DoD Sustainable Products Center

Round 5

Chain and Cable Lubricants

Products designed to provide lubrication in such applications as bar and roller chains, sprockets, and wire ropes and cables. Products may also prevent rust and corrosion in these applications.

77% - Minimum Biobased Content

Corrosion Preventatives

Products designed to prevent metals from wearing away due to a chemical reaction. These may also include products that prevent ceramics and polymers from degrading under environmental factors or chemicals.

53% - Minimum Biobased Content

Food Cleaners

Anti-microbial products designed to clean the outer layer of various food products, such as fruit, vegetables, and meats.

53% - Minimum Biobased Content

Forming Lubricants

Products designed to provide lubrication during metalworking applications that are performed under extreme pressure. Such metalworking applications include tube bending, stretch forming, press braking, and swaging.

68% - Minimum Biobased Content

Gear Lubricants

Products, such as greases or oils, that are designed to reduce friction when applied to a toothed machine part (such as a wheel or cylinder) that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.

58% - Minimum Biobased Content

General Purpose Household Cleaners

Products designed to clean multiple common household surfaces. This designated item does not include products that are formulated for use as disinfectants. Task-specific cleaning products, such as spot and stain removers, upholstery cleaners, bathroom cleaners, glass cleaners, etc., are not included in this item.

39% - Minimum Biobased Content

Industrial Cleaners

Products used to remove contaminants, such as adhesives, inks, paint, dirt, soil, and grease, from parts, products, tools, machinery, equipment, vessels, floors, walls, and other production-related work areas. The cleaning products within this item are usually solvents, but may take other forms. They may be used in either straight solution or diluted with water in pressure washers, or in hand wiping applications in industrial or manufacturing settings, such as inside vessels. Task-specific cleaners used in industrial settings, such as parts wash solutions, are not included in this definition.

41% - Minimum Biobased Content

Multipurpose Cleaners

Products used to clean dirt, grease, and grime from a variety of items in both industrial and domestic settings. This designated item does not include products that are formulated for use as disinfectants.

56% - Minimum Biobased Content

Parts Wash Solutions

Products that are designed to clean parts in manual or automatic cleaning systems. Such systems include, but are not limited to, soak vats and tanks, cabinet washers, and ultrasonic cleaners.

65% - Minimum Biobased Content