Oleris® Bio-Based Esterol F

Oleris® Esterol F is a mixture of fatty acid methyl esters in C18 processed from castor oil (FAME, VOME from castor oil) and a pour point depressant.

Cold resistant Esterol - Suitable for uses at low temperature.


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  • CAS number: Mixture of the REACH registered substance Esterol A (98% minimum, CAS-No: 67762-38-3) and a pour point depressant
  • Chemical name: Esterol F
  • Common name: FAME from castor oil, Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in C16-18 and unsaturated in C18

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
  • Low pour point (< -8°C)
  • Low viscosity (9.24 mPa.s at 20°C)
  • Good oxidation resistance
  • High boiling point (>350°C): Not VOC classified
  • High flash point (>170°C)
  • 3 years shelf life
Oleris ® Esterol F : Stearate, Oleate, Linoleate Ricinoleate, Palmitate (fatty acid methyl etser)

Main Applications

  • Mold release agents for concrete with a vegetable origin (summer & winter)
  • Fluxing agent in bitumen
  • Viscosity regulator in metallurgy
  • Degreasing and cleaning agent
  • Additive for lubricants
  • Solvent for agrochemical preparations
  • An alternative with a vegetable oil origin for various industrial applications 
  • Natural dielectric fluid with low viscosity in transformers


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

Building & Construction

  • Oleris® Esterol F is readily biodegradable and has a low toxicity
  • It does not contain either glycol ether, or APEO (alkylphenolethoxylate), or aromatic compounds
  • Suitable for uses at low temperature
  • Oleris® Esterol F is not classified for human health or the environment
  • Has a high boiling temperature (>350° C): not VOC classified

Cleaning and degreasing

  • Oleris® Esterol F shows a good solvent power and a high flash point
  • Oleris® Esterol F 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

Arkema, BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics, and Solidaridad are the founding members of Pragati - the world's first sustainable castor initiative. 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 soild fertility
  • Driving the a adoption of good waste management practices
  • Enabling better health and safety practices, and respecting human rights
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