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Product Categories

USDA designates categories of biobased products for a Federal Procurement preference. In the process, minimum biobased content standards are established for each product category.

There are 97 BioPreferred® designated product categories required for preferred Federal purchasing.

Product Categories by Functional Area

Final

Round 1

  • Bedding, Bed Linens, and Towels
  • Diesel Fuel Additives
  • Hydraulic Fluids - Mobile Equipment
  • Penetrating Lubricants
  • Roof Coatings
  • Water Tank Coatings

Round 2

  • Adhesive and Mastic Removers
  • Composite Panels - Acoustical
  • Composite Panels - Interior Panels
  • Composite Panels - Plastic Lumber
  • Composite Panels - Structural Interior Panels
  • Composite Panels - Structural Wall Panels
  • Disposable Containers
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluid-Filled Transformers - Synthetic Ester-Based
  • Fluid-Filled Transformers - Vegetable Oil-Based
  • Graffiti and Grease Removers
  • Hand Cleaners and Sanitizers - Hand Cleaners
  • Hand Cleaners and Sanitizers - Hand Sanitizers
  • Plastic Insulating Foam for Residential and Commercial Construction
  • Sorbents

Round 3

  • 2-Cycle Engine Oils
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners - General Purpose
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners - Spot Removers
  • Carpets
  • Disposable Cutlery
  • Dust Suppressants
  • Films - Non-Durable
  • Films - Semi-Durable
  • Glass Cleaners
  • Greases
  • Greases - Food Grade
  • Greases - Multipurpose
  • Greases - Rail Track
  • Greases - Truck
  • Hydraulic Fluids - Stationary Equipment
  • Lip Care Products

Round 4

  • Bathroom and Spa Cleaners
  • Concrete and Asphalt Release Fluids
  • De-Icers - General Purpose
  • Firearm Lubricants
  • Floor Strippers
  • Laundry Products - General Purpose
  • Laundry Products - Pretreatment/Spot Removers
  • Metalworking Fluids - General Purpose Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oils
  • Metalworking Fluids - High Performance Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oils
  • Metalworking Fluids - Straight Oils
  • Wood and Concrete Sealers - Membrane Concrete Sealers
  • Wood and Concrete Sealers - Penetrating Liquids

Round 5

  • Chain and Cable Lubricants
  • Corrosion Preventatives
  • Food Cleaners
  • Forming Lubricants
  • Gear Lubricants
  • General Purpose Household Cleaners
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Multipurpose Cleaners
  • Parts Wash Solutions

Round 6

  • Disposable Tableware
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam Recycling Products
  • Heat Transfer Fluids
  • Ink Removers and Cleaners
  • Mulch and Compost Materials
  • Multipurpose Lubricants
  • Topical Pain Relief Products
  • Turbine Drip Oils

Round 7

  • Animal Repellents
  • Bath Products
  • Bioremediation Materials
  • Compost Activators and Accelerators
  • Concrete and Asphalt Cleaners
  • Cuts, Burns, and Abrasions Ointments
  • Dishwashing Products
  • Erosion Control Materials
  • Floor Cleaners and Protectors
  • Hair Care Products - Conditioners
  • Hair Care Products - Shampoos
  • Interior Paints and Coatings - Latex and Waterborne Alkyd
  • Interior Paints and Coatings - Oil-based and Solventborne Alkyd
  • Oven and Grill Cleaners
  • Slide Way Lubricants
  • Thermal Shipping Containers - Durable
  • Thermal Shipping Containers - Non-Durable

Round 8

  • Air Fresheners and Deodorizers
  • Asphalt and Tar Removers
  • Asphalt Restorers
  • Blast Media
  • Candles and Wax Melts
  • Electronic Components Cleaners
  • Floor Coverings (Non-Carpet)
  • Foot Care Products
  • Furniture Cleaners and Protectors
  • Inks - News
  • Inks - Printer Toner (Greater Than 25 Pages Per Minute)
  • Inks - Printer Toner (Less Than 25 Pages Per Minute)
  • Inks - Sheetfed (Black)
  • Inks - Sheetfed (Color)
  • Inks - Specialty
  • Packing and Insulating Materials
  • Pneumatic Equipment Lubricants
  • Wood and Concrete Stains

Round 9

  • Agricultural Spray Adjuvants
  • Animal Cleaning Products
  • Deodorants
  • Dethatchers
  • Fuel Conditioners
  • Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber Care Products
  • Lotions and Moisturizers
  • Shaving Products
  • Specialty Precision Cleaners and Solvents
  • Sun Care Products
  • Wastewater Systems Coatings
  • Water Clarifying Agents

Round 10

  • Aircraft Cleaners
  • Boat Cleaners
  • Car Cleaners
  • Composite Panels - Countertops and Solid Surface Products
  • Engine Crankcase Oil
  • Gasoline Fuel Additives
  • Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers - Corrosion Removers
  • Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers - Other Metal Cleaners
  • Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers - Stainless Steel
  • Microbial Cleaning Products - Drain Maintenance Products
  • Microbial Cleaning Products - General Cleaners
  • Microbial Cleaning Products - Wastewater Maintenance Products
  • Paint Removers
  • Water Turbine Bearing Oils
 
 
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