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In 1993 the American Soybean Association (ASA) developed the SoySeal certification program, which allows any printer, publisher, or other soy-based ink user to print the SoySeal trademark on publications to tell readers that soy-based inks were used in production.
To receive certification, a printer must use ink formulations that contains set percentages of soybean oil. Soy ink may contain other vegetable oils—classified as drying oils—but the predominant oil must be soybean.
The ASA and Brown do not charge a fee for SoySeal trademark usage. With all inks at Brown qualifying for SoySeal certification, any publication or catalog printed at a Brown facility can utilize the SoySeal trademark.
Brown became SoySeal certified in 2009. To find out more information about the SoySeal program, visit www.soygrowers.com.