Rubber – 2011 Market Opportunity Study

Soybean_tireThere is significant potential for soy products in the rubber and synthetic elastomer industry as plasticizer oil and filler alternatives for petroleum-based process aids and additives. Soybean products already have some established uses in the rubber and plastics industry as a plasticizer, acid scavenger, and process aid. Published research and patent applications have shown that soy products can function as process aids / plasticizers and as a reinforcing filler in a range of rubber compounds.


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