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New Use Innovation

Replacing petroleum oil with soybean oil in the production of soy candleswas the state's first major commercialized product. This came about because of a Purdue student’s entry in the Student Soybean Innovation Competition.

Currently, ISA holds six patents on soy wax in candles. 

Soy Wax

  • Soy wax is an all-natural product and a renewable resource made from American grown soybeans which helps the American farmer and the United States economy.
  • Soy wax cleans up easily with soap and water. Soy wax is 100% biodegradable.
  • Soy wax burns cleaner since it is a natural oil product versus the standard paraffin wax that is a petroleum byproduct which has been proven to emit toxins into the environment.


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