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Identity


  • CAS number: 67762-38-3

  • Chemical name: Esterol A

  • Common name: FAME, VOME from castor oil, Fatty Acids Methyl Esters in C16-18 and unsaturated in C18


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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.

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Key Properties


  • Readily biodegradable (75% after 28 days)

  • Low viscosity (6.1 mPa.s at 20°C)

  • Good oxidation resistance

  • High boiling point (354.3°C): Not VOC classified

  • High flash point (173°C)

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Main Applications


  • Fluxing agent in bitumen

  • Viscosity regulator in metallurgy

  • Degreasing and cleaning agent

  • Additive for lubricants

  • Mold release agents for concrete with a vegetable origin

  • Oiliness agent in the treatment of leather and textiles

  • An alternative with a vegetable oil origin for various industrial applications

Lubrication

  • Oleris® Esterol A has a low viscosity and good oxidation resistance
  • This bio-based mixture of natural fatty esters is appreciated by lubricant manufacturers for its high lubricity and its anti-wear properties

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Building construction


  • Oleris® Esterol A is readily biodegradable and has a low toxicity

  • It does not contain either glycol ether, or APEO (alkylphenolethoxylate), or aromatic compounds

  • Oleris® Esterol A is not classified for human health or the environment

  • Has a high boiling temperature (354.3° C): not VOC classified

  • A 2 year shelf life


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Cleaning and degreasing

  • Oleris® Esterol A shows a good solvent power (Kb value >60) and a high flash point (173°C)
  • Oleris® Esterol A can be directly used for cleaning all industrial supports soiled by paints, mineral greases, and tars

Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

The goal of the Pragati project is to to enable sustainable castor crop production by:

  • Using good agricultural practices to increase yield and farmer income
  • Efficiently using water resources, and maintenance of soil fertility
  • Driving the adoption of good waste management practices
  • Enabling better health and safety practices, and respecting human rights

 

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