Ethoxylated Castor Oil
Castor oil ethoxylates are a type of nonionic vegetable oil ethoxylate based on castor oil which is composed of traditional fatty acids like stearic acid and also the unique ricinoleic acid.
Derived from the bio-renewable extract from the seed of the castor plant (Ricinus communis), this vegetable oil is processed via ethoxylation to instill distinct physical properties that impart surface-active qualities to the product. This unique feature of surface-activity allows ethoxylated castor oils to increase mixing between two immiscible materials (e.g. oil and water), putting this class of compounds into the category of surfactants.
Ethoxylated castor oils have been engineered by agrochemical companies to fit the needs of the agricultural industry, where they are excellent solubilizers and dispersants of many pesticides and herbicides. They are used in a number of formulations as emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers and are particularly effective when used with anionic emulsifiers.
KAPL’s ethoxylated castor oil products are sourced from bio-renewable organic materials. As biobased castor oil ethoxylate manufacturers, we aim to decrease our carbon footprint on the environment while continuing to provide our markets with the most efficient, cost-effective, and safe surfactant-based products.