Yuck! This is what many readers out there may be tempted to exclaim. Because at some stage of their lives, their mothers or grandmothers may have fed them a tablespoonful of castor oil in order to cure a common stomach ailment. While the rudimentary medication tasted awful, it had its tendency to work, apart from working on the nerves. Speaking of which, industry use and urethane grade castor oil works very well indeed.
Let it be known that today, whether utilized domestically or industrially, castor oil remains an organic substance. It is a natural oil derived from seeds of the castor plant. This plant is indigenous to the likes of Brazil, China and India. The chemical nature and composition of the oil remains uniform. Apart from urethane grade castor oil, industrialists interested in become more sustainable and environmentally responsible in their businesses are also making use of castor polyols, as the case may be for their business.
The abovementioned oils are pale pressed and refined. They are being used in specified applications that require the minimum amounts of moisture. Examples of these applications include adhesives, coatings and inks. Also under consideration are the industrial processes of urethane blowing and urethane molding work. Customers are able to achieve lower acid values as the required case may be in their own manufacturing space.
On the whole, castor oil’s natural moisture content is extremely oil. The urethane grade industrial alternative is able to maintain that low count. It also helps to reduce the amount of urethane that could be polymerized by moisture during its formulation. Urethane based adhesives and coatings are able to act as a curing catalyst. A lower moisture content is able to give off a stronger structural integrity.
Sweet! Or would you care to disagree?