Before “green” was popular, or even accepted, Gregg Mötsenböcker, president of San Diego based Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off®, and recipient of the Patent & Trade Office’s Invention of the Year award, began with a vision to develop products that were technologically advanced and “three–ways safe” for the environment, user and the surfaces to which they were applied. He believed it was the right thing to do; develop products that are “green,” patented, and work as well or better than other existing products that are not considered environmentally safe.
Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off® nine patented formulas offer a family of cleaners that are water–based, biodegradable, and have low or no–VOC’s. The line of innovative technologies removes everything from food, beverages and pet stains to paint, varnishes, caulks, adhesives and ink.With a proven track record of getting the job done, Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off® products are proof that “green” can work and be competitively priced.
In addition to patenting the entire product line of Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off®, he has made sure they passed rigorous consumer tests. Proving its effectiveness, Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off® has the only products of its kind that have earned an “A’ rating in the United States for efficacy on all its applications and a variety of surfaces tested, as well as Green Cross Certification for biodegradability awarded by Scientific Certification Systems.
The products are formulated for application on specific types of stains, rather than only on specific surfaces. At the same time, the products can be applied safely and are effective at cleaning a variety of surfaces, including clothing, walls, floors, carpets, dry erase boards, counter–tops, automobiles (exteriors and interiors), office equipment, metals, stone, brick and concrete. All of the formulations are numbered and color–coded, so that you can quickly identify and use the Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off® product that is right for your application.
Looking back at the creation of Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off®, they were developed to be technologically advanced, exceeding the environmental standards that were previously set. Mötsenböcker’s Lift Off® products, by being so different, so advanced, had to overcome some unexpected obstacles. They included skeptical buyers who were slow to understand the technology and challenged the concept: environmentally safe, water–based products that work effectively on a multitude of surfaces and applications, and are competitively priced.
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Raymond Regulatory Resources
Doug Raymond Regulatory Issues
As an expert of Retention of Air Quality with 20 years of experience, Douglas J. Raymond of Raymond Regulatory Resources, represents the aerosol industry covering all regulatory issues throughout the United States and Canada. Below are his articles for “Spray Technology & Marketing Magazine.” Please check back every month for article updates.
Articles (click on date to download a pdf version):
August 2010, CARB (Air Resources Board), Green Chemistry, SCAQMD, and Ozone Transport Commission (OTC)
July 2010, OTC, CARB, SCAQMD Holds Public Hearing June 4, and Green Chemistry
June 2010, Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), CARB (Air Resources Board), South Coast Air Quailty Management District, and Green Chemistry
May 2010, CARB, Air Resources Board, Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), South Coast Air Quailty Management District, and Green Chemistry
Februrary 2010, Personnel Changes, Green Chemistry, CARB, and Product Date Coding
Janurary 2010, Reactivity, Green Chemistry, CARB, Chlorinated Compounds, and Special Labeling Provisions
October 2009, OTC and CARB
September 2009, CARB Rulemaking and Reactivity
August 2009, Update on Graffiti and VOCs, EPA, New York, and CARB
July 2009, Reactivity Summit, OTC/LADCO, and CARB
June 2009, CARB Delays Rulemaking, EPA, Reactivity, and Texas
May 2009, Regulatory Issues and Other States
April 2009, District Adopts Consumer Product Regulation, CARB, Reactivity, Future Approaches to Regulations, and U.S. EPA
March 2009, Regularoty Changes, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Air Resource Board (CARB), OTC Meeting, and Potential Measures
February 2009, Regulatory Activity, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), CARB, Reminder: CARB requirements, Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), and New Jersey
September 2008, More regulations coming, CARB, SCAQMD, and U.S. EPA
July 2008, California & Canada Consumer Product Rules
May 2008, 2008 CARB Rulemaking, Federal EPA Partnership Meeting, and Aerosol Coating Rule Released
April 2008, CARB
March 2008, CARB Releases New Proposal and Reporting
February 2008, USEPA Activity, CARB Update, and Enforcement Update
January 2008, CARB Activity, CARB Enforcement, OTC & LADCO States, and Department of Homeland Security
New Formulation Features and Benefits Comparison May 09, 2000
Mötsenböcker‘s Lift Off® Eco–Friendly Links
California Environmental Protection Agency
Consumer Testing Laboratories
Environmental Protection Agency
National Coalition for Graffiti Removal
Scientific Certified Systems
SGS U.S. Testing Company, formerly United States Testing Company
VOC: Volatile Organic Compound