Castor Oil

Castor Oil is a vegetable oil, pressed from the castor plant with unique properties for the chemical industry.


A commercially manufactured vegetable oil, derived from the castor plant, which contains a minimum of 85 % ricinoleic acid. This property makes it an essential feedstock in a broad variety of industrial applications. Particularly the active hydroxyl group on the twelfths carbon atom creates the inimitable characteristics. Due to castor oil´s outstanding performance as a raw material it is able to capture significant market shares in the oleo chemistry, polymers, surfactants and lubricants industry for example.

HELM AG is the worldwide exclusive marketer of the castor oil production from BIOFIELDS S.A.P.I. de CV in Mexico and holds a 15-year marketing and supply agreement for the entire production capacity. A state of the art production process and specialized cultivation techniques will establish a world scale castor oil production with a capacity of 150,000 MT per year.

Product benefits

  • Renewable raw material
  • Sustainable production
  • Industrialized processes
  • Renewable raw material Sustainable production Industrialized processes Vertically integrated value chain and traceability of the products


  • Bulk in vessels
  • Bulk in road tank cars
  • Bulk in rail tank cars
  • Bulk in Flexi tank containers
  • Bulk in Iso tank containers
  • Drums

Other packaging solutions possible by agreement.

Special services associated with the product:

  • Orderly marketing
  • Global logistics and sales channels
  • Distribution services
  • Downstream product development