Greenaction - Environmentally Responsible Chemistry

Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI)


Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI)

Shortly after our EPA Safer Choice partnership began, we decided as a company that we shouldn't just have a "green product line," but that we should institute greener chemistries in all of our product lines wherever possible.  Since we manufacture thousands of products, we knew this would be a huge undertaking and we set as our first goal to replace all nonylphenolethoxylate (NPE) surfactants used in our product formulations with safer surfactants such as alcohol ethoxylates, alcohol alkoxylates, alkyl glucosides, and linear alkylbenzene sulfonate.  Momar has been a member of CleanGredients since 2006 and we worked with several CleanGredient surfactant suppliers to revise our formulations that contained NPE.
 
We dedicated several years for this process in order to give us time to test each and every formulation affected by this change.  Our testing involved product performance, stability, and handling.  Once suitable formulations were determined, we allowed time to update product labels, MSDSs, and technical data sheets.
 
As of August of 2012 we are proud to report that we completed this process.  Momar products are formulated with only safer surfactants.  Needless to say, we are excited about safer surfactant technology and we hope that our CHAMPION status with SDSI will encourage others to start using safer surfactants.
 

Click here to see where Momar is on the SDSI website.