The present invention relates to a soybean-based adhesive resin including a soybean flour and a cross-linking agent. The cross-linking agent is reacted with the functional groups in the soybean flour to form an adhesive resin. The present invention also relates to a method of making a soybeanbased adhesive resin. This method involves providing an aqueous solution of soybean flour and adding a cross-linking agent to the solution under conditions effective to cross-link the soybean flour so that an adhesive resin is formed. Also disclosed is a composite product which includes particulate plant material and the soybean-based adhesive resin. The adhesive is prepared by reacting the cross-linking agent with the functional groups in the soybean flour. The present invention also relates to a method of making a composite product by providing particulate plant material and applying the soybean-based adhesive resin to the particulate plant material.
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Kuo, Monlin; Myers, Deland J.; Heemstra, Howard; Curry, Daniel; Adams, Daniel O.; and Stokke, Douglas D., "Soybean-Based Adhesive Resins and Composite Products Utilizing Such Adhesives (2001)" (2001). Iowa State University Patents. 304.