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Checkoff Helps Bring 45 New Soy-Based Products to Marketplace

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:13:09 CST

Checkoff Helps Bring 45 New Soy-Based Products to Marketplace

Soybeans are a very versatile crop that can help meet the world’s needs for food, feed, fuel - and 45 new products brought to the marketplace this year with the help of the soy checkoff.

“These 45 products represent 45 new ways of enhancing the market for our soybeans,” says Russ Carpenter, a soy checkoff farmer-leader from Trumansburg, N.Y. “All of the products the checkoff helped develop this year and in past years, including some that we can use on our farms, come together to create a valuable market for our soy.”

The checkoff provides funding to manufacturers of industrial and consumer products to research, develop and commercialize new products that contain soy. Partnerships like these have helped bring hundreds of new soy products to the marketplace, dramatically increasing demand for U.S. soy oil in the process.

This year’s list includes new additions to some popular soy-based product categories, such as foam, candle wax and elevator fluids. But it also includes products in some completely new categories like paintballs, gel mattress filling and nail-polish remover.

Industrial demand, including biodiesel manufacturing, is on a steep upward trend. In the last 10 years, industrial uses for soy have grown almost fivefold.

Manufacturers use soy oil as a replacement for petrochemicals to make their products more renewable and more environmentally friendly while maintaining or, in some cases, exceeding performance. Soy products are often more biodegradable and contain fewer volatile organic compounds than traditional products.

The new soy-based products introduced in 2012 as a result of soy checkoff support include the following:


BetaFoam™ Renue - new cavity-sealing foam made with 25 percent renewable soy oil - Dow Automotive Systems

AGROL® Prime, Star, Platinum and AO+ - four new soy-based polyurethane products from BioBased Technologies®, LLC. - Prime is slated for flexible slabstock formulations

Soypex™ 100 - soy-based replacement of paraffin wax for candles - Galata Chemicals, Inc.

Drapex® Alpha - a primary biobased plasticizer as a replacement for phthalate plasticizers in polyvinyl polymers - Galata Chemicals, LLC

reFlex™ 100 - a biobased plasticizer as a replacement for phthalate plasticizers based on Battelle Institute technology and developed with ADM and the PolyOne Corporation, this product has been recognized by the USDA Biopreferred program and given a 94 percent biobased label

Impact Gel™ - use of epoxidized soy oil to produce an impact gel for a variety of bedding applications - Impact Gel® Corporation

VikoFlex™ 7010 - phthalate-free soy-based plasticizer - Arkema, Inc.

InnoGreen™ Polyurethanes - a new family of 30-40 percent soy-based polyurethane cast elastomer systems - Innovative Polymers, Inc.


Soy Paint and Soy Stain & Varnish - used for creative art products - formulated by New Century Coatings and sold by Delta Creative, Inc.

Beckosol™ AQ - family of soy-based alkyd latex resins to be used in architectural paints and road markings - Reichhold Chemicals

Ultimate Polyurethane - soy acrylic/polyurethane clear coat for interior wood applications - Rust-Oleum

G.E.T. Biobased Mastic - soy-based zero VOC roof mastic - developed by Niemann & Associates for Green Eagle Technologies, LLC

RAP 4 Eco Friendly Field Paintballs - soy oil to partially replace polyethylene glycol in paintballs - Real Action Paint Ball, Inc.

Soyanol™ - soy-based plasticizer for waterborne acrylics - Soy Technologies, LLC

Soyanol™ Cuticle Oil - soy-based product that is part of a healthy treatment system for nails - Soy Technologies, LLC

Soyanol™ 1000E - soy-based additive for paints and coatings - Soy Technologies, LLC

Lead Out™ - soy methyl ester-based paint stripper for safe lead paint removal - Franmar Chemical, Inc.

Soyanol™ NPR-6 - soy-methyl-ester-based nail polish remover - Soy Technologies, LLC

Soyanol™ 5000X-TB - soy-methyl-ester-based stain and paint thinner - Soy Technologies, LLC

Timber OXGreen™ - soy-based wood stain - Timber Ox, Inc.

Greenway™ - soy-methyl-ester-based printing ink cleaner for UV and air-dried inks - Franmar Chemical, Inc.

Green Again™ - soy-methyl-ester-based printing screen wash for textile inks - Franmar Chemical, Inc.

Versagen™ 100 - methyl soyate industrial solvent - Griffin Industries, LLC

Versage™ 100-D - distilled low-color methyl soyate industrial solvent - Griffin Industries, LLC.


TRANSFORM™ - soy-based wood for fabricating building products such as furniture - e2e Materials®


Industrial Grade Propylene Glycol - for use in antifreeze and as a chemical intermediate for plastics, coatings, etc. - Evolution Chemicals from ADM

USP Grade Propylene Glycol - for use in food and pharmaceuticals - Evolution Chemicals from ADM

EAS™ - sulfate-enhanced soy-oil-based substrate for groundwater bioremediation - EOS Remediation, LLC

VOS™ - soy-oil-based bioremediation substrate for soils - EOS Remediation, LLC

EOS XR™ - emulsified soy oil extended-release substrate for groundwater bioremediation - EOS Remediation, LLC

BioPCM™ - mats filled with hydrogenated soy oil that store and release energy slowly - Phase Energy Solutions

AgriTech® Soy Based Elevator Fluid ATSO268 - Bunge North America

AgriTech® Soy Based Elevator Fluid ATSO232 - Bunge North America

ZEP® Professional Penetrating Lubicant - ZEP® Superior Solutions

Bio-Blast™ Penetrating Lubricant - Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Bio-Extreme™ HT - an oven/chain lubricant - Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Bio-Air Tool™ Lube, ISO 32 - Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Sprayon® CD™ 406 Eco-Grade™ Soy Degreaser- Sprayon®

Tri-Flow® Superior Soy™ Lubricant - a bicycle lubricant - Tri-Flow Lubricants

Biokleen™ Soy Lube SL-100 - a household lubricant - Bi-O-Kleen Industries, Inc.

Nutek Green Simply Soy™ Lubricating Cloth Wipes Canister - BET-0020 - Nutek® Green



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