Commercialized Products

Airable Research Lab is founded on a successful history of soy-based technology R&D. For years, our experienced researchers have partnered with industry and academia to develop and commercialize products that meet the escalating demand for sustainable products that don’t compromise on performance.

Roof Maxx™

A USDA Certified Biobased Product, Roof Maxx is an earth-friendly, effective, and affordable alternative to roof replacement or the application of traditional roof sealants. The product uses Soy-Fusion Technology to extend the life of roofing shingles, reducing waste and conserving valuable resources—for a cost significantly lower than roof replacement. Roof Maxx received fourth place in the “Bio-Based Material of the Year 2018” Innovation Awards.

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Roof Maxx™

Scale Inhibitor

Airable partnered with LFS Chemistry to develop a soy-based scale-inhibiting additive that prevents the buildup of calcium scale in water systems, with specific applications in the oil and gas industry.

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Scale Inhibitor

DeWalt Bar & Chain Oil

Airable worked with Stanley Black & Decker to develop the soy-based DeWalt Bar & Chain Oil. It’s the first bar and chain oil in North America to hold a USDA certified mark and is certified ultimate biodegradable. The product has been independently tested and shown to outperform petroleum.

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DeWalt Bar & Chain Oil

Soy-Based Polyol

This bio-based technology replaces oil-based polyols used to produce adhesives, both rigid and flexible foams, and polyurethane coatings. The polyol can be used in a range of products—from furniture to vehicles to paints—at a similar price point to fossil-fuel-based solutions. Product performance, too, is superior, while the final product’s environmental footprint is reduced. Airable Research Lab teamed with Battelle Memorial Institute to develop the soy-based polyol, which received a 2007 R&D 100 Award, and ultimately licensed the technology to Emery Oleochemicals.

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Soy-Based Polyol

Soy-Based Plasticizer

Airable Research Lab partnered with Battelle Memorial Institute to develop a bio-based alternative to materials traditionally derived from petroleum-based feedstocks. The soy-based additive provides the final products with flexibility and durability comparable to those that use phthalate esters—but with a path to sustainability. The soy-based plasticizer, which was licensed to PolyOne™ and branded reFlex™, has been used in a range of products—most recently Okabashi flip-flops.

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Soy-Based Plasticizer

Light Curable Coatings™

We supported the development of a UV-cured, high-performance, bio-preferred floor coating with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The clean, green soy-acrylate-based product delivers exceptionally low cure times and meets or exceeds industry targets for appearance, hardness, adhesion, solvent resistance, and application temperature. Light Curable Coatings was honored with two 2018 R&D 100 Awards, including a Special Recognition for Green Technology.

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Light Curable Coatings™