Rizinus (castor) is a natural product, cultivated from the seeds of the tropical “wonder tree” (ricinus communis) a kind of wolfs milfoil. The oil is extracted from the seeds by a mechanical pressing process. The castor oil obtained is further processed in granulate form and processed as a bio-plastic in the case of the essence watch.
Rizinus in watch manufacturing
The material is supplied by BASF, is used, for the first time in the watch industry. Castor oil is increasingly becoming an important bio-based raw material and is sustainable and eco-friendly.