The research and developmet of new products and materials made from soybeans continues to be a priority for the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the soybean checkoff.
OSC has also launched an initiative to promote the use of bioproducts already available in the marketplace for use in homes and offices. Visit www.soyinside.org to learn more.
Soy-based Powder Coatings
|Polyols from Soybean Oil
Polyols are used in the production of polyurethane products such as foams and resins. Due to ever increasing petroleum costs, alternative chemical feed stocks such as soybean oil may be a cost effective replacement.
Vegetable-based (soybean oil) bio-lubricants could provide a viable alternative to petroleum lubricants in many applications. Work is being done to develop low cost lubricants with acceptable performance characteristics to use in engine oils, hydraulic oils, greases and others.
This research was aimed toward development of a cost-effective soybean oil-derived plasticizer for use in the processing of PVC resins. The goal is to meet hte need for a cost-effective, non-toxic, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-derived plasticizers.
A soy-based toner was developed for use in printers, copiers and fax machines. The petroleum-based toners presently used are difficult to remove from paper when it is recycled. Soy-based toner is easier and costs less to remove.