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gdch Division of Detergent Chemistry

Lecture program

20 Years of EDC – The Future of Detergent Chemistry

How did developments in the chemistry of detergents and their use in laundry and cleaning products change over the past decades and what can we expect for upcoming years? Future solutions will have to operate at the interface among sustainable chemistry, resource efficiency, and net zero emission targets. This creates a challenging environment for new materials and developments in the field of detergents. Discuss with us at the EDC 2024.

Poster Exposition

In conjunction with the SEPAWA CONGRESS, the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry organizes a scientific poster session. The best EDC posters are awarded with one of up to four poster awards.

When & Where?

Wednesday to Friday, 16 –18 October 2024 during the opening times in Foyer 2nd Floor

You will have the opportunity to submit a poster application starting 06 February 2024.

Call for Papers closed?

After the closing of the paper submission system on 26 March 2024, you can still submit poster presentations until 23 July 2024. Late comers might be accepted until 03 September 2024 (possibly without being included in the conference program).

Guidelines for poster submission by e-mail from March 27, 2024 – September 03, 2024

  • English and German language title: 15 words each
  • English and German language abstract with some 300 words. No references. No graphics)
  • Format: DOCX (no PDFs)


Annually, the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry awards a “Förderpreis” each for an excellent bachelor, masters, and PhD thesis with special focus on the development of detergents and cleaners – provided qualified suggestions have been submitted.

Award Ceremony

Wednesday, 16 October 2024 12:30 – 13:00 hrs in Room Auditorium

Nominations and applications can be submitted until: 02 April 2024

The Division of Detergent Chemistry awards the “Division Award” at irregular intervals for well-deserved personalities in the field of detergent chemistry.

Who is behind the EDC?

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GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry

The aim of the Division of Detergent Chemistry of the German Chemical Society is to create a forum of interested persons from industry, governmental agencies, universities, research institutes, and media in which discussions about all technical questions with respect to detergents can be held openly and constructively. The focus is hereby on scientifically oriented declarations about the sustainable use of detergents for human beings in their environment. Another important aspect of the Division’s work is the support of young scientists.

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German Chemical Society (GDCh)

Numbering some 30,000 members from academia, industry and the professions, the GDCh represents a large and socially important community of experts. The organization’s 150-year history, global network and high scientific and social standards form the foundation for future-oriented activities in pursuit of a world that can sustain human life at a level worth the living. Chemistry needs to receive due recognition and support. It is our ambition that chemistry gets better understood and appreciated and is given room to unfold its full potential in all of its variety.

With this aim in mind:


  • We promote scientific work, research and teaching.
  • We support the formation of networks,
  • We seek intensive and constructive dialogue with the general public
  • We bring our expertise actively and continually into the academic world, the sciences, the political sphere and society
  • We act independently, consistently and sustainably for the benefit of society, constantly mindful of the needs of coming generations.