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Tung oil

Tung oil is obtained by mechanical pressing of dried and crushed nuts from the tree Aleurites Fordii. These nuts contain over 50% of a raw oil composed of over 70% α-eleostearic acid, a fatty acid with three conjugated double bonds which makes the oil very reactive.

Applications :
Wood protection and preservation
Alkyd resins
Navy blue paints

Advantages :
Excellent hydrophobicity
Good saturation of the wood
Good elasticity
Excellent reactivity
Good hardness
Good mechanical resistance

Castor oil

Castor oil N°1 or FSG (First Special Grade) is obtained from Ricinus communis seeds. Of these seeds an oil is extracted that is composed of over 90% ricinoleic acid, characterized by its hydroxyl function (-OH). This function gives the oil specific properties used in numerous fields of application.

Applications :
Lubricants
Raw material for polyurethane resins
Cosmetics
Raw material for polyamides
Plastifiers

Advantages :
Good solubility in alcohol
High viscosity (+/- 10 poises at 20°C)

Safflower oil

Safflower oil is extracted from thistle seeds (carthamus tinctorius). Of these seeds an oil is extracted composed of over 70% linoleic acid (CLA), characterized by two double conjugated bonds. This fatty acid provides the oil with an excellent reactivity.

Applications :
White paints
Varnishes
Cosmetics

Advantages :
Low yellowing
Fast drying time

Soybean oil

Refined soybean oil

Rapeseed oil

Raw and refined rapeseed oil

Sunflower oil

Refined sunflower oil