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kapok-oil

Kapok seed oil

Kapok seed oil is a pressed seed oil, from the seeds of the kapok (Silk-cotton tree). It has a yellow color and a pleasant, mild odor and taste.. It has similar characteristics to cottonseed oil. It becomes rancid quickly when exposed to air. Kapok oil is produced in India, Indonesia and Malaysia. It has an iodine value of 85-100, which makes it a nondrying oil. This means that it does not dry out significantly when exposed to the air.. Kapok oil has some potential as a biofuel and in paint preparation.

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