ST. LOUIS, MO – Due in part to the United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. soybean research and promotion program known as The Soybean Checkoff, 32 new soy-based products hit the market in 2010. The USB provides funding to industrial partners to research, develop and commercialize products containing soy.

The USB focuses its research on several target areas, including adhesives, coatings, printing inks, lubricants, plastics, fibers, solvents and emerging industrial products. While the products represent a diverse range of categories, all represent sustainable, bio-based alternatives to petrochemicals.

Each new soy-based product represents the culmination of a three- to five-year process that began with researchers presenting their ideas for new soy technology to USB farmer-directors.