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.


  • A.I.S.E. Information Day 2014

    A.I.S.E. will this year focus its annual Information Day on the benefits of the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning sector. Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.’s information on liquid laundry detergent capsules

The companies placing liquid laundry detergent capsules on the market take the safety of consumers very seriously. Following reports on incidents of accidental exposure with these products in particular in young children, the European detergents industry has taken a number of actions. Part of these will soon be legally binding through EU legislation as of June 2015.

ECHA publishes Formulator webpages that include the A.I.S.E. sector approach (GEIS)

These webpages aim to provide relevant and useful information to help Downstream Users to fulfill their obligations under REACH and CLP. The main legal obligations of downstream users are outlined on the Downstream user roles and obligations page. The obligations on supplying information on chemicals also apply to distributors.

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.