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Oleris® Bio-Based
Esterol A

CAS: 67762-38-3
EC: 267-015-4
REACH: 01-2119471664-32-0076
Product overview

Oleris® Esterol A is a bio-based mixture of C18 (> 75%) fatty acid methyl esters processed from a renewable castor oil source (FAME, VOME). Suitable for use in innovative sustainable design. 

Geographic availability
  • Worldwide

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Chemical name: Esterol A

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


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Features and Certifications

  • Methyl esters of linear fatty acids (>75% C18): 
    saturated and unsaturated, primarily oleate and linoleate
  • Absence of heavy metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Specific and Unique Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP)
  • High flash point
  • Freezing point @ 6°C: If low temperature properties are needed, we recommend using Oleris® Esterol 
  • Carbon neutral (ISO 14040)
  • Readily biodegradable: > 83% after 28 days (> 75% after 10 days ) (OECD 301 F: Oxygen consumption)
  • 100% castor oil origin
  • KOSHER and HALAL certified
  • NSF H1 Certified for lubricants with incidental food contact
  • GMO and BSE-TSE free
  • Conforms to Natural Detergents and Natural Detergents made with organic standard
  • For industrial use only




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.


Used as a 100% bio-based, sustainable, carbon-neutral fluid for applications where the following properties are needed:
  • Readily biodegradable
  • High flash point, high boiling point
  • Heavy metals and PAH-free
  • Good lubricity
  • Sustainable alternative to mineral oils for various industrial applications
Common applications include:


Oleris® Esterol A has a low viscosity and good anti-wear properties and is used as:

  • Lubricity additive in rolling oils
  • Wetting agent in metalworking fluids

Industrial and Construction Applications

Oleris® Esterol A is suitable for use in various industrial and construction applications such as:

  • Concrete mould-release agent
  • Solvent for agrochemical preparations
  • Bio-based plasticizer in coatings and adhesives

  • Sustainable alternative to mineral oils for various industrial applications

Cleaning and degreasing

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

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