Change doesn’t come easy to an industry that, for decades, has manufactured interior wood products, such as hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard, with adhesives that contain urea-formaldehyde (UF). But today, change is no longer a choice with new regulations in place restricting formaldehyde emissions from interior wood products, which are used in a wide variety of household goods, including kitchen and bath cabinets, countertops, baseboards, moldings, doors, shelving and assembled furniture.
Our formaldehyde-free Soyad™ adhesives are patented, water-based products formulated with soy flour and a proprietary cross-linking resin. Based primarily on soybeans, a natural and renewable resource, Soyad has the highest level of bio-based content of any adhesive used in the industry. In fact, we received a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 2007 for our role in developing and commercializing Soyad adhesives. Administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the award recognizes chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of renewable "green" chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use.
Today, Soyad adhesives are the adhesive of choice for industry-leading manufacturers who want to stay ahead of formaldehyde regulations and help improve the quality of indoor air for their workers and customers.