Soy adhesives are being used to make decorative hardwood panels used in cabinetry, millwork, fixtures and furniture. The North Carolina-based manufacturer, Columbia Forest Products, reports they have made 60 million of the American-made soy-based panels.
Composite panels have been designated for federal procurement preference by USDA’s BioPreferred program.
A credit toward the United States Green Building Council’s LEED certification may be earned if composite wood products used within the interior of a building do not contain added urea-formaldehyde resins.
Learn more about who is using decorative panels:
Columbia Forest Products – PureBond® hardwood plywood made with a soy-based formaldehyde-free adhesive.
(The wood panels can be purchased through PureBond’s wholesale distributor network as well as at retail outlets like Home Depot. Fabricated products are available through a variety of companies, including those participating in PureBond®’s Fabricator Network.)
This product list is provided for information only. The United Soybean Board does not endorse, promote or make any representations regarding any specific product mentioned herein.