USDA Biopreferred Program
Product Category Specification Sheet
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners
Governing Federal Regulation:
7 CFR 2902.34
(1) Cleaning products formulated specifically for use in cleaning carpets and upholstery, through a dry or wet process, found in locations such as houses, cars, and workplaces.
(2) Carpet and upholstery cleaners for which preferred procurement applies are:
(i) General purpose cleaners. Carpet and upholstery cleners formulated foe use in cleaning large areas such as the carpet in an entire room or the upholstery on an entire piece of furnature.
(ii) Spot removers. Carpet and upholstery cleaners formulated for use in removing spots or stains in a small confined area.
Minimum Qualifying Biobased Carbon Content:
- General Purpose Cleaners - 54%, by weight, of total organic carbon
- Spot Removers - 7%, by weight, of total organic carbon
Federal Agency Compliance Date:
EPA Regulatory Overlap:
Exempt Product Applications:
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