oil commands a higher price than most other seed oils on the market, but nearly one billion pounds of castor oil and its derivatives are still used every year in industry. New and innovative uses for castor oil are being discovered regularly to go alongside the current chemical applications in soaps, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, adhesives, coatings, plastics, paints, personal care products and pharmaceuticals. It is also found in a number of food additives and flavorings for candies because of its unique structural properties and ease of use.

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals partners with the world’s most respected manufacturers of castor oil for chemical feedstock. Castor oil derivatives supplied by Parchem are used in cosmetics and industrial applications all over the world because of the quality and professionalism for which Parchem is known. Our sales specialists are highly knowledgeable and our technical department will directly ensure that you receive the perfect product for your formulation.

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is an industry leader in the supply of castor oil and castor oil derivatives. As a market leader, Parchem continues to develop and market new and innovative processes to stay ahead of the competition. Please contact Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals today for a quote on castor oil and castor oil derivatives.

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If you have any questions about our products and services, please contact us at 1-800-282-3982 , info@parchem.com or complete the online form.