Where Sustainable Solutions Start
Airable Research Lab leverages decades of experience and knowledge in the soybean industry to create innovative and sustainable solutions in research and product development through bio-based chemistry.
Mention soybeans, and most people think of commodities: cooking oil, soy milk, tofu. But these versatile legumes play a much larger—and growing—role in a green economy. Soy-based alternatives to existing products and processes can provide significant advantages in terms of cost, function, and sustainability.
Airable Research Lab has been at the forefront of soy-based research and development for over 20 years. We partner with companies to explore ideas for using soybeans to upgrade a product—or better yet, invent something entirely new! Through every commercial development stage, Airable Research Lab works hand in hand with our partners, developing solutions tailored to client needs.
Airable has synthesized carbonated soy-based products. These materials transform CO2 into useful bio-based cyclic carbonates that may be used in non-isocyanate polyurethanes. Our carbonated soy product has high (78%) bio renewable content and sequesters CO2, providing a more sustainable feedstock.
Soy-Based Structural Adhesive
Airable Research Lab has developed a BPA-free structural adhesive with high bio-based content, addressing the market demand for adhesives from sustainable sources. Researchers have demonstrated proof-of-principle with this two-part epoxy acrylate, and the first round of testing shows promising results.
Airable Research Lab has developed a urethane-modified soy-based fatty acid ester that can substitute for petroleum-based chemicals, enabling a variety of low-cost and low-toxicity products. SAXETHANE has potential applications as an additive for stoving and air-drying enamels, thixotropic modifiers for solvent-based paints, friction reducers, and plasticizers.
Wet Patch Roof Leak Repair
Airable Research Lab has developed a soy-based replacement for the petroleum-based solvents in roof patch leak repair consumer products. Leveraging the power of soy, our roof patch formulation replaces ~25% of the raw materials sourced from petroleum and is low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Acrylated Epoxidized Soy Methyl Ester
Airable Research Lab has synthesized a renewable, soy-based acrylate monomer that can substitute for petroleum-based chemicals, enabling a variety of low-cost and low-toxicity products.
High-Melting Soy Wax
Airable Research Lab has synthesized a soy-based wax that can replace higher-melting wax in formulations. The bio-based wax provides an alternative to petroleum-based products or imported materials, such as high-performance carnauba, paraffin, and montan waxes. Airable’s unique wax is made from widely available renewable resources, allowing for effective and stable supply chains.
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