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

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.

Soy Ink License Royalty Payments and Renewals

All payments are in U.S. Dollars. All Soy Ink License Agreement renew annually on January 1 of each year. Royalty Payments during the year are pro-rated by quarter.

Once payment has been received ASA will email a soy ink or soy oil logo and a signed certified contract within 72 hours. You will also receive a letter of approval authorizing the use of the products as per the Soy Ink/Oil agreement.

Note: If you prefer an invoice, please email Farris Haley at gro.y1550596575os@ye1550596575lahf1550596575  for further assistance.


Download Soy Ink License Agreement PDF Pay Royalty Fees Online

For more information contact:

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

V. 08/25/09