Product manufacturers are taking note of soy's performance and environmental attributes, says the United Soybean Board, leading to production and commercialization of 38 new soy-based products and ingredients last year.
The list of products developed with soy checkoff support in 2013 includes new additions to some popular soy-based product categories, such as coatings, adhesives and plastics. It also includes soy-based ingredients that could be used in countless new products.
Dale Profit, a soy checkoff farmer-leader and soybean farmer from Van Wert, Ohio, recognizes the value-added prospects of industrial soy use.
"USB is helping discover other products that can be made from soy to add to farmers' bottom lines," says Profit. "These products are good for the farmer, the customer and all the people in between."
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Soybean meal's primary use remains animal feed, while most soybean oil goes to human food, Profit adds. But versatile soy can also help manufacturers replace petrochemicals and possible carcinogens in their products. Soy-based products are more renewable and environmentally friendly and in some cases, perform better.
New soy-based products and ingredients introduced in 2013 as a result of USB support include:
MASEO (Maleinated Acrylated Epoxidized Soybean Oil) – A soybean-oil-based resin used to make plastic. It is made by Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.
Innergy Rigid Thermal Reinforcements – A fiberglass and soy-based urethane insert that slides into window frames for greater support and insulation. It is marketed by Deceuninck North America.
INFIGREEN Recycled Polyols – Produced by Emery Oleochemicals, and are used in foam seats of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.
SoBind Balance – By DuPont is used in coatings and adhesives.
Varathane Diamond Floor – A wood-floor coating containing soy flour. It is made by Rust-Oleum.
G.E.T. Biobased Safety Yellow – A zero-volatile-organic-compound coating that contains soybean oil, biodiesel glycerin and soy methyl ester. It is made by Niemann & Associates.
ProClassic – A multipurpose water-based soy acrylic alkyd primer, satin deck and siding product line made by Sherwin-Williams.
Pro-Park – A soy- based parking-lot paint by Sherwin-Williams.
Meta-Tec Products – Soy-based adhesive products for floor-covering installations, including carpet, resilient flooring and wood adhesives. They are made by W.F. Taylor Company.
PSA64MA – A soy-based material by Applied Protein Systems that is used in adhesives on paper cones where yarn and thread are wound.
Millenium One Step Green Insulation Adhesive – A soy-based, all-weather adhesive by ADCO used to install flooring.
Elemental – A soy-based wood-composite adhesive that is formaldehyde-free. It is available from States Industries.
PSA35MA – A soy-based material used to coat paperboard. It is made by Applied Protein Systems.
SUNKOTE AU 4203 and 4240 – Soy-based products that are used as lubricants for paper and paperboard coatings. They are made by Omnova Solutions.
Armeen S – A corrosion inhibitor for oilfields that is made by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC.
Ethomeen S/12 – A cleansing surfactant for oilfields and dry cleaning that is made by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC.
Arquad SV 60 PG – A foaming, antistatic, emulsifier, wetting agent used in laundry products from Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry.
Larostat 264A – An antistatic material that holds textile products together. It is made by BASF Corp.
Agnique SBO 10 – A soybean oil used in agricultural products, manufactured by BASF Corp.
Comperlan VOD – A thickener for personal-care products from BASF Corp.
Prifac 8953 – An emulsifying agent for household products. It is made by Croda, Inc.
HY-3200 Emulsiyfing Soy Wax – By Dow Corning Corp, a material that allows ingredients in personal-care products to smoothly blend together.
SERADOX NAD 20 – By Elementis Specialties, is an antistatic material for softening and smoothly blending personal-care products.
LAMCHEM PE-130 K – Improves the taste of food products and also serves as a pressure lubricant on metals. It is made by Lambent Technologies Corp.
Lipovol SOY – Adds a soft, smooth skin-feel to personal care products. It is made by Lipo Chemicals, Inc.
Chemonic SI-7Surfacant – Builds the thickness of personal-care products and stabilizes foam. It is made by Lubrizol Corp.
Schercomid SLL – Thickens personal care products. It is made by Lubrizol Corp.
Schercoquat SOAS-PG – A hair conditioner for personal care products made by Lubrizol Corp.
Quatrex S Conditioning Agent – A conditioning agent for personal-care products,made by Lubrizol Corp.
Amidex S Surfactant – Helps create personal-care products that foam and feel like soap. It is made by Lubrizol Corp.
Chembetaine S-FA Surfactant – Adds special properties for personal-care products. It is manufactured and marketed by Lubrizol Corp.
Chemoxide SO Surfactant – Offsets hard water in household/personal-care products. It is made byLubrizol Corp.
Potassium Soyate – A soy soap with glycerin as a moisturizer, made by Lubrizol Corp.
ACCOSOFT 750 – Used as a fabric softener for laundry products. It is made by Stepan Company.
PETROSTEP Q-50S – A unique ingredient used in oilfields as a down-hole corrosion inhibitor. It is made by Stepan Company.
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SoBind HARMONY, Impression and CLARITY – Soy polymers that replace harsh synthetic and animal-based ingredients in a variety of products to make the products thicker, smoother and more colorful. They are made by DuPont.