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Soybeans: a promising raw material for composites

News International-French

6 Mar 2013

JEC Europe 2013 -United Soybean Board to present current industrial uses of soy in the composites and automotive markets.

Increasing concerns about the price volatility of petrochemicals, growing regulation surrounding the use of petrochemicals, and escalating petroleum prices are concerns that worldwide manufacturers have in producing composites. Adding to that are public concerns about environmental issues, such as human health and global warming. As a result, manufacturers are turning to raw materials based on renewable resources. One that offers a number of advantages is soy.


Current industrial uses of soy in the composites and automotive markets will be introduced at JEC Europe 2013. Technology that is currently under development or in the early stages of commercialization by the United Soybean Board, a United States farmer organization, will be showcased. This development of soybeans as a raw material is funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) in the market areas of plastics, fibres, adhesives, coatings, inks, solvents, paper, rubber and commodity chemicals.


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