SBO (Soya Bean Oil)

SBO, short for Soy Bean Oil, is a popular and widely-used ingredient that you can use for the dilution and reduction of many no heat web inks, and to a limited extent in quickset inks, too. SBO is alkali refined for extra clarity and purity. SBO is primarily used as a tack reducing agent and to impart flow in overly stiff-bodied coldset news, web offset forms, and even low-VOC heatset inks.

SBO has 100% bio/renewables content.


As SBO is classified as a "semi-drying oil", it has a reduced ability to oxidize and dry hard with the use of metallic driers, so it is a natural ingredient for "stay open" inks that need to have a very long shelf life and retarded drying speed when on-press.

The Soybean plant grows pods that hold the seeds which are crushed and oil is consequently expressed. Soy protein is also a by-product.

Packaging Options:
3.5 Gallon Plastic Bucket
3.5 Gallon Plastic Bucket (net 30 lbs)
5 Gallon Plastic Bucket
5 gallon plastic bucket with optional pour spout (40-45 lbs)
15 Gallon Metal Drum
15 Gallon Steel Drum / Kit (110-135 lbs net)
55 gallon straight side drum
55 gallon straight sided steel drum (net 400-450 lbs)
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15 Gallon Metal Drum

15 Gallon Steel Drum / Kit (110-135 lbs net)