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Chemspec press release

May 21, 2010
Ten Products achieve GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certification.
Baltimore, MD – May 19, 2010 – Chemspec, a leading manufacturer of cleaning products for the residential and institutional marketplaces today announces that ten products from its Detergent Free Cleaning line have been GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. These same products also received certification under the more stringent GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM product emission standard.
Indoor Air Quality is an issue that has been pushed in to the spotlight in recent years as facility managers and homeowners alike focus on creating healthier living and working spaces. "As we have done in the past, we have chosen to take the lead on indoor air quality," said Chemspec''s General Manager Terry Tabler. "It is important to know the environmental impact of our products, and have those results recognized by a qualified third-party certification such as GREENGUARD."
The GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification is an extension to the established GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification Program to more effectively limit children''s exposure to high levels of potentially harmful chemicals. United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 50% of US schools have IAQ problems. "The health and safety of our children is always of great concern. We are pleased that we can offer products that are proven to reduce a child''s exposure to VOCs and contribute to an overall healthier and cleaner learning environment," says Gary Polyoka, Chemspec''s Director of New Business Development.
"We are extremely excited to receive the GREEENGUARD Children & Schools Certification," says Frank Kinmonth, Chemspec''s Vice President of Sales. "This is the toughest certification in the industry to obtain and further illustrates our commitment to providing our customers with safer, healthier cleaning products." With GREENGUARD Certification Chemspec is working toward improving public health and our community''s over-all quality of life through certified, low-emitting products and materials.
About Chemspec
Founded in 1968, Chemical Specialties Manufacturing Corporation (Chemspec) manufactures innovative cleaning agents for the residential and institutional marketplaces. Chemspec''s more than 40 years of hands on research and development are key to providing the right solution for today''s toughest cleaning challenges. For more information please visit www.chemspecworld.com.
About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by reducing people''s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org.
About the GREENGUARD Children & SchoolSM Certification Program
GREENGUARD Certification for Children & Schools is an extension to the established GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification Program to more effectively limit children''sexposure to high levels of potentially harmful chemicals. This standard takes the sensitive nature of school populations and the unique building characteristics and maintenance conditions found in schools into consideration and presents the most rigorous product emissions criteria to date. More information and a full product listing can be found at www.greenguard.org.