Solae (company)

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Solae LLC
Type Subsidiary of DuPont
Industry Food ingredients
Founded 1958
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Products Soy protein isolates, soy flours, soy lecithins, soy protein concentrates, soy fibers, and soy polymers
Owners DuPont
Employees 2,700 (2008)
Website www.solae.com

Solae LLC (which trades as The Solae Company) is an international soy ingredients supplier based in St. Louis, Missouri. Solae was formed as a joint venture between DuPont and Bunge Limited. On May 1, 2012, Solae announced that DuPont had acquired Bunge's 28% share, thus taking full ownership of the company.[1] The company develops food, feed and industrial ingredients, focusing on soy. Solae ingredients are used in more than 80 percent of all clinical research on soy protein.[citation needed] Many of the studies supporting the Food and Drug Administration-approved health claim are based on research using Solae soy protein.

Solae employs about 2,700 people in manufacturing operations in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Denmark, France, Italy, Belgium, and China (PRC).

Solae was founded in 1958 as Protein Technologies International, Inc (PTI). At first, it only produced industrial soy protein products. The business evolved to making food products 15 years later. In 1997, DuPont purchased PTI from Ralston Purina and in 2003 DuPont and Bunge announced the formation of Solae.[2] In 2007, Solae announced a collaboration with Monsanto Company to develop products containing omega-3 fatty acids.[3]

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  1. ^ "DuPont Acquires Full Ownership of Solae". www.solae.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "DuPont and Bunge Announce Global Alliance, Including Joint Venture to Produce and Market Specialty Food Ingredients". www2.dupont.com. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Monsanto, Solae to create new soy protein line". www.foodnavigator-usa.com. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 

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