Colonial Chemical awarded funding for research for soy-based oleochemicals

Colonial Chemical is a privately held manufacturer of market-leading specialty surfactants with a focus on developing safe and innovative ingredients for modern formulary

Colonial Chemical, Inc. has been awarded funding for research into soy based oleochemicals and their derivatives by the United Soybean Board (USB).

“We will be looking at high-oleic soybean oil (HOSO) as an alternative to high-value edible oils, using it to prepare a range of different surfactants for applications across various markets,” states Dr Robert Coots, VP of R&D for Colonial.

“Although these will be new materials for Colonial, the processes are not new, and they will be made using our current manufacturing expertise.”