Fayetteville, Arkansas -- Soy Seal HD and Soy Seal XD, polyurethane sealants used in industrial and agricultural applications, can now use the new USDA Biobased product label, according to a 23 Aug press release from BioBased Technologies.
The high-density sealants have been approved to use the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified biobased product label.
The label indicates that the products, marketed as BioBased Insulation, have been independently certified to meet USDA BioPreferred programme standards for bio-based content.
Soy Seal HD, a 3.0 lb (1.36kg) density polyurethane, and Soy Seal XD, a 6.0 lb density polyurethane, can be used in agricultural and industrial applications. Each product has 15 percent bio-carbon content in the finished foam based on the industry-standard test, ASTM D6866, BioBased Technologies of Springdale, Arkansas, said.
"Most of our customers for this product are farmers who are interested in sealing their livestock buildings, silos or bins," said Amy Sorrell, ceo of BioBased Technologies.
She added, "These customers seek out products that incorporate agricultural materials, so it was a priority for us to get these products in particular labelled under the new USDA program."
Biobased products are those composed wholly or significantly of agricultural ingredients - renewable plant, animal, marine or forestry materials. The company currently has seven biobased polyols listed in the USDA BioPreferred catalogue and qualified to use the product label. Two additional spray foam insulation products are also listed in the catalogue, BioBased Technologies said.