Product Categories

USDA identifies categories of products for federal purchasing. As part of this process, minimum biobased content is established for each product category. Currently, there are 139 product categories. There are biobased products deserving serious purchasing consideration that USDA has not yet included in mandatory purchasing categories. You may find some of these products in the BioPreferred Program Catalog.

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Alphabetical list of product categories

2-Cycle Engine Oils

Adhesive and Mastic Removers


Agricultural Spray Adjuvants

Air Fresheners and Deodorizers

Aircraft and Boat Cleaners - Aircraft Cleaners

Aircraft and Boat Cleaners - Boat Cleaners

Animal Cleaning Products

Animal Habitat Care Products

Animal Repellents

Asphalt Restorers

Asphalt and Tar Removers

Automotive Care Products

Bath Products

Bathroom and Spa Cleaners

Bedding, Bed Linens, and Towels

Bioremediation Materials

Blast Media

Candles and Wax Melts

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners - General Purpose

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners - Spot Removers


Chain and Cable Lubricants

Cleaning Tools

Composite Panels - Acoustical

Composite Panels - Countertops

Composite Panels - Interior Panels

Composite Panels - Plastic Lumber

Composite Panels - Structural Interior Panels

Composite Panels - Structural Wall Panels

Compost Activators and Accelerators

Concrete Curing Agents

Concrete Repair Materials - Concrete Leveling

Concrete Repair Materials - Concrete Patching

Concrete and Asphalt Cleaners

Concrete and Asphalt Release Fluids

Corrosion Preventatives

Cuts, Burns, and Abrasions Ointments




Diesel Fuel Additives

Dishwashing Products

Disposable Containers

Disposable Cutlery

Disposable Tableware

Durable Cutlery

Durable Tableware

Dust Suppressants

Electronic Components Cleaners

Engine Crankcase Oil

Epoxy Systems

Erosion Control Materials

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam Recycling Products

Exterior Paints and Coatings

Facial Care Products

Feminine Care Products


Films - Non-Durable

Films - Semi-Durable

Fire Logs and Fire Starters

Firearm Cleaners, Lubricants, and Protectants

Floor Cleaners and Protectors

Floor Coverings (Non-Carpet)

Floor Strippers

Fluid-Filled Transformers - Synthetic Ester-Based

Fluid-Filled Transformers - Vegetable Oil-Based

Folders and Filing Products

Foliar Sprays

Food Cleaners

Foot Care Products

Forming Lubricants

Fuel Conditioners

Furniture Cleaners and Protectors

Gardening Supplies and Accessories

Gasoline Fuel Additives

Gear Lubricants

General Purpose Household Cleaners

Glass Cleaners

Graffiti and Grease Removers

Greases - Food Grade

Greases - Multipurpose

Greases - Other

Greases - Rail Track

Greases - Truck

Hair Care Products - Conditioners

Hair Care Products - Shampoos

Hand Cleaners and Sanitizers - Hand Cleaners

Hand Cleaners and Sanitizers - Hand Sanitizers

Heat Transfer Fluids

Heating Fuels and Wick Lamps

Industrial Cleaners

Ink Removers and Cleaners

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

Interior Paints and Coatings - Latex and Waterborne Alkyd

Interior Paints and Coatings - Oil-based and Solventborne Alkyd

Intermediates - Binders

Intermediates - Chemicals

Intermediates - Cleaner Components

Intermediates - Fibers and Fabrics

Intermediates - Foams

Intermediates - Lubricant Components

Intermediates - Oils, Fats, and Waxes

Intermediates - Paint and Coating Components

Intermediates - Personal Care Product Components

Intermediates - Plastic Resins

Intermediates - Rubber Materials

Intermediates - Textile Processing Materials

Kitchenware and Accessories

Laundry Products - Dryer Sheets

Laundry Products - General Purpose

Laundry Products - Pretreatment and Spot Removers

Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber Care Products

Lip Care Products

Lotions and Moisturizers

Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers - Corrosion Removers

Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers - Other Metal Cleaners

Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers - Stainless Steel

Metalworking Fluids - General Purpose Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oils

Metalworking Fluids - High Performance Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oils

Metalworking Fluids - Straight Oils

Microbial Cleaning Products - Drain Maintenance Products

Microbial Cleaning Products - General Cleaners

Microbial Cleaning Products - Wastewater Maintenance Products

Mobile Equipment Hydraulic Fluids

Mulch and Compost Materials

Multipurpose Cleaners

Multipurpose Lubricants

Other Lubricants

Oven and Grill Cleaners

Packing and Insulating Materials

Paint Removers

Parts Wash Solutions

Penetrating Lubricants

Phase Change Materials

Plastic Insulating Foam for Residential and Commercial Construction

Playground and Athletic Surface Materials

Pneumatic Equipment Lubricants

Powder Coatings

Product Packaging

Roof Coatings

Rugs and Floor Mats

Shaving Products

Shopping and Trash Bags

Slide Way Lubricants

Soil Amendments


Specialty Precision Cleaners and Solvents

Stationary Equipment Hydraulic Fluids

Sun Care Products

Surface Guards, Molding, and Trim

Thermal Shipping Containers - Durable

Thermal Shipping Containers - Non-Durable

Topical Pain Relief Products

Toys and Sporting Gear

Traffic and zone marking paints

Transmission Fluids

Turbine Drip Oils

Wall Coverings

Wastewater Systems Coatings

Water Tank Coatings

Water Turbine Bearing Oils

Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

Wood and Concrete Sealers - Membrane Concrete Sealers

Wood and Concrete Sealers - Penetrating Liquids

Wood and Concrete Stains