Linseed oil, also known as Flaxseed oil, is is a yellow coloured compound extracted by pressing dried flax plant seeds. It is an edible oil widely used as a nutritional supplement which is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that appears to be beneficial for heart disease
Linseed oil is also used as a major painting compound that binds paint material, contains it and makes it extra glossy and shiny. Its natural characteristic of drying upon application comes in handy for efficient wood finish. . It is used in various industries as Paint industry, Ink and Printing industry, Coating industry, Adhesive industry.
The production methods of linseed oil are generally oil pressing (hot pressing & cold pressing) and oil extraction (Refining).