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July 29, 2010
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Amano Pioneer Eclipse products achieve EcoLogo™ certification.
Amano Pioneer Eclipse, a worldwide manufacturer of professional floor care and sanitation products, announced today that nine of its EnviroStar Green® chemicals have been certified by EcoLogo™. This well respected and established multi-attribute environmental standard and certification mark was founded in 1988 by the Canadian government. It compares the lifecycle impact of similar types of products and awards those that meet the programs stringent standards of environmental leadership. Recognized worldwide, the EcoLogo program has been successfully audited by the Global EcoLabeling Network (GEN) and is considered a Type 1 eco-label as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The EnviroStar Green product lines consist of twenty five different Earth friendly chemicals that produce excellent results in all types of commercial and institutional applications. The products include floor coatings, floor maintainers, all purpose cleaners, degreasers, neutralizers and washroom cleaners. "We are very happy about this recognition," states Ralph Barthel, Chemical Research and Development Manager of Amano Pioneer Eclipse. "Anytime a third party certification of this magnitude is awarded to nine of our products, it makes us very proud." Amano Pioneer Eclipse manufactures EnviroStar Green from proprietary formulations in the company''s sophisticated production facility in Western North Carolina.
EcoLogo certification is yet another accolade bestowed on EnviroStar Green. Introduced by Amano Pioneer Eclipse in 2003, EnviroStar Green floor care products were the first to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Design for the Environment ("DfE") Program for the integration of cleaner, smarter and environmentally preferable solutions into everyday business applications. Subsequently, numerous EnviroStar Green products have been certified by GreenSeal, a US organization similar to the Canadian based EcoLogo.
"As more emphasis is placed on sustainable and earth friendly practices in our business, the importance of third party validation is going to become even more important," says Tom Benton, President of Amano Pioneer Eclipse. "Independent groups like EcoLogo, DfE and GreenSeal provide our customers with a credible resource to help them make sound purchasing decisions."
For more information on EnviroStar Green or other chemicals and floor care machines produced by Amano Pioneer Eclipse, visit www.pioneer-eclipse.com. In the US call 1-800-367-3550. For international inquires call 1-336-372-8080.
About APEC - Since 1978 Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corporation has manufactured a comprehensive line of equipment and chemical products for cleaning and maintaining virtually all types of floors worldwide.
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