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Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

The Only Available Comprehensive Report on Castor Oil & its Derivatives

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Why a report on castor oil?

Castor oil is one of the most versatile plant oils. Its unique chemical structure makes it useful in a wide number of industries and applications. Castor oil is fast becoming one of the most sought after plant oils, owing to its rich properties and variety of end-uses. Currently, it is being used by industries from pharmaceuticals to lubricants. With biopolymer and bio-fuels industries picking up a lot of steam in the last couple of years, the potential for castor oil to play a much larger role in the world economy had increased dramatically. While the castor oil industry is over five decades old, there has been considerable interest shown in this industry in the last few years. Leading countries from practically every continent (North & South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania) are showing renewed interest in the castor crop.

While the importance of castor oil has thus increased recently, there is no comprehensive report that addresses all important aspects of castor oil., the premier online resource for all things about castor, has hence brought out this report to assist all the professionals in the industry.

comprehensive castor oil report

What is exclusive about this report?

There is no other comprehensive report available for castor oil anywhere in the world. This is the first of its kind, and currently, the only one. has been interacting with a number of castor oil industry participants for many years now. This list includes manufacturers and processors, castor bean cultivators, castor oil and castor oil derivative chemicals users, economists, machinery suppliers and trade bodies. Using this collective intelligence and inputs gained over these years, has prepared this comprehensive report.

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The Existing Markets and Applications for Castor Oil and Castor Oil Derivatives

  • Organic Fertilisers
  • Surfactants
  • Viscosity Reducing Additives
  • Flavourings
  • Food Packaging
Textile Chemicals
  • Textile Finishing Materials
  • Dyeing Aids
  • Nylon, Synthetic Fibers & Resins
  • Synthetic Detergents
  • Surfactants, Pigment Wetting Agents
  • Flypapers
  • Defoamer
  • Water Proofing Additive
Plastics & Rubber
  • Polyamide 11 (Nylon 11) Plastic Films
  • Adhesives
  • Synthetic Resins Plasticizers
  • Coupling Agents Polyols
Cosmetics & Perfumeries
  • Perfumery Products
  • Lipsticks
  • Hair Tonics
  • Shampoos
  • Polishes
  • Emulsifiers
  • Deodorants Textile Finishing Materials
Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Polymers for Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Polyurethanes
  • Insulation Materials
  • Antihelmintic
  • Antidandruff
  • Cathartic
  • Emollient
  • Emulsifiers
  • Encapsulants
  • Expectorant Laxatives & Purgative Surfactants
Paints, Inks & Additives
  • Inks
  • Plasticizer for Coatings
  • Varnishes
  • Lacquers
  • Paint Strippers
  • Adhesive Removers
  • Wetting & Dispersing Additives
  • Finishing Materials
  • Lubricating Grease
  • Aircraft Lubricants
  • Jet Engine Lubricants
  • Racing Car Lubricants
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Heavy Duty Automotive Greases
  • Fuel Additives
  • Corrosion Inhibitors

An insightful Comprehensive Castor Oil Report provides precise inputs for the following questions

  1. What is the current and future potential for castor oil and castor oil derivatives?
  2. What are the various derivatives of castor oil and their applications?
  3. What are the manufacturing processes for various castor oil grades & derivatives?
  4. Which are the prominent companies worldwide for castor oil and derivatives?
  5. What are the prospects of using castor oil for biodiesel? What is the status of castor oil use in biopolymers production?
  6. What are the demand and supply scenarios and the market potential for the various derivatives of castor oil - now, and in future?
  7. What is the scenario of the castor oil industry in India, the largest supplier of castor oil in the world?
  8. What are predictions for the future with regard to challenges, possibilities and breakthroughs?
  9. What are the next steps an entrepreneur should take should she/he be interested in exploring further?
Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

Why should you buy the Comprehensive Castor Oil Report?

