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Antimicrobial Testing

Applications

Common Tests used in Antimicrobial Product Development

  • ISO Tests

    ISO 22196

    Antimicrobial
    • ISO 22196

      Antimicrobial
      ISO 22196

      ISO 22196 Antimicrobial Plastics Test

      A common screen test for plastics, ISO 22196 is used in a wide range of industries. Based off of the JIS Z2801, ISO 22916 is a 24 hour test that measures antibacterial activity on plastic surfaces. Antimicrobial durability testing is often done in tandem with ISO 22916.

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  • ASTM Tests

    ASTM G21

    Antifungal Test
    • ASTM G21

      Antifungal Test
      ASTM G21

      ASTM G21 Antifungal Testing for Plastics and Foam

      ASTM G21 is a standard antifungal test for interior and exterior plastic and polymeric materials. ASTM G21 is used for foams, vinyl, gaskets, rubber stoppers and exterior products like siding, shingles, pool covers and polymeric coatings. ASTM G21 is a minimum 28 day test.

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  • AATCC Tests

    AATCC 100

    Antimicrobial
    • AATCC 100

      Antimicrobial
      AATCC 100

      AATCC 100 Antimicrobial Textile Test

      AATCC 100 is a quantitative test of antimicrobial finishes on textiles. Standard AATCC 100 antimicrobial testing is done vs. Staph and E. coli. TM 100 is often used to assess textiles treated with antimicrobial products as a part of the finished textile coating.

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From raw materials and manufacturing to finished product performance through biodegradation, compost disposal testing and durability studies, we have the expertise to guide products to market.

Plastics and Composites often tested in the development stage:
• Nylon
• Kevlar
• Polyamide (PA)
• Polyethylene (PE)
• Polycarbonate (PC)
• Polypropylene (PP),
• Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
• Polystyrene
• Polyester

Our lab also offers Material Development Testing for:
• Cellulosic Fibers; Cotton, Rayon, etc.
• Paint, Coatings and Adhesives
• Metal Working Fluid (MWF)
• Cleaners and Disinfectants
• Pulp and Paper Based Materials
• Building and Construction Materials
• Wood, Binders and Wood Composites