Our AQTIV Organic Castor Oil is derived from only the highest of quality castor beans. This organic, natural product is pressed from the beans of the castor plant. The oil extracted from castor seeds can be transformed into a variety of materials that can serve as an alternative to petrochemicals. However, unlike these chemicals, castor oil is biodegradable and sustainable, so it is considered to be a greener resource.
Today, manufacturers have found over 700 uses for castor oil and its derivatives including applications in food, cosmetics, and lubes/greases. The plant is easily available at a fairly low cost. Plus, it has a high boiling point and high viscosity, giving it huge potential as a bio-based chemical resource. With more industries concerned about “going green,” the sustainability of castor oil makes it attractive because of these environmental considerations.
Choosing a sustainable resource like castor oil makes sense in the world we live in. With a growing fear of losing our supply of non-renewable resources, like petrochemicals, it is imperative that we lessen our dependency on them. Acme-Hardesty has been selling Castor Oil for more than 50 years, so we are your experienced and reliable source for not only Castor Oil, but Castor Oil derivatives as well, so be sure to check out our 12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid (12-HSA)
and our Hydrogenated Castor Oil
which are also available in our store, or contact us
for more information.