New Uses


Soy can replace petroleum-based chemicals in many products. Soy-based printing inks, foams, glues, lubricants and paints represent just a few of the new uses for soy.

The history of soy-based products can be traced back to a plastic automobile panel Henry Ford made from soy in 1933.

Since then, new technologies have led to soy being included in many products. The soy checkoff supported research and development of many products on store shelves today.

As global demand for fuels and chemicals grows, our supplies of petroleum and natural gas continue to diminish. Renewable alternatives, such as soy, have begun to play an increasingly important role in the production of energy and chemicals. Using soy-based products not only helps conserve fossil fuels, but often enhances performance, the environment and human health.

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New Uses for Soy
Visit this USB-sponsored website and browse the Soy Products Guide to discover how to buy soy-based products you can use every day.