Status: Need is Closed

Seeking Manufacturer for Soy-Based Resin

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Need was closed on
Jan 11

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

For more information about the resin, see data package at:

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

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
Due Date
Sep 30
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Barry McGraw
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Kevin Andrews
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