Green products

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Products with green specs (what should and should not be in green products)

All purpose cleaners

  • Shall contain no reactive chlorine compounds
  • Shall contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Shall contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 90% biodegradable
  • Should not contain more than 5% by mass VOC
  • The pH of aqueous solution of the detergent, determined by the method described in BS 3762 or latest edition, shall be not higher than 10.5
  • Should contain no halogenated organic substances or solvents

Laundry detergent/ Soap 

  • Shall contain no reactive chlorine compounds
  • Shall contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Shall contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 90% biodegradable
  • Should not contain more than 5% by mass VOC
  • Should not use phosphonates during manufacturing of the products
  • Should not be formulated with optical brighteners

Sanitary detergent

  • Shall contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Shall contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 90% biodegradable
  • Should not contain more than 5% by mass VOC
  • The product should not contain halogenated substances
  • Should not be formulated with any chemicals that are included in the
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer lists for proven (Group one), probable (Group Two A), or possible (Group Two B) carcinogens

Soap toilet liquid

  • Should contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Should contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 60% biodegradable
  • pH of 5% solution ranges from 6-10
  • Bio-accumulative preservatives are not allowed

Cleaning rags and cotton waste

  • Cleaning Rags
    • Addition of optical brighteners should not be permitted
    • The content of detectable formaldehyde in the final product should not exceed 0.15 mg/kg.
    • The content of pentachlorophenol in the final product should not exceed 0.1 mg/kg.
  • Cotton Waste
    • AOX emissions in the bleaching effluent should be less than 100 mg Cl/kg 06

Disinfectant

  • Should not be formulated or manufactured with builders belonging to phosphates
  • Should not be formulated or manufactured with surfactants belonging to alkypheonol ethoxylates

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