SOYBEANS AS FIBER
A sustainable, renewable ingredient
Manufacturers use soybean oil and meal to replace petroleum and other volatile or hazardous ingredients, as well as increase product performance. Soy’s versatility lends itself to being an ingredient in many different products, including rubber, fiber, coatings, solvents, plastics, cosmetics, lubricants and adhesives.
Responding to the need for green options
By using soybean oil or meal as a replacement for petrochemicals, product manufacturers are answering the call for more environmentally friendly products. As an added bonus, manufacturers often find there are performance benefits to using soy-based ingredients, such as increased lubricity, slower evaporation rates and improved water resistance.
Popping up in more places everyday
From shoes to truck tires, soybeans are finding their way into more products.