Yearly Archives: 2011

Antimicrobial Preservatives and Additives – Aldehydes

Formaldehyde is the most basic form of aldehyde representing the class of reactive antimicrobials. Situ Biosciences – Microbial Test Experts Did you know? Formaldehyde and aldehydes can be volatile at room temperature leading to the odor commonly associated with preservation of tissue or tissue samples such as in laboratories, hospitals, and mortuaries. 

Assessment & Control of Microbial Contamination

 A Guide to Microbial Testing:  Microbial Control vs Microbial Elimination For Additional Guidance: First Steps to Microbial Product Testing In antimicrobial systems or microbiology testing, confusion arises when a particular system is being evaluated since the acceptable concentration of microorganisms for any particular process can differ. 

Antifungal Product Testing – ASTM Test Methods

 Antifungal Test Methods ASTM G 21, D 5590, and D 3273 Antifungal products are those designed to provide resistance to the growth or effects of fungi, including mold, mildew and other forms of fungi.  The range of products that should be treated with an antifungal is extensive and can include the components of raw materials, […]

The Best Antimicrobial Additive

or “Which antimicrobial is best?” …unfortunately it’s not so simple. Product manufacturers have a challenging task when it comes to selecting antimicrobials for their products. Very few manufacturers have access to either in-house microbiology or formulation experts, or contract laboratories that have both microbial facilities and sufficient expertise in their product requirements… Details matter. For […]

Stinky Shoes and Other Aspects of Antimicrobial Textiles

Antimicrobial Textiles – What and Why? Who hasn’t’ had a pair of sandals or shoes turn impossibly smelly, needing to be thrown away after only a few weeks of use? It’s not your hygiene that causes this issue; most commonly this issue is due to inferior quality materials or manufacturing issues and the absence of […]