August 2009

Our priority in product design:

1.  Do the job.
2.  Operator safety.
3.  Environmentally responsible.

Our minimum product design criteria:

√  Laundry detergents, shampoos, hand cleaners, floor cleaners, pet shampoos
and metal cleaners are phosphorous free and septic system safe - since 1990.
 No butyl Cellosolve, also known as 2-butoxyethanol, EB, butyl glcol,
since 1975.  
 Mercury free – since 2003.   
 DEA and MEA free (diethanolamine and monoethanolamine) – since 1995.
 Sulfur free – no sulfates nor sulfonated compounds are used.
 Nitrite free – since 1984.
 Raw materials we purchase do not contain sodium hydroxide – since 2003.
 No halogens, nor halogenated raw materials are used.  (This means no
fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, nor astatine in our products.)
 Volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ozone depleting substances are  
avoided  since 1994.
  Agriculture derivatives have preference over petroleum derivatives – since
 Surfactants are selected from the most biodegradable groups.  We do not use
nonoxynol, nor nonylphenol ethoxylates – since 1992.
√  Considered non-toxic by any route of entry.
 Sources for determining ingredient acceptability:  The Personal Care
Products Council, Greener (sponsored by Consumer’s    
Union); Green Seal, Inc. specifications and guidelines (GS Codes) for
various product classes; Soap and Detergent Association (SDA); vendors’
technical support staff; International Agency for Research on Cancer of the
World Health Organization (IARC); National Toxicology Program (NTP);   
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Occupational Safety and  
Health Administration (OSHA); United States Department of Agriculture;  
MSDS’ for raw materials; Certificates of Analysis; and, miscellaneous   
others as they become known or useful to us.

Other green stipulations:

 Formulas are designed for cold mixing – since 2003.
 Plastic containers are recyclable, resin categories 1 & 2; 55 gallon plastic
drums  are recycled; cardboards and packages are from recycled materials;
totes are recycled with vendors and customers; steel drums, when required,  
are recycled drums – since 1990.
 Plant, office, and exterior lighting are energy efficient – since 1990.
 Plant heating is supplemented with ceiling fans – since 1990.
 Office and plant temperatures are set based on energy conservation since   
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