CastorOil Based Plastics Used in the LED Lamps Design

Wastberg , a Swedish lighting company, that manufactures economic and energy efficient lighting solutions, has designed a lamp that uses a plastic made with castor bean oil.  Called the Winkel w127, the lamp uses LED lights that are designed to shine for 50,000 hours.

Winkel w127 is manufactured of solid fiberglas reinforced biopolyamide, which is made out of castor oil.

Source: http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/swedish-design-makes-castor-oil-cool.html

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Jayant Agro Joins With Mitsui for Castor Oil Based Polyols Manufacturing

Jayant Agro Organics Ltd, an Indian oleochemical company, have entered into a joint venture agreement with two Japanese firms – Mitsui Chemicals Inc and Itoh Oil Chemicals Co Ltd – for manufacturing castor oil based polyols. The firms are investing in the equity shares of Vithal Castor Polyols Pvt Ltd in the ratio 50:40:10 respectively.

This is a second deal announced by Jayant Agro Organics this year. In April 2013, Jayant Agro entered into an agreement with Arkema, a French chemical company, to form a strategic joint venture through its subsidiary Ihsedu Agrochem Pvt Ltd (Ihsedu). According to the JV agreement, Arkema will acquire around 25% equity stake in Ihsedu. The JV aims to develop castor oil production, which will provide Arkema long term, secure and competitive access to the strategic raw material for the manufacture of its bio-sourced polyamides.

Source: http://t.co/qxeYYTkz1k

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