Glossary of Product Categories

Aerosol Products include all types of products packaged in self-dispensing, pressurized containers, including spray products and foam products, used by household, institutional, commercial, and industrial consumers.

Air Care Products are designed to enhance or condition the indoor environment by eliminating unpleasant odors, freshening the air or removing airborne particles. These include, in both the consumer and I&I markets: rug and room deodorizers, room sprays, scented gels and other static product forms, plug-in room fresheners and other dynamic product forms, candles, and air filters.

Antimicrobial Products are designed to control or eliminate microbes in any environment.

Cleaning Products include hard surface cleaners for the bathroom, toilet and kitchen; dishwashing products; glass, carpet, drain and biochemical cleaners, industrial and institutional laundry products, and other cleaning products such as detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, and other laundry additives.

Industrial and Automotive Chemicals include:

  • 1) Industrial specialty chemical products used in the manufacturing process or to maintain machinery and equipment: products such as industrial cleaners, belt dressings, cutting oils and multi-purpose solvents;
  • 2) Automotive specialty chemicals used by consumers and service centers to maintain and protect cars and trucks. They include brake fluid, antifreeze, rust inhibitors, radiator seals, engine and transmissions additives, auto cleaners, polishes and waxes and many others.

Pest Management Products protect our living environment from insects and other pest that pose risks to human health and comfort. They include insecticides, rodenticides, repellants, insect bait stations and traps, and lawn and garden products. Pest management products are sold as liquids, powders, aerosol sprays and gels.

Polishes and Floor Maintenance Products include raw materials such as waxes, acrylic emulsions and products such as floor polishes, floor waxes, restorers and floor polish and wax removers.