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Need for Consistent Testing Triggers Proposal for Household Spray-Cleaning Guide

Subcommittee E18.07 on Personal Care and Household Evaluation is developing a Standard Guide for the Sensory Evaluation of Household Hard Surface-Cleaning Products with Emphasis on Spray Triggers.

A subcommittee task group is proposing the standard to “provide testing protocol direction to sensory professionals and/or technicians who are not familiar with testing hard surface cleaners,” according to task-group chairman Lynn Templeton-Janik.

Sensory professionals initiated the proposed standard to offer consistent testing of various aspects of trigger hard-surface cleaning products, such as visual, tactile, fragrance, and performance properties.

The category of hard surface-cleaning products includes, “any household hard-surface cleaner that is in a trigger/spray bottle,” says Templeton-Janik.

The task group includes Templeton-Janik, who is associate research manager, S. C. Johnson, CPI Consumer and Product Insights, Racine, Wis., and other sensory professionals, suppliers of raw materials, and members of test labs. The group welcomes comments from all interested parties. Contact Templeton-Janik at S.C. Johnson, CPI Consumer and Product Insights  (phone: 262/260-4061). ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products meets April 20-22, 2004, in Salt Lake City, Utah. For meeting or membership details, contact Scott Orthey, manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9730). //

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