ASTM D4008 - 16

    Standard Guide for Measuring Anti-Soil Deposition Properties of Laundry Detergents

    Active Standard ASTM D4008 | Developed by Subcommittee: D12.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The guide can be used to compare anti-redeposition performance of products; however, there is no confirmed basis for correlation of this controlled laboratory technique with consumers’ ranking of anti-redeposition performance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides direction for measuring the ability of detergents to prevent the deposition of soils from detergent solutions onto fabrics. It is intended as a laboratory screening test to aid in the formulation of detergent products, for quality control, and as a basis between the purchaser and seller in standardizing specific products' performance.

    1.2 The anti-soil deposition performance of detergent products will vary greatly depending on the type of soils and fabrics used in the test. Therefore, selection of the soils, fabrics, reference detergents, and test conditions shall be made by agreement between the interested parties on the basis of experience.

    1.3 There is no single or combination of oily soils or particulate soils, or both, that will precisely predict overall the performance of a product or treatment with respect to anti-redeposition as perceived by a consumer. This guide is intended to assess or compare detergent performance with respect to the anti-redeposition performance for the specific soil chosen.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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. Material safety data sheets are available for reagents and materials. Review them for hazards prior to usage.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D2960 Guide for Controlled Laundering Test Using Naturally Soiled Fabrics and Household Appliances

    E97 Method of Test for Directional Reflectance Factor, 45-Deg 0-Deg, of Opaque Specimens by Broad-Band Filter Reflectometry

    E313 Practice for Calculating Yellowness and Whiteness Indices from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.40 (Surface active agents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12161902(Detergent surfactants)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4008-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4008-16, Standard Guide for Measuring Anti-Soil Deposition Properties of Laundry Detergents, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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