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Presentations invited for Household Energy Efficiency workshop.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 28, 2013 - Presentations are invited for workshop on Impact of Household Energy Efficiency Guidelines on the Cleaning and Home Appliance Industries, to be held March 13–14, 2014. Committee D12 is interested in hearing perspectives from government agencies on water and energy guidelines for cleaning appliances, appliance manufacturers on addressing ongoing trend of lower water/energy usage in household machines, and cleaning product formulators on challenges faced with restrictions on water and temperatures.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Invites Presentations for Workshop on Household Energy Efficiency Guidelines

Press release date: Oct 09, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Presentations are invited for a workshop on the Impact of Household Energy Efficiency Guidelines on the Cleaning and Home Appliance Industries, to be held March 13-14, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, D.C. The workshop is sponsored by ASTM International Committee D12 on Soaps and Other Detergents.

Committee D12 is interested in hearing perspectives from government agencies on water and energy guidelines for cleaning appliances, appliance manufacturers on addressing the ongoing trend of lower water/energy usage in household machines, cleaning product formulators on the challenges faced with restrictions on water and temperatures (including foaming, cleaning efficiencies, etc.), and how testing organizations are adjusting to new household cleaning regimes.

The workshop's content is important for manufacturers and designers of washing machines, dishwashers, detergents, fabric care products, cleaning and fabric care technologies, apparel and textiles as well as testing institutes, consumer organizations, government agencies and others.

Interested presenters should send an abstract and author information to workshop chairman Kathleen Stanton (kstanton@cleaninginstitute.org). Visit www.astm.org/D12WrkshpMar2014 for additional information.

Additional technical information is available from workshop chair Kathleen Stanton, American Cleaning Institute, Arlington, Va. (phone: 202-662-2513; kstanton@cleaninginstitute.org).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org