Luxury Jersey Chooses EVO by Fulgar

After sportswear and casualwear, high end fashion textiles sector is showing interest towards sustainability. Italian’s leading producer of high quality knitted fabrics, Luxury Jersey has chosen to partner with Fulgar, for the creation of its most recent product, NAL0064 made with EVO, the innovative bio-based yarn by Fulgar.fabrics_215648

EVO, an innovative biobased yarn developed by Fulgar is made from castor oil. It is suitable for any textile application and ideal for sportswear. It is ultra-light, super stretch and extremely breathable.

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Shiny Leaf’s New Premium Castor Oil for Cosmetics Industry

Shiny Leaf, a US based cosmetics company recently launched premium castor oil as part of the company’s new line of essential oils. The new premium oil has received much attention among Amazon customers since the start of its sale online. It has also become a hit among beauty experts all over the world.images

Castor oil is an essential oil and has many applications including slowing down the signs of skin aging by providing moisture, prevent stretch marks, good hair growth, etc.

In recent years, many large companies have launched castor oil based cosmetics products, which shows that castor oil will play a major role in cosmetics industry in future.

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Castor Yield Doubles to 4,000 Kg per Hectare under SEA’s Program

Castor seed yield has doubled from 2000 kg to 4000kg/hectare in two villages of Gujarat under SEA’s castor seed development program.castoroil-seed

Buoyed by the success, SEA will be extending this program to Rajasthan. While the first program saw sowing over 300 hectares, under the extended program SEA aims at castor sowing on over 1,500 hectares of land.

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Adani Wilmar Looks To Break India’s High-End Castor Oil Derivatives Jinx

India, the market leader in production and supply of castor seed and castor oil may soon capture a major share in castor derivatives market with companies like Adani Wilmar and Royal Castor Products engaging in second- and third-generation castor seed and castor oil derivatives production and exports.castor-oil-800067

According to industry experts, high technology cost has been the major reason for India in not capturing a large share of the global derivatives market. In the derivatives segment, there is a huge potential for India and focusing more on marketing also could help India shine in castor derivatives market.

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New Castor Oil Based Polymeric Nanoparticles

Renewable resources are gaining special attention as substitutes for petroleum based products. Thus biobased polymers obtained from vegetable oils present a good, green alternative to fossil based polymers in terms of biodegradability and toxicity, thereby allowing their application for high value added and/or biomedical purposes.images

In this study, Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) and thiol-ene miniemulsion polymerization method was followed to synthesize high molecular weight polymers. In addition to the chemical reactions leading to synthesis of high molecular weight polymers, miniemulsion polymerization method enabled the production of polymeric nanoparticles with unique characteristics and vast commercial interest.

Characteristic studies revealed that the synthesized nanoparticles did not present any cytotoxic effect on murine fibroblast (L929) and human cervical cancer (HeLa) cells and showed high blood biocompatibility.

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Bio-polyamide Market to Grow Well in the Coming Years

Biopolyamides market is estimated to grow well in the coming years till 2025. Undecanoic acid and sebacic acid derived from castor oil are among the most dominant raw materials used in the production of bio based polyamide. Owing to the eco logical benefits, bio based polyamides are gaining acceptance and are anticipated to be the fastest growing product segment during the coming years.Sebacic_acid_3D_ball

Automotives is the largest application segment for polyamide and the trend is expected to continue in the near future. Demand for polyamide in packaging applications is expected to outdo other application segments in terms of growth rate during the coming years.

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