Symposia / General Information

D12 Soaps and Other Detergents
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


A Workshop on the Impact of Household Energy Efficiency Guidelines on the Cleaning and Home Appliance Industries will be held on March 13-14, 2014 8:00am - 5:00 pm. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D12 on Soaps and Other Detergents, the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.

ASTM D12 is very happy to bring together key thought leaders to discuss the impact of more stringent energy and water efficiency standards on home cleaning appliances and detergent formulations. The workshop will feature panel discussions on energy and water efficiency standards and ENERGY STAR specifications for clothes washers and dishwashers (as presented by the relevant government agencies); challenges home appliance manufacturers and cleaning product formulators face as the result of stringent energy and water use requirements, including challenges faced due to the use of lower water temperatures; and sustainability.

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.


Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes March 13, 2014. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee


Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.


Additional information about the symposium is available from Workshop Co-Chairs Kathleen Stanton, American Cleaning Institute, Arlington, VA, Email:, tel: 202-662-2513 and Jennifer Cleary, AHAM, Director, Regulatory Affairs,, Tel: 202-872-5955 x314, Fax: 202-872-9354


The workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington. The cut-off date for guestroom reservations is Friday, February 14th. Please be sure to book your reservations using the custom web link - or by calling 1-888-421- 1442.


Meeting schedules of Committee D12 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Ashley Wiand at or tel: 610- 832-9551.


Committee D12 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".