CleanGredients, an online database of ingredient chemicals used in cleaning products, announced today the release of its solvents module. Chemical manufacturers can now begin listing solvents to be used in formulating “green” cleaning products.
CleanGredients provides formulators of industrial and institutional cleaning products access to information on chemical ingredients whose environmental and human health attributes have been independently verified. CleanGredients launched in late 2006 with listings for surfactants and has grown rapidly since then; in addition to solvents, modules for chelating agents and fragrances are in development, with modules for builders, hydrotropes, and more to follow.
CleanGredients is being developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment Program (DfE). Through its Formulator Program partnerships, DfE recognizes high-performing, cost-effective products that contain the safest possible ingredients. CleanGredients streamlines DfE partnership by listing ingredient chemicals that are “pre-screened” against the high bar of DfE’s human and environmental health criteria.
“After months of evaluation, the EPA has completed the first phase of its DfE Screen for solvents, which covers alcohols, esters, and ethylene and propylene glycol ethers,” said CleanGredients Product Manager Topher Buck. “We are looking for companies that are interested in listing solvents so we can begin providing that information to formulators searching the database.”
CleanGredients provides a central marketplace for innovative chemicals from leading companies. Suppliers who subscribe to CleanGredients can list an unlimited number of ingredient chemicals and showcase their potential environmental and human health benefits. To date, nearly 300 formulators have subscribed to CleanGredients to search the database for appropriate chemicals. Annual subscription fees vary, based on a company’s gross annual revenue.