Airable Research Lab has several market-ready technologies available for licensing. We are also interested in partnering with organizations to customize and commercialize any of these products. For additional information on any technology, click on the image or contact us.
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.
Airable Research Lab has developed a degradable soy-based ester polyol. Polyols are commonly used in the production of polyesters and polyurethanes, which are found in a range of applications such as foams, automotive and aircraft coatings, windows sealants, electrical components, rollers, belts, wheels, beddings, and furniture cushioning.
Airable Research Lab has developed a soy-based hardener for use in epoxy resins. Hardeners are commonly used to crosslink and cure epoxides in adhesives and thermoset materials. This curing agent has 50% bio-based content, providing a greener alternative for adhesive formulators.
Airable Research Lab has synthesized a renewable, soy-based oil that can replace silicone oil in formulations. The product can be used as a low-temperature silicone replacement in formulations (polishes and lubricants), with broad potential applicability, from home DIY projects to industrial uses.
After prolonged exposure to the weather, concrete surfaces become damaged and discolored. Airable has developed a soy-based concrete sealant that acts as a water repellent when applied to porous surfaces. In lab testing, Airable’s sealant demonstrated improved water repellency over similar commercially available products.
Soy Ionic Liquid
Airable has developed a soy-based ionic liquid for extracting critical materials, such as rare earth elements. Many commercially available ionic liquids contain hazardous and toxic inorganic anions and have poor biodegradability. Airable’s soy-based formulation maintains good performance while addressing environmental concerns.
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.
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.
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.
Surfactants are essential to enhanced oil recovery (EOR), but most of these agents are toxic and expensive. Soy-based surfactants, the result of a research collaboration, provide the...
Airable Research Lab has developed a multifunctional soy-based fatty acid ester that can substitute for petroleum-based chemicals, enabling a variety of low-cost and low-toxicity products. SAXE-ONE has potential applications as a paint stripper or lubricant, as well as other industrial applications that entail extreme exposure conditions (temperature, pH, microbes, and corrosive environments). The product can also be used as a starting material for making acrylate monomers, friction reducers, plasticizers, and linear alpha olefins.