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Chemical name: Esterol F
Common name: FAME (C16-C18) from castor oil, Fatty acids (C16-C18) and C18 unsaturated methyl esters, Fatty acids (C16-C18) and C18 unsaturated alkylcarboxylic acid methyl esters
Features and Certifications
Methyl esters of linear fatty acids (>73% C18): saturated and unsaturated, primarily oleate and linoleate
Pour point depressant added for low-temperature performance
Castor oil origin
Carbon neutral (ISO 14040)
Readily biodegradable: > 83% after 28 days (> 75% after 10 days ) (OECD 301 F: Oxygen consumption)
Absence of heavy metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Low kinematic viscosity at 0°C
High flash point
- KOSHER and HALAL certified
- GMO and BSE-TSE free
- For industrial use only
Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program
The goal of the Pragati project is to enable sustainable castor crop production.
Used as a bio-based, sustainable, carbon-neutral fluid for applications where the following properties are required:
High flash point, high boiling point
Heavy metals and PAH-free
Low kinematic viscosity @ 0°C
Sustainable alternative to mineral oils for various industrial applications
Common applications include:
Oleris® Esterol F has a low viscosity and good anti-wear properties and is used as:
- Lubricity additive in rolling oils
- Wetting agent in metalworking fluids
Oleris® Esterol F is suitable for use in various industrial and construction applications such as:
- All-weather mold release agent for concrete
- Fluxing agent and rejuvenator in asphalt & bitumen
- Sustainable alternative to mineral oils for various industrial applications
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