WILMINGTON, Del.--(FlexiSolv™ product line—FlexiSolv™ 2100C microemulsion concentrate, FlexiSolv™ DBE®-4 ester, FlexiSolv™ DBE®-5 ester and FlexiSolv™ DBE®-6 ester—have been recently listed in the CleanGredients® database after a third-party review by NSF International.)--Four solvents from INVISTA’s
“Of the hundreds of solvents available in the market, only 15 solvents are currently listed in CleanGredients®.”
CleanGredients®, a project of GreenBlue®, is an online database of cleaning product ingredients that meet established requirements for superior environmental and human health performance. CleanGredients® helps formulators identify ingredients that have potential environmental and human health benefits and helps suppliers showcase their chemicals with these benefits.
As a designated third-party reviewer for the CleanGredients® program, NSF International reviewed INVISTA’s ingredient formulations for aquatic toxicity and biodegradability using criteria defined by the U.S. EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Program. DfE encourages and assists formulators in designing products with more positive environmental and health profiles than conventional products.
“Adding INVISTA’s FlexiSolv™ products to CleanGredients®’ database increases the alternatives available to formulators looking for solvents that have been pre-screened against DfE criteria,” said Tom Bruursema, General Manager of NSF International’s Sustainability division. “Of the hundreds of solvents available in the market, only 15 solvents are currently listed in CleanGredients®.”
All solvents listed in the CleanGredients® database, including those from INVISTA’s FlexiSolv™ product line, have been independently reviewed for potential human health and environmental effects. The addition of INVISTA’s four FlexiSolv™ solvents significantly expands the available choices in the database.
“In a market facing increasing regulation around ingredient chemicals, INVISTA’s FlexiSolv™ solvent solutions offer formulators products that balance performance, cost-effectiveness, and desirable regulatory, health and environmental attributes,” said Kristina Mitchell, global business director, FlexiSolv™ solvent solutions. “Listing our products with CleanGredients® gives our customers confidence in their choices for their formulation needs.”
In addition to surfactants, CleanGredients® includes environmental profiles for solvents, fragrances, builders and chelators.
More information on CleanGredients® can be found at cleangredients.org or on NSF International’s website.
CleanGredients® is a registered trademark of GreenBlue.
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