SDA to Unveil Science, Sustainability Web Sites

Separately, the Association will feature a Web page highlighting the sustainable development and product stewardship activities of its member companies, which are leaders in the cleaning product and oleochemical industries.


SDA announced its plans at its yearly Issues Briefing, held during the 2006 Annual Meeting and Industry Convention at the Boca Raton Florida Resort & Club.


Scheduled for a June 2006 launch, SDA Science will be available online at The site will serve as a repository of scientific information – reports, articles, presentations, and studies – related to cleaning products and their ingredients.


Most of these documents have been developed by various SDA committees, consortia and research associates. The emphasis will be on such products and ingredients which are subject to government or regulatory supervision, especially substances that fall under the High Production Volume (HPV) chemical heading.


SDA’s Sustainability Web page will be available on SDA’s main Web site at beginning in March.


Also during SDA’s Issues Briefing, senior staff from the Association reviewed accomplishments from the past year and previewed challenges and events that lie ahead:


  • SDA will work to ensure consumers continue to have access to beneficial antimicrobial products. SDA and The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) are moving forward in their coalition to provide detailed scientific and technical information to the Food and Drug Administration on topical antimicrobial product efficacy and safety. The FDA is expected to propose updated rules in the spring governing antimicrobial products used in the consumer, healthcare and food handler sectors.
  • SDA will lead a coalition of other business interests in developing proposals to amend federal consumer product labeling regulations to bring them into line with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The broad adoption of the GHS would reduce the degree to which manufacturers face inconsistent labeling requirements among trading partners. Following two recent meetings with SDA, the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission has invited SDA to submit detailed proposals for the agency to consider.
  • SDA is cosponsoring two major industry networking and information sharing events this year: SODEOPEC 2006 (April 2-5, 2006 in Hollywood, Florida) and the World Conference on Detergents (October 9-12, 2006, in Montreux, ).

SDA members can find out more information online at


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