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.
Wood protection and preservation
Navy blue paints
Good saturation of the wood
Good mechanical resistance
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.
Raw material for polyurethane resins
Raw material for polyamides
Good solubility in alcohol
High viscosity (+/- 10 poises at 20°C)
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.
Fast drying time
Refined soybean oil
Raw and refined rapeseed oil
Refined sunflower oil