The Ohio Soybean Council seeks partners who can manufacture scaled quantities of Soy-PK resin to enable supply of lab-scale and pilot scale quantities.
Soy-PK (CAS# 1973457-12-3) is a proprietary soy-based resin developed to replace Bisphenol-A (BPA) based resins. Soy-PK is reactive with many cross linkers (amino resin, polymeric isocyanates and acrylates) and capable of forming coatings that match the performance of BPA based coatings.
Foam obtained using Soy-PK resin
Features and Benefits
Bio based resin derived from soybean oil with significantly improved properties compared to alkyds and conventional oleoresins
Enhanced chemical and corrosion resistance compared to traditional bio based resins
Forms more stable bonds during crosslinking as opposed to less stable esters or urethane linkages
Excellent pot life
Easy to formulate with traditional coating solvents
Enhanced cure kinetics over traditional bio-based resins
Drop in replacement for BPA and phenolics in many coating applications
No detectable level of estrogenic activity and anti-estrogenic activity in BG1Luc assay
Versatile resin for making coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and foams
The goal is to enable production of 1-20 kg quantities of liquid resin to be able to offer resin samples for development projects. Ideally, a production partner could also scale up their process to provide larger quantities as demand increases.
Soy-PK is produced by a solvent-free acetoacetylation of soybean oil.
Key success Criteria
Manufacturing partners should have:
Capabilities to conduct organic/polymer reactions
Capabilities to handle high-viscosity materials
The ability to produce 1-kg or 20-kg quantities of liquid resin, preferably with possibility of scaling to 100-kg to 1000-kg quantities as demand increases
The ability to control manufacturing process to generate a consistent certificate of analysis specifying key physical properties such as viscosity, density, and molecular weight
Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, manufacturing partners such as:
Contract chemistry laboratories—private or academic—who are only able to produce one kg lab scale quantities
Tolling companies that can produce 10-20 kg quantities
Chemical processing companies that produce > 100 kg quantities
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