Linseed Oil is a yellowish oil that is edible and can be acquired via the procedure of cold pressing. It can also be extracted from the flex seeds and can be used as a stand-alone preservative for natural rope, concrete and wood. The oil has a positive affect in heart diseases due to its omega-3 fatty acid content. Also called as flax oil or flax-seed oil, this colorless to yellowish lipid, acquired from solvent extraction is a drying oil, which can polymerize into a concrete form. On account of its polymer-forming properties, Linseed Oil can be utilized on its own or can be alloyed with combinations of other resins, oils or solvents.
This is a common carrier that is utilized in oil paint, can also be utilized as the painting medium, which make oil paints more glossy, fluid and transparent.
Works as a traditional glazing putty and sealant for the glass windows, which can harden within a few weeks of its use and can then be painted over.
When utilized as a wood finish, Linseed Oil can be slowly dried and enable easily repairing.
Used as a sizing in conventional oil gilding, so as to adhere sheets of gold leaf to a substance (canvas, parchment).
Nutritional food and supplement
Functional as a nutritional supplement, this works as an optimal source of α-Linolenic acid, which is traditionally eaten with quark and potatoes. It has a hearty taste, which raises the flavor of quark.
Health advantages of Linseed Oil
Technical Details :
|Density||0.93 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)|
|Storage Temp.||Room Temp|
|Air & Water Reactions||Insoluble in water.|
|Chemical Properties||Yellow to dark amber liquid with a paint-like odour|