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AATCC 174 – Antimicrobial Carpet Test

The AATCC 174 is an antimicrobial test method designed to determine the antimicrobial activity of new carpet materials.

Carpet can become a quick source of nutrients for microorganisms; therefore, it is important to test the efficacy of antimicrobials in carpet.

Carpet can become a quick source of nutrients for microorganisms; therefore, it is important to test the efficacy of antimicrobials in carpet.

This method consists of three procedures used for antibacterial, antifungal, bactericide and fungicide testing of carpet fibers and materials.

The three antimicrobial test procedures included in this method are as follows:

  • Qualitative antibacterial assessment
  • Quantitative antibacterial assessment
  • Qualitative antifungal assessment.

The Antibacterial component of this method is tested against S. aureus and K. pneumonia and the Antifungal component is tested against A. niger.

Durability data can be provided given proper cleaning and preparation for durability testing.  Generally, durability testing for carpet materials consists of testing against soiling, steam cleaning, or other cleaning cycles. This method is only used for new carpets that have not been laid down or worn, which makes it the preferred test method for new carpet material development testing.

As a product test laboratory, Situ Biosciences offers a range of antimicrobial and durability testing services to meet customer needs and to optimize product performance.

For more information about AATCC 174 and antimicrobial testing, contact the lab at 847-483-9950 or info@situtest.com.

Situ Biosciences to Present at Personal Care EXPO

Come check out our booth #332!

Situ Biosciences will be at the Teamworks Expo in April to showcase our technical expertise in the personal care and cosmetic industry. Our team will go over product performance testing and formulation development, and be able to discuss a variety of services that help our customers meet their testing needs.

When: April 11, 2018

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come visit our booth: #332

Please let us know if you would  like to set up a meeting at the conference.

Feel free to contact our laboratory at (847) 483-9950 or info@situtest.com