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NEW SOY USE: A new floor covering developed through funding from the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the Ohio soybean farmers’ checkoff is a finalist for the 2018 R&D 100 Awards.

Ohio soy product in running for R&D award

If the soy floor coating wins, OSC will have its ninth R&D 100 Award since 2002.

Light Curable Coatings, a bio-preferred floor coating that was developed through funding from the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio soybean farmers’ checkoff, has been designated as a finalist for the 2018 R&D 100 Awards. Winners will be announced in November at the fourth annual R&D 100 conference.

The R&D 100 Awards program honors the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year. Finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges representing R&D leaders in a variety of fields. More information about the awards can be found at rd100conference.com.

The coating is a UV-cured, high-performance, bio-preferred floor coating with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The clean, green soy-acylate-based product delivers exceptionally low cure times, and it meets or exceeds industry targets for appearance, hardness, adhesion, solvent resistance and application temperature.

“As Ohio soybean farmers, we can be proud that our checkoff dollars are being used to make products that are worthy of prestigious recognition,” says Nathan Eckel, OSC Research Committee chairman and a soybean farmer from Wood County, Ohio. “This kind of honor just goes to show how versatile soybeans can be.”

If Light Curable Coatings wins in November, it will be the ninth R&D 100 Award presented to OSC since 2002.

For more information about Light Curable Coatings, OSC’s role in its development, or licensing, contact Barry McGraw, OSC director of product development and commercialization, at bmcgraw@soyohio.org or 614-476-3100.

Source: Ohio Soybean Council

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