A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, is the official representative body of this industry in Europe. Our membership totals 29 national associations across Europe and beyond. Through this network, we represent over 900 companies supplying both household and professional cleaning and maintenance products and services. These range from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinationals.


  • Product safety and innovation

    One of the top priorities of A.I.S.E.and its network is to help ensure cleaning and maintenance products are safe to use and used safely. Read more

  • Health and hygiene

    Cleaning products play an essential part in modern society, enabling cleanliness and hygiene which is so important for health and wellbeing. Read more

  • Sustainable cleaning

    A.I.S.E.’s leadership of voluntary sustainability initiatives is a key strength of the cleaning and maintenance products industry in Europe. Read more

  • DetNet

    The Detergent Industry Network for CLP Classification is a new initiative that helps detergents manufacturers to classify and label their products in accordance with European legislation. Read more

Latest news

A.I.S.E. welcomes new amendment to the Biocidal Products Regulation

On 25 February, the European Parliament adopted the proposal to amend the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). The amendment clarifies some ambiguous terms and errors which were identified not long after the Regulation was adopted in 2012. The Biocidal Products Regulation came into force on 1 September 2013. The proposal was put forward by the EU Commission in May last year and A.I.S.E. actively contributed to the legislative process.

Updated HERA polycarboxylates reports now available!

Under the HERA umbrella, the Human & Environmental Risk Assessment joint initiative of A.I.S.E. and Cefic has updated two reports demonstrating that polycarboxylates used in low-phosphorus detergents do not pose a risk to the environment.

Members list

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A.I.S.E.'s membership spans right across Europe. National associations have a central role to play. Organised at country level, their membership is composed of companies from a specific industry sector, whatever their size, that are active on the market. The product diversity represented is reflected in the structure of A.I.S.E.’s national associations through their membership.