Soybean-Based Adhesive Resins and Composite Products Utilizing Such Adhesives (2003)Iowa State University Patents
AbstractThe present invention relates to a soybean-based adhesive resin including a soybean flour and a cross-linking agent. The cross-linking agent is reacted with the functional groups in the soybean flour to form an adhesive resin. The present invention also relates to a method of making a soybeanbased adhesive resin. This method involves providing an aqueous solution of soybean flour and adding a cross-linking agent to the solution under conditions effective to cross-link the soybean flour so that an adhesive resin is formed. Also disclosed is a composite product which includes particulate plant material and the soybean-based adhesive resin. The adhesive is prepared by reacting the cross-linking agent with the functional groups in the soybean flour. The present invention also relates to a method of making a composite product by providing particulate plant material and applying the soybean-based adhesive resin to the particulate plant material.
Patent NumberUS 6,518,398 B2
AssigneeIowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Citation InformationMonlin Kuo, Deland J. Myers, Howard Heemstra, Daniel Curry, et al.. "Soybean-Based Adhesive Resins and Composite Products Utilizing Such Adhesives (2003)" (2003)
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