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  A.I.S.E. News, December 2020  

A.I.S.E.'s Cleaning and Hygiene Forum

A.I.S.E.’s annual gathering of stakeholders and industry was live streamed on 2 December with over 300 registrations. The theme for Forum 2020 was “The future of an essential industry in the context of the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability”. Participants came from the competent authorities from 15 Member States, the European Commission, ECHA, poison control centres, EU Permanent Representatives, as well as industry members and value chain partners. The online format also enabled the broader network of detergents manufacturers from beyond the borders of Europe to join the debate.



Highlights from A.I.S.E. Board

The key topics on the agenda of the last Board meeting of 2 December 2020 were the European Green Deal, the governance of Charter 2020 and A.I.S.E.'s priorities, as presented in A.I.S.E.'s revised Workplan 2020-2021 and Communications & Advocacy Plan 2021-2022.  


Product Safety & Innovation   Product Safety & Innovation

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability / Zero Pollution Action Plan

A new AISE steering group has been created to coordinate activities on these two chemicals policy chapters of the Green Deal Key priorities for AISE have been... Read more

UN GHS update

The 39th session of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) took place as a virtual meeting on... Read more


The second amendment to CLP Annex VIII was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 13 November 2020 and entered into force the following... Read more

Laundry detergent capsules

AISE is pleased to report that a journal article on the “Biodegradability of polyvinyl alcohol based film used for liquid detergent capsules” has been accepted for publication... Read more

Ethanol harmonised classification

The Ethanol REACH Association, on behalf of the industry task force, has requested a meeting with the Greek competent authority to discuss its proposed CLH dossier, supposed... Read more

Detergents Regulation impact assessment

Ex-post review of the Detergent Regulation On 21 October, the Commission held a meeting with the Member States experts on the Detergent Regulation where AISE participated Points... Read more

Digitalisation of detergents labels

The various pillars of the Digitalisation Roadmap strategy (approved by the Board in February 2020) have been progressing With regard to ingredient messaging, the basic structure of... Read more


ECHA’s Socio-Economic Analysis Committee (SEAC) adopted its opinion on the restriction proposal on intentionally-added microplastics on 8 December, and the package of final opinions of both RAC... Read more

REACH update

Read 3 articles concerning REACH: creation of training videos on SUMIs; REACH review action 3 (“RRA3”) and safety data sheets; Polymers requiring REACH registration SUMIs training videos-published... Read more

Indoor air quality Q&A during webinar

During AISE’s webinar on indoor air quality, questions were asked by participants and the answers are published in the interest of all interested readers A recording of... Read more

Update on DUCC activities

The Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination group was founded in 2001 as a platform for formulating industries to address the Commission’s white paper on the “Strategy for... Read more

BPR strategic assessment project

A survey on BPR implementation was sent the AISE membership in mid-November The aim of this questionnaire is to identify/confirm challenges and areas for improvement based on... Read more

Medical devices

The new Regulation on Medical Devices (2017/745) is expected to come into application on 26 May 2021 following a postponement of one year due to the COVID... Read more

Organic Food Production

Organic Food Production is identified as one of the areas requiring special attention for our members In the light of European Commission’s postponement for one year of... Read more

Priorities for the PC&H SG in 2021

On 25 November the PC&H SG held the group’s last a meeting in 2020 During the meeting the group reassessed the priorities for PC&H sector for 2021... Read more

Sustainability & End-User Engagement   Sustainability & End-User Engagement

Circular economy action plan

The European Parliament is in the process of finalising its non-legislative own initiative report’ on the new Circular Economy Action Plan AISE has been active in advocating... Read more

Product Environmental Footprint ‘PEF’

AISE has started an internal evaluation on the use of PEF as well as an external information gathering on the current use of the PEF method in... Read more

Sustainable products initiative

A European Commission public consultation on this initiative is expected for Q1 2021, and AISE is going to reply The legislative proposal is expected for Q4/2021 AISE’s... Read more

Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive

The Packaging TF, Advocacy Steering Group and the SSG are currently preparing answers to a European Commission public consultation (deadline 6 January 2021) This will be aligned... Read more

Charter 2020

Charter membership At the end of the year, we can take a positive stock with 163 member organisations This includes 111 manufacturing companies, securing the Charter funding... Read more

Environmental Safety Check

The ESC Tool will go through some minor updates to be shared in early January 2021 Updates will include the addition of new ingredients and further clarification... Read more

Climate Action

Climate Action has been identified as one of the high priorities in the context of the European Green Deal A dedicated AISE Taskforce has been created, which... Read more

A.I.S.E.’s voluntary industry plastics packaging Initiative

The Italian manufacturer Bolton has signed up as the 10th organisation to AISE’s voluntary industry plastics packaging Initiative Our industry sector commits to the following goals by... Read more

Communications, Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement   Communications, Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement

A.I.S.E’s joint advocacy / communications plan 2021-22

Following the release of the first plan developed for the period 2018-2020, the communications and advocacy teams have been putting a new joint plan together for the... Read more

EU Consumer Agenda

The European Commission published on 13 November the “New Consumer Agenda” which presents a vision for EU consumer policy from 2020 to 2025, building on the previous... Read more

Hygiene communications project

A key deliverable of the pillar of this work that looks at cleaning and hygiene in the home is the joint AISE/IFH report entitled: “Developing household hygiene... Read more

A.I.S.E. in the media

AISE was invited to write the editorial of the October edition of HPC Today, a trade journal covering the cleaning and hygiene industry In the editorial, Valerie... Read more

ECHA’s Chemicals in our life website

AISE is an accredited stakeholder with ECHA, and as such, was invited to contribute an article to ECHA’s consumer web portal ‘Chemicals in our life’ Our article... Read more

A.I.S.E.’s charity contribution

Every year AISE makes a donation to a local charity This year, the charity that has been selected is Restos du Coeur Restos du Coeur is an... Read more

News from the network   News From The Network

News from EPAA

Annual Conference 2020 The 15th Anniversary EPAA Annual Conference 2020 took place online on 10 November 2020 There were more than 270 participants attending the event Presentations,... Read more

Create of new joint European Candle Manufacturers Association

As of 1 January 2021, the previous Association of European Candle Manufacturers (AECM) and the European Candle Association (ECA) will operate together in the newly formed The... Read more

Update on ERASM

ERASM is a joint research by the European detergents (AISE) and surfactants (CESIO) industries For more than 25 years, the European detergents and surfactants industries have carried... Read more

Meetings & Staff Updates   Meetings & Staff Updates
News from the A.I.S.E. team

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External stakeholders events

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International Conferences

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