Kaivac Earns Green Seal’s Innovation Certification for UniVac and AutoVac Stretch


Kaivac systems dramatically reduce water and chemical usage 

Hamilton, Ohio and Washington, DC — Kaivac’s UniVac™ and AutoVac Stretch ™ powered floor maintenance equipment have earned Green Seal’s coveted Certification of Environmental Innovation, meeting a rigorous standard for transformative product innovation with high-performance cleaning equipment that uses at least 65% percent less water and cleaning solution than competitors.  

Kaivac systems use a high-flow fluid extraction method. A unique recycling function filters and reuses greywater-based cleaning solution up to seven times, conserving water and reducing pollution while delivering uncompromising cleaning performance. This innovation allows the equipment to clean up to 3500 square feet per gallon of water, compared to 500 square feet per gallon for comparable products such as floor scrubbers and autoscrubbers.

“Modern environmental challenges demand modern solutions, including commercial cleaning equipment that is better for the planet while delivering the highest performance in cleaning and user ergonomics. That’s why Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Standard measures improved health and environmental outcomes, not just material inputs,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal. “Kaivac has raised the bar for what buyers should expect about the sustainability of high-performance cleaning equipment in the marketplace.”

“It is extremely gratifying to receive Green Seal certification for the UniVac and AutoVac Stretch,” said Bob Robinson, Sr., president of Kaivac. “We are taking this recognition as an opportunity to honor years of effort from our team in innovating and testing different approaches. So much went on behind the scenes to create these two systems that are lean, green, and mean to soils and bacteria.”

For more information on Kaivac’s cleaning machines visit: https://kaivac.com/products/cleaning-machines/.


Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Program is designed for manufacturers striving to advance product innovation for environmental good. The program allows manufacturers pioneering the integration of leading-edge design and performance aspects into their products to earn recognition for their innovations through a rigorous 3rd party certification. Find Innovation Certified products and learn more about the Environmental Innovation Program here.  


Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac® delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. Tackling restrooms, hard surface floors, commercial kitchens, and more, Kaivac cleaning products remove the maximum amount of soil and pollutants in the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly manner possible. Beginning with No-Touch Cleaning® systems and adding the Green Seal Certified UniVac™ and AutoVac™ Stretch, Kaivac continues to innovative highly effective systems and elevate frontline cleaners as the heroes of hygiene. Visit Kaivac.com and connect with Kaivac on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.


Green Seal® is a global nonprofit committed to making sustainability everyone’s business. The ecolabelling movement we pioneered decades ago has helped people make informed purchasing decisions and driven the marketplace toward healthier, greener choices. Hundreds of the world’s leading companies carry our certification on their products, services, and spaces to quickly signal how they’ve met a high benchmark of health and environmental leadership. Look for, partner with, and lean on Green Seal, so you can make healthier, safer choices with confidence. Visit greenseal.org or connect with Green Seal on X and LinkedIn.