April 27, 2022

Airable Research Lab has developed a soy-based scale-inhibiting additive that prevents the buildup of calcium scale in water systems. The lab has licensed this technology and filed for a provisional patent. Airable’s licensing partner supports the oil industry, which has a significant need for scale inhibitors. When oil wells begin pumping, minerals in the reservoir water are precipitated and deposited in the system, creating “scale.” Over time, these deposits grow and harden, preventing fluid from… Read More

April 20, 2022

Airable staff attended the American Coatings Show (ACS) in early April. The show saw the some of the biggest names in the coatings industry—BASF, Dow, Evonik, Arkema, and many more—come together to show their newest technologies. Airable was at the ACS to see what was new in the coatings industry, learn more about the industry and their needs, and build relationships with potential partners. Sustainability had a big presence at the show and in the… Read More

April 1, 2022

Airable Research Lab has synthesized a soy-based wax that can replace carnauba wax in formulations. Carnauba has useful properties that make it popular across multiple industries: a high melting point, UV ray protection, water resistance and extreme density. However, this material is sourced from the carnauba palm tree, which grows only in Brazil, presenting supply chain challenges (as well as a history of environmental and social implications within Brazil). Furthermore, the very density that makes… Read More

March 30, 2022

At the urging of the Ohio Soybean Association and other state and national organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed and approved the use of Enlist One and Enlist Duo in 134 additional counties, including several counties in Ohio, providing growers with additional weed management options for the 2022 growing season. Enlist One and Enlist Duo, two herbicides used to control weeds in conventional and genetically-modified corn, cotton, and soybean crops, can now… Read More

March 29, 2022

By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN It’s April, which means it’s National Soyfoods Month. The best way to celebrate? Embracing all things soy! Soy foods are wonderful meal and snack additions for so many reasons. For one, they’re complete plant proteins–meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids that your body isn’t able to produce on its own. Also, regularly eating soy protein may be beneficial for cholesterol levels because it is a heart-healthy food, per… Read More