ASTM WK26363

    New Test Method for High Efficiency Detergent Sudsing Characteristics

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D12.15 | Committee D12 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1. Scope 1.1 This test method provides guidelines for determining the suitability of laundry formulations to merit a High Efficiency (HE) designation. The test method measures the foam generation and stability of laundry formulations, both through a bench-top method and a washing machine method. In the event that the laundry formulation also contains an oxidant (e.g., hydrogen peroxide, persalts, sodium hypochlorite), this method further prescribes assessment of corrosivity of laundry formulations with regard to sensitive materials likely to be found in high-efficiency washing machines. 1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with use of HE laundry formulations. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Anthony Hardaway

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