Established in 2003 and based in Springdale, Ark., the company helps make everyday products better for the world by using polyols made from farm-grown plants instead of petrochemicals.
Some biobased products are easy to recognize. Soy-biobased cleaning products, inks, paint, greases and oils, are all finished products. Others are not as obvious because they are an ingredient, rather than a finished product. For example, soy polyols are used to make foam and other materials such as coatings, binders, sealants and adhesives. In turn, these materials are used to make components for complex finished products we use every day, such as mattresses, furniture and even cars.
Biobased manufacturers and government representatives joined the United Soybean Board (USB) on June 17 & 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. to discuss their roles in reversing America’s petroleum-laden past and accelerating the nation’s biobased future.
Biobased products event promotes renewable, sustainable choices for America. The 2014 Biobased Stakeholders' Dialogue was held June 17-18, 2014, on The George Washington University campus in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from experts in USDA's BioPreferred program, federal procurement and sustainability professionals, millenials and a host of representatives in the biobased industry.
Appalachian State University (ASU) undergraduate Emily Porter prepares panels for Maison Reciprocity. ASU's team was selected to participate in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe and used soy-based, formaldehyde-free plywood as part of the project.
Headaches and nasal irritation are a common complaint among fleet maintenance staff at the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) after using adhesive removers and other harsh chemicals. That’s why they were pleased to learn about a soy-biobased alternative that not only got the job done well, but did it without the adverse side-effects.