Soy Ink Seal

Soy Ink Seal

MINIMUM STANDARDS: The SoySeal may be used by Licensee only on products meeting or exceeding the following established standards.

Soybean oil* as a percentage of total formula weight

TYPE OF INK % SOY OIL CONTENT
Black news ink 40
Color news ink 30
Cold-set ink 30
Carbon Ink 25
Screen Printing Ink 25
Sheet-fed ink 20
Business forms ink 20
Metallic Ink 10
Desensitizing Ink 10
Heat-set ink 7
UV/EB ink 7
Stencil duplicator ink 6

*Soybean oil must be the predominant vegetable oil, with vegetable drying oils added as needed, but not to exceed the level of soybean oil set out in the respective formulation. Alcohol esters of soybean oil may be substituted directly for soybean oil in news, sheet-fed, cold-set and business forms inks to obtain the minimum concentration standard. The minimum soybean oil concentration for heat-set inks increased to 15% (by weight) when alcohol esters of soybean oil replace soybean oil in this formulation.

Flexographic ink (water based)
The vehicle must contain a minimum of 20% soy protein; (water based) a minimum of 15% of the vehicle must be included in the ink.

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For more information contact:

Julie Hawkins
American Soybean Association
12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 1-800-688-7692 x1322
Fax: (314) 754-1350 or (314) 576-2786
Email

Farris Haley
American Soybean Association
12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 1-800-688-7692 x1284
Fax: (314) 754-1350 or (314) 576-2786
Email

V. 08/25/09