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Green Seal introduces standard for specialty cleaning products

August 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — Green Seal Inc. has released a standard for specialty cleaners used in the industrial and institutional market, according to a press release.

GS-53, the standard for Specialty Cleaning Products for Institutional and Industrial Use, covers routinely used products such as dish soaps, graffiti removers, automotive cleansers, deck and outdoor cleaners, odor removers and polishes and waxes, among others, the release stated.

According to the release, the standard also provides guidance on what requirements to look for in specifying disinfectants and sanitizers.

"Industrial and institutional purchasers are continuing to seek cleaning products that are safer for workers and building inhabitants — and are often under mandates to do so," said Dr. Arthur Weissman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Green Seal.

"With the launch of GS-53, virtually all cleaners used in these settings can be Green Seal-certified, which will make the job of securing environmentally preferable products much easier and more efficient," Weissman added.

To learn more about the new standard, Green Seal is hosting a free webinar on September 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST; To register for the webinar, e-mail Marketing@GreenSeal.org.

Click here to read the complete release.