Releasit Encap-Punch 1 Gallon Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning Products (Encap)
Encap-Punch has been awarded the CRI Seal of Approval
What does it mean if a product earns the Seal of Approval?
It means the product is considered to be a superior performer because many of the products that are tested are actually ineffective. So, The Seal is meant to distinguish superior carpet cleaning products from those that do not remove stains or soil and that may even harm the carpet's appearance or performance.
What about pre-spray product testing?
For pre-spray and in-tank products, the independent testing lab applies each cleaner to uniformly soiled carpet according to the manufacturers' instructions. The difference in soil level between the cleaned sample and the control (cleaned with water) is rated instrumentally, and by a panel of independent technicians. Next, synthetic soils are applied to the cleaned carpet samples, which are then reevaluated to test the rate of resoiling.
What are the testing criteria?
Each cleaning product is tested according to the manufacturer's instructions by three trained, independent technicians. They test for overall effectiveness, rate of resoiling, pH, optical brighteners and colorfastness to light. Plain water is used on an additional sample of stained carpet as a control.
...Source CRI -The Carpet And Rug Institute