Soybean oil is economical and abundantly available from soybeans sustainably grown in the United States. The hydrophobic nature of this bio-based raw material is a dominant performance attribute in a multitude of coatings applications.
Battelle is developing a biobased resin that delivers high performance in a product that cures at temperatures low enough to be used on wood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and many types of plastics.
AgriEsters (methyl soyate, palm and coconut esters) are a new, low-cost alternative that can help emulsify old solvent-based resins (bead acrylics, oil-based alkyds and polyterpenes), giving formulators new alternatives.
Tennant Company, a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, announces the launch of the floor care industry’s first known sustainable urethane floor coatings that are 50 percent soy plant-based and specifically designed for manufacturing, industrial and warehousing facilities.