  1. It answers the most important questions that entrepreneurs, investors and businesses have regarding castor oil
  2. It provides authoritative and critical inputs on one of the most versatile crops in the world
  3. It informs you in great detail about the various derivatives of castor oil, their production methods and their end-uses
  4. It provides insights from industry professionals worldwide.
  5. It has been developed by, the definitive and most referenced resource for the castor oil industry

Balanced opinion

The goal of the Comprehensive Castor Oil Report is to present an objective status report on the current and future potential of the castor oil industry. Written by professionals who have been observing the industry for many years and who interact continuously with all the key industry players, the Comprehensive Castor Oil Report will assist you to clearly understand the potential and prospect of the industry.

Sections in the Report:

  • Castor oil manufacturing - machineries and infrastructure required - this section provides details of the machines that are being used in the castor oil extraction and refining
  • Castor oil production - volumes, values - provides details on the countries that produce castor oil and the volumes they produce. This section has a special focus on India as this country is by far the largest producer and exporter of castor oil.
  • Castor oil chemicals & derivatives - comprehensive details provided on the various castor oil derivatives, their chemistry, method of manufacture and their end uses
    • Castor Meal
    • Hydrogenated Castor Oil (HCO)
      • 12 Hydroxy Stearic Acid (12 HSA)
      • Methyl 12 HSA (Hydroxy Stearate Acid)
    • Blown Castor Oil
    • COLM (Urethane Grade)
    • Commercial Grade
    • BP
    • DAB-10
    • Deodorized
    • European Pharmacopia
    • Extra Pale Grade
    • Pale Pressed Grade (PPG)
    • First Pressed Degummed
    • Special Grade (First Special Grade (FSG)
    • United States Pharmacopia (USP)
    • Industrial Castor Oil
    • Dehydrated Castor Oil (DCO)
    • Ethoxylated Castor Oil
    • Ricinoleic Acid
      • Methyl Ricinoleate
    • Sebacic Acid
    • 2-Octanol
    • C-7
      • Heptanoic Acid
      • Heptaldehyde
      • Heptyl Alcohol (Heptanol)
    • C 11
      • Undecylenic Acid
      • Undecanoic Acid
      • Undecylenic Aldehyde
      • Undecylenic Alcohol
      • Calcium Undecylenate
      • Zinc Undecylenate
      • Allyl Undecylenate
      • Sodium Undecylenate
      • Methyl Undecylenate
      • Ethyl Undecylenate
    • C 18
  • Prices and price futures - gives historical & current price data for various grades of castor oil and also provides info on the future likely price trends
  • Castor oil manufacturers - provides an extensive list of the castor oil and castor oil derivatives manufacturers and exporters in the world, with a special emphasis on Indian suppliers
  • Castor cultivation - provides specific details on the castor crop cultivation, soil, water and climatic requirements, on types of seeds and hybrids available, typical yields.
  • Castor oil end-uses - provides details on the current and future possible end-uses and end user industries of castor oil.
  • Biopolymers and castor oil - this section has a specific focus on the future possibilities in biopolymers (such as bio-polyurethane foam) for castor oil.
  • Castor seeds - this section provides specific details on castor seeds / beans, their prices and their grades / varieties
  • Castor oil chemistry and composition - specifics on chemistry and MSDS of various castor oil grades and derivatives
  • Demand-supply situations for various castor oil grades & derivatives - Provides current & future demand-supply estimates for the various grades of castor oil and their derivatives. This will be very useful for entrepreneurs exploring opportunities in the vegetable oils / plant oils domains.
  • Castor meal / cake - comprehensive details on deoiled castor cake / meal, its uses, composition and supply situation
  • Castor manufacturers / suppliers - provides a list of prominent castor oil and derivatives manufacturers in India, China and Brazil

Key take-aways from the report

List of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Castor Oil Manufacturing

