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Order a full-size van with flexible-fuel powertrain

According to the company, 2009 E-series Econoline van will be the first over-8,500-lb. full-size van to provide E-85 capability and also the first full-size van to offer two V-8 engine alternatives with E-85 capability - a 4.6 and 5.4 L. Government agencies that include the 2009 E series in their annual Department of Energy plan can receive credits toward EPACT mandates, increasing the flexibility of their vehicle fleet selection and purchases. Customers can begin placing orders for the E series in May, and vehicle production is slated to begin in July. Earth-friendly vehicle line also includes the 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs, which boast fuel-efficient features for commuters battling urban traffic congestion.
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.
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Absorbent pads meet EPA requirements

Oil Eater's eco-friendly line of absorbent pads helps production lines, maintenance floors, loading docks, paint shops and other environments meet OSHA and EPA requirements for safer, cleaner workplaces. Oil Only Pads and Rolls soak up oil yet repel water. Universal Pads and Rolls absorb oil, water and other liquids. Absorbent Socks control larger spills and protect drains. Products are woven from natural plant byproducts in light, medium and heavy weights, and range in sizes from 16-by-18-in. pads to 28-in.-by-150-ft. rolls.
Kafko International Ltd., Skokie, Ill.
CIRCLE 6 ON READER CARD OR LINK TO THE VENDOR ONLINE AT WWW.OHSAFETY.BIZ/7415-6

Silicone roofing system blends earth-friendly components

With System 14 Total Silicone Roof System, a solvent-free silicone provides environmentally beneficial alternative to conventional petroleum-based roofing. Also features a zero-VOC coating, applied over sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam insulation that contains soy ingredients. The insulation generates ongoing energy savings. In addition, silicone topcoat uses recycled EPDM material, reclaimed from old roof tear-offs, to prevent tons of old roofing material from cluttering landfills. Topcoat cures in a few hours, forming a seamless, self-flashing seal. Creates watertight, leak-free roof that withstands high winds, heavy rain and snow, ozone and chemicals. Uses no mechanical fasteners, minimizing trouble spots for moisture penetration. Resists cracking and peeling and will not shrink or become brittle or stiff. Roofing system is backed by comprehensive 30-year warranty.
West Development Group, LaGrange, Ohio
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Concentrated cleaner is tough on dirt, kind to the environment

Simple Green heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser for nonporous surfaces removes oil, grease, soot, ash, exhaust, sap, pollen, mold and mildew stains, road tar and other tough soils both manually and using pressure washers. Nontoxic, nonflammable, nonabrasive, biodegradable cleaning solution will not harm plants, trees, shrubbery or lawns and is safe for areas used by children, pets and wildlife. Ideal for pressure washing of construction and landscaping equipment, boats, RVs, dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, campers, bicycles, outdoor furniture, sheds and outdoor surfaces such as patios, driveways, brick and block walls and other exterior structures.
Sunshine Makers Inc., Huntington Harbour, Calif.
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Water cooler delivers purified water without plastic bottle waste

Point-of-Use (POU) Water Cooler water purification system uses standard municipal tap water to provide filtered, oxygenated water that is purified from all bacteria, parasites and viruses. Activated Oxygen Injection purifies faster than chlorine and filters through multiple steps for continuously available hot or cold water. Eliminates need to sanitize a holding tank. Can save up to 50% of costs associated with a typical bottle water cooler. In addition, using recyclable paper or reusable cups saves non-biodegradable plastic water bottle waste. Unit is fully automatic and operational, eliminating need for regular installation and delivery as with other bottle systems. Available in standalone and countertop models.
Watermatic LLC, New York, N.Y.
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A special selection of “green-friendly” products appearing in New Equipment Digest, Government Product News and Occupational Hazards

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