28 June 2012 – R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its MOLYVAN® 855 Friction Reducer. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials.
“R. T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc.’s commitment to sustainability and to the development of products that improve sustainability is demonstrated by having a key product, MOLYVAN® 855 Friction Reducer, which is a USDA Certified Biobased Product. This product not only uses a sustainable, biobased raw material, but also provides fuel economy improvement in motor vehicles and reduces greenhouse emissions.” -Hugh B. Vanderbilt, Jr., Chairman & CEO
Such biobased claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may rely on the accuracy of the biobased amount certification in making informed purchasing decisions.
“We are pleased that R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label,” said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. “Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income.”
The label is anticipated to be on certified products and available for consumers in 2012. The following is an example of the label:
About USDA BioPreferred:
The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.
About R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc.:
R.T. Vanderbilt Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut in the United States. It has been supplying lubricant additives for nearly 50 years. These products improve or enhance the performance characteristics of finished lubricating oils and greases, and are used in automotive, gasoline, and diesel engine oils, automatic transmission fluids, turbine oils, and many other industrial oil and grease applications. The company also supplies chemicals and minerals to a number of other industries, including rubber and plastics, personal care, paint, and ceramics.