Hydrogenated Castor Oil Fatty Acid (HCOFA / 12-HSA)


Castor Oil flow chart

Hydrogenated castor oil is reacted with caustic soda and sulfuric acid in a chemical splitting process to yield Hydrogenated castor oil fatty acid (HCOFA) along with co-products glycerine and sodium sulfate. HCOFA is also commonly known as 12-HSA (12-hydroxy stearic acid) as the 12-HSA fatty acid is the major component of HCOFA.

Grades of HCOFA:

  • Flakes
  • Powder

Applications of HCOFA:

  • Lubricants: Premium quality greases.
  • Cosmetics: Creams, ointments.
  • Paints: Resins for high quality automotive, appliance and metal decorative finishes.
  • Rubber & PVC: Activator and lubricant.


  • Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd.
  • Royal Castor Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Adani Wilmar
  • Vertellus
  • Tianxing Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
  • N.K. Proteins Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gokul Agro Resources Ltd.
  • Gokul Agri International Ltd.
  • CastorGirnar Industries Pvt. Ltd.