Solae (company)

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Solae LLC
Subsidiary of DuPont
IndustryFood ingredients
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
ProductsSoy protein isolates, soy flours, soy lecithins, soy protein concentrates, soy fibers, and soy polymers
Number of employees
2,700 (2008)

Solae LLC (which traded as The Solae Company) was 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] DuPont then merged Solae's business into Danisco.[2]

The company developed food, feed and industrial ingredients, focusing on soy. Many of the studies supporting the Food and Drug Administration-approved health claim were based on research using Solae soy protein.

Solae employed 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.[3] In 2007, Solae announced a collaboration with Monsanto Company to develop products containing omega-3 fatty acids.[4] In 2016 DuPont change the name of Solae to DuPont Nutrition and Health. The current president is Matthias Heinzel.[5]


  1. ^ "DuPont Acquires Full Ownership of Solae". Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-05-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Schroeder, Eric (2013-06-03). "Danisco Solae integrations falling into place at DuPont". Food Business News. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  3. ^ "DuPont and Bunge Announce Global Alliance, Including Joint Venture to Produce and Market Specialty Food Ingredients". Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  4. ^ "Monsanto, Solae to create new soy protein line". Retrieved 2008-12-05.
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