There is not a currently available method that directly addresses cleaning performance of hand dishwashing detergents. Method D4009 measures foam stability of hand dishwashing detergents, but not cleaning performance per se. On the other hand, method D4488 addresses cleaning performance for floors and walls. Therefore we propose introducing a standard method that will cover cleaning performance in hand dishwash applications.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.