1.1 Key Manufacturing Processes for Castor Oil & Derivatives

1.1.1 Castor Oil Manufacturing Processes - Summary

1.1.2 Castor Oil & Derivatives Manufacturing Processes - Details Castor Oil Extraction - Details Castor Oil Filtration - Details Castor Oil Refining - Details Typical Sections & Sub-sections of Castor Oil Refinery Plants Castor Oil Grades & Derivatives Production

1.2 Indicative Costs for Setting up Small and Medium Scale Castor Oil & Derivatives Manufacturing Plants

Chapter 2 - Castor Oil Market

2.1 The Castor Oil Market

2.2 Supply & Demand of Castor Oil

2.2.1 Castor Oil Supply Data

2.2.2 Demand & Consumption of Castor Oil

2.3 Indian Castor Oil Industry

2.3.1 Castor Oil Exports - Historical Scenario

2.3.2 Castor Oil Exports - Current Scenario

2.3.3 Castor Seed Production & Acreage in India

2.3.4 India-wide Data from Castor Crop Survey 2007-08

2.3.5 Cropping Season in India

2.3.6 Castor Cultivation & Yields in India - Points

2.4 Demand-Supply Estimates for Castor Oil Derivatives

2.4.1 Current Demand-supply Estimates for the Various Grades of Castor Oil and Derivatives

2.4.2 Future Demand-supply Estimates for the Various Grades of Castor Oil and Derivatives

Chapter 3 - Castor Oil Chemicals & Derivatives

3.1 Properties & Chemical Composition of Castor Oil

3.2 Chemical, Physical Properties & Specifications of Castor Oil Grades & Derivatives

Chapter 4 - Castor Oil Prices

4.1 Historical & Current Price Data for Castor Oil, Castor Seeds

4.2 Castor Oil and Castor Seed Price Volatility

4.3 Factors that Affect Prices

4.4 Castor Oil Futures Market

Chapter 5 - Castor Cultivation

5.1 Castor Crop Sowing

5.2 Castor Crop Growth

5.3 Castor Crop Harvest

5.4 Castor Cultivation Seasons

5.5 Castor Seed Grades & Varieties

5.6 Yields for Castor Seeds and Castor Oil from Seed

5.7 Castor Cultivation FAQ

Chapter 6 - Castor Oil End-uses

6.1 Current End-uses for Castor Oil and Derivatives

6.1.1 End Uses - by Castor Oil Grade / Derivative

6.1.2 Castor Oil & Castor Oil Derivatives Uses - By Industry

6.2 Future Possible End-uses and End User Industries for Castor Oil and Derivatives

6.2.1 Biopolymers and Castor oil

6.2.2 Castor Oil as a Feedstock for Biodiesel

6.2.3 Other Possible Future Uses

Chapter 7 - Castor Seeds

7.1 Castor Seeds Production & Supplies

7.2 Castor Seeds Prices & Trends

7.3 Castor Seeds Packaging & Storing

7.4 Castor Seed Varieties

7.5 Castor Seed Factoids

Chapter 8 - Castor Meal

8.1 Castor Meal Uses

8.2 Castor Meal Composition

8.3 Castor Meal Supply & Demand

8.4 Toxicity in Castor Meal

8.5 Energy Content in Castor Meal

8.6 Castor Meal - Other Points

Chapter 9 - Castor Oil Distribution & Logistics

9.1 Castor Oil Storing & Packaging

9.1.1 Castor Oil Storage

9.1.2 Castor Oil Packaging

9.1.3 Castor Oil Shelf Life

9.2 Castor Oil Transportation & Logistics

9.2.1 Distribution from Farms to Refinery

9.2.2 Transport

9.2.3 Cargo Handling

9.2.4 Density & Volume Expansion

9.2.5 Cargo Securing

9.2.6 Risk Factors & Loss Prevention

Chapter 10 - Prominent Castor Oil Producers

10.1 Producers in India

10.2 Producers in China

10.3 Producers in Brazil

10.4 Other Suppliers

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