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Will Represent Cleaning Products Industry on Panel Providing Guidance to Commerce Dept., USTR Kathleen Stanton, Associate Vice President, Technical & International Affairs at the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has been appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services (ITAC 3). The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and the United…
April 28, 2022
Agency Urged to Improve Consumer Education, Outreach on Proper Recycling The cleaning product supply chain supports efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enhance useful data collection and analysis that will identify factors that contribute to effective recycling programs, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). ACI was responding to two requests for information (RFIs) from the EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, regarding the Solid Waste…
July 27, 2022
January 23, 2017. The first issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by IHS Chemical Week – is now available. The publication previews the 2017 ACI Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues, and reports on other industry news. Click here to view the digital edition. Follow daily news updates from the 2017 ACI Convention on ACI’s Twitter feed and via the hashtag #2017ACI.
February 4, 2019
Annual Women’s Forum to Highlight Catalyst Report on "Leveraging Differences to Drive Business Results" Panel Discussion to Feature ACI Board Members from Amway, BASF, Clorox ACI Convention Takes Place January 29-Febuary 3 in Orlando, Florida Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2017 – The Women’s Networking Forum and Panel at the 2018 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Convention will explore how companies can thrive through "Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Differences to Drive…
February 4, 2019
ACI exhibited at the 2017 National Leadership Conference of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in Nashville, Tennessee to share key programs with many of the 7,800 FCCLA members that attended. ACI provided educational resources and materials on laundry packet safety and sustainability practices in the laundry room. Attendees also learned how their chapters could earn national recognition for their schools by participating in the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP…
February 4, 2019
Findings Indicate that Antiseptic Compounds Are Unlikely to Cause Adverse Ecological Impacts Risk Analysis Framework May Be Adapted for Other Ingredients That Reach the Environment Through Down-the-Drain Pathways Article Published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry The use of three topical antiseptic compounds – benzalkonium chloride (BAC), benzethonium chloride (BZT) and chloroxylenol (PCMX) – has increased due to the phase-out of other antimicrobial ingredients (such as triclosan) in…
November 16, 2022
Kao Corporation Scientists Honored With ACI Distinguished Paper Award Research Article Recognized as Best 2016 Paper in Journal of Surfactants & Detergents Millions of consumers love the "softness" of their clothing after using liquid fabric softeners. Scientists from the Kao Corporation in Japan have unlocked the mechanism describing how these products work effectively on cloths and yarns, which could pave the way to more effective softening products. Their research was…
May 6, 2019
Key Information for Caregivers: As With Any Household Cleaning Product, Safe Use and Storage of Laundry Packets is Essential Safety Tips Available on ACI Website: www.cleaninginstitute.org/caregiver-tips/ Detergent Manufacturers Are Fully Committed to Reducing Incidents Related to Laundry Packets Companies Have Made Significant Changes to the Products and Packaging More than 99% of Liquid Laundry Packets Being Shipped in Compliance With New ASTM Safety Standard Video Available to Showcase…
February 4, 2019
ACI Statement on FDA Consumer Rule on Antibacterial Soaps Washington, D.C. – September 2, 2016 – The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released the following statement in response to a final rule issued by the Food and Drug Administration concerning consumer antibacterial soaps and washes: "Consumer antibacterial soaps and washes continue to be safe and effective products for millions of people every single day. "Antibacterial soaps are critical to public health because of the…
February 4, 2019
In November, ACI met with many of the 1,300 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Members and Advisers attending FCCLA’s 2017 National Cluster Meeting in Washington, DC. ACI presented a workshop for over 250 attendees and shared hand hygiene educational materials at the exhibit table. The workshop focused the impact that good hand hygiene habits has on student health. It also included information about the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP program, a joint…
February 4, 2019