Sebacic Acid
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General
  • Sebacic acid - Chemical Formula: C10H18O4
  • Sebacic acid is a derivative of castor oil and is white flake or powdered crystal

Industry Profile

  • China does about 90% of world production
  • One of the biggest company in China processes 80,000 MT of caster seeds per annum
  • Sebacic acid finds applications in plasticizers, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, cosmetics, candles...
  • Sebacic acid is also used as an intermediate for aromatics, antiseptics and painting materials.

Potential for Development

  • India is one of the largest producers of castor oil in the world
    Most of this castor oil is exported to developed countries where the oil is processed and sebacic acid produced
  • India imports the acid for industrial use, with substantial loss in foreign exchange.
    Hence there is good potential for the The production of sebacic acid in India
  • Some consultants estimate that plant to produce about 500kgs per day may require an investment of about USD 150000

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