ST. LOUIS (January 27, 2016) – Last year, the soy checkoff partnered with researchers to develop 29 new soy-based products that replace petrochemicals and help manufacturers meet sustainability objectives. These products, and hundreds of others developed with checkoff support, add value to U.S. soy and expand its market potential.
“At a time when prices are low, it’s more important than ever to increase demand for U.S. soy,” says checkoff farmer-leader Jim Domagalski, a soybean farmer from Columbus, Michigan. “Part of that is finding new ways to use it.”
Products developed with checkoff support in 2015 include an insulating foam that helps green building contractors earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification, soy-based adhesives that replace formaldehyde without compromising quality, lubricants and solvents that reduce reliance on petrochemicals, and rubber belting that farmers can use in their equipment.
New uses have helped farmers increase demand for U.S. soy from 14 million bushels in 2003 to more than 111 million bushels in 2013. This sales trajectory is expected to continue as a result of the soy checkoff’s ongoing commitment to support the discovery of new soy technologies and share previous research findings that companies use to create more sustainable products.
Click here to browse USB’s Soy Products Guide, an online catalog of the thousands of currently available soy-based products, ingredients and manufacturers. New soy-based products and ingredients introduced in 2015 as a result of checkoff support include:
Best Rest Eco Lux™ – a soy-foam mattress by Best Rest USA
HeatLox XT™ – insulating foam for buildings by Demilec, Inc.
U-Pack 5310™ – foam-in-place packaging foam by WFI Global
UCore+™ – foam used to insulate plastic window frames by WFI Global
WCCO Conveyor Belt – soy-and-rubber belting by WCCO Belting, Inc.
Natural Environmental Barrier® – a new coating by Green Eagle Technologies
ProSoy 7460™ – a soy-protein-based pigment binder for water-based flexographic and gravure inks. by Applied Protein Systems
SOYAD Adhesive™ – an adhesive used in the manufacture of hardwood plywood by Solenis
Acous-Tec Adhesive™ – an adhesive used to manufacture acoustic panels by W. F. Taylor
ProSoy 4410™ – a soy-protein-based adhesive for paper substrates by Applied Protein Systems
ProSoy 4315™ – a soy-based additive that can replace phenol formaldehyde in wood adhesives by Applied Protein Systems
ProSoy 5452™ – a soy-protein-based binder and additive for paper and paperboard coatings by Applied Protein Systems
ProSoy 5820™ – a lower cost soy-based binder and additive for paper and paperboard coatings Applied Protein Systems
Elevance Clean™ 1000 – a solvent for industrial formulations by Elevance Renewable Services
Elevance Clean™ 1200 – a solvent for industrial formulations by Elevance Renewable Services
STEPOSOL SB-W® – a solvent for degreasing that also acts as a lubricating agent by STEPAN Company
STEPOSOL SB-D® – a solvent for degreasing by STEPAN Company
Elevance Concert GC-350™ – a processing aid for lithium grease manufacture by Elevance Renewable Sciences
Soy Lube SL 100™ – a soy-based lubricant by BioKleen
BioLube SD™ – a soy-based lubricant by Synalloy and Manufacturers Chemicals LLC
OTHER INDUSTRIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Me-Pro™ – a soy-based aquaculture feed by Prairie Aquatech
Me-Pro Plus™ – an enhanced soy-based aquaculture feed by Prairie Aquatech
PETROSTEP Q-50S® – a down-hole corrosion inhibitor for oil wells by STEPAN Company
NatureWax® – premium candle wax by Elevance Renewable Sciences
Elevance Soft CG-100® – emollients for personal care products by Elevance Renewable Sciences
Elevance Smooth CS-100® – a film-forming material for personal care products by Elevance Renewable Sciences
Defoamer Soy™ – a defoaming agent by Synalloy and Manufacturers Chemicals LLC
Defoamer Eco Care™ – a defoaming agent by Synalloy and Manufacturers Chemicals LLC
American Soybean Wax™ – a candle-making staple by Swan Creek Candle Company
The 70 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds to increase the value of U.S. soybean meal and oil, to ensure U.S. soybean farmers and their customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate, and to meet the needs of U.S. soy’s customers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff.
Source: Unitedsoybean.org, 2016-01-27.
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