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Soy-based Sealant Application Extends Life of Roads

Published on 2021-09-23. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Adhesives      Sealants    

Soy-based Sealant Application Extends Life of RoadsThe South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) partnered with the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA to build longer-lasting roads using environmentally friendly, farmer-grown, soy-based sealant.

Sealant Protects Road against Water

PoreShield™ helps in maintaining the quality of roads in the challenging weather of South Dakota. PoreShield™ is a soy-based concrete sealant that provides protection against water, freezing/thawing, and salt to increase the life of the concrete by over five times. It was developed with funding from the Soybean Checkoff.

The South Dakota Soybean Checkoff funded the application of PoreShield™ on the new construction on Marion Road beginning at the intersection of Madison Street.

We’re always looking for new, innovative ways to improve roadways in our community, especially when we can use bio-based products,” said Nick Rezac, Engineer for the City of Sioux Falls. “The application was fairly simple and will bring great value for years to come.

Each 60-pound bushel of soybeans contains approximately 12.4 pounds of soybean oil. There are 7.7 pounds of soybean oil per gallon of PoreShield™, in the form of Soy Methyl Ester. On average, PoreShield™ utilizes 200 bushels of soybeans per mile of highway joint.

Suitable for Construction & Architectural Projects

PoreShield™ has been applied on patios and walkways at universities, the sidewalks of a fire station, on hundreds of driveways and can be used in other construction and architectural projects, including parking lots and garages, curbing buildings, dams, and pipelines.

SDSRPC Chairman Tim Ostrem commented on the benefit of bringing soy-based products to the community, “We value partnerships with the communities we all work and live in.” Ostrem said, “Opportunities, where we can bring quality products to our communities and drive the demand of soybeans for our farmers are a win-win for everyone.

Source: South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

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