Biodegradable oils: Oligomers and Polymers from Green Frix
Our Belgian partner Green Frix S. A. is an expert for plasma-based crosslinking of vegetable oils. The treatment with plasma creates reactive centres in the fatty acid molecules of the natural oils, making them able to react with one another and become crosslinked. By targetedly choosing the parameters (type, intensity, and duration of the plasma treatment), Green Frix can achieve any desired properties. Thus, oligomers can be produced with defined viscosities in the range from 68 to 6,000 mm²/s. Various level of shear-thinning behaviour complete the set of performances of Green Frix products. In addition, it is possible to introduce new functional or even reactive groups, such as hydroxy or phosphate groups. Green Frix is continually expanding its portfolio, and makes development products at customer request.
The oils and oligomers are already being used successfully in the following applications:
- Greases (high-viscosity)
- Food-safe lubricants
The table below shows the Fadol series, listed by viscosity of the products. You can find out more about other physicochemical properties and details on NSF and LuSC listing in the linked overview.
|Product name||Kinematic viscosity at 40 °C (mm²/s)||Viscosity index||Bio-degradability (OECD 301 B)||Non-Newtonian behaviour|
|Fadol 68||61.2 - 74.8||>200||>60%||Nein|
|Fadol 100||90.0 - 110||>200||>60%||Nein|
|Fadol 220||198 - 242||>210||>60%||Nein|
|Fadol 320||288 - 352||>210||>60%||Nein|
|Fadol 500||450 – 550||>215||>60%||Nein|
|Fadol 800||720 – 880||240<…<280||>60%||Ja|
|Fadol 1000||900 – 1100||240<…<290||>60%||Ja|
|Fadol 1500||1350 – 1650||270<…<310||>60%||Ja|
|Fadol 2000||1800 – 2200||280<…<330||>60%||Ja|
|Fadol 2300||2070 – 2530||280<…<340||>60%||Ja|
|Fadol 3000||2700 – 3300||300<…<360||>60%||Ja|
|Fadol 6000||5400 - 6600||>350||>60%||Ja|
With the growing importance of sustainable raw materials and increasing regulatory challenges, these natural oils and oligomers offer a particular advantage for their biodegradability of at least 60%.
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