USDA offers label for soy wood adhesivesST. LOUIS --

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Certified Biobased Product Label offers new opportunities for companies producing soy-based products, including wood adhesives.

As one of the largest feed stocks for biobased products, soy currently makes its way into hundreds of products on the market.

The new USDA label will be placed on products to identify them as being made from renewable resources composed wholly or significantly of biological ingredients – renewable plant, animal, marine or forestry materials.

“Soy-based products that attain the label have an opportunity for rapid adoption by consumers that are looking for alternatives to petrochemicals,” says Dale Profit, USB New Uses program vice chair and a soybean farmer from Ohio. “This label also may give an opportunity for makers of soy-based products to get into government procurement, and the government is one of the largest buyers of products in the nation.”

Instructions on applying for the label can be found on USDA BioPreferred’s website.

Posted by Rich Christianson

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