AATCC 30 – Antifungal Test – Fabrics

AATCC TM 30 antifungal product test is a quantitative method to determine the susceptibility of fabric and textile materials to mildew and rot.

AATCC TM 30 tests textile and fabric's performance against fungal growth.

Microscopic view of fungal growth

Although this antimicrobial test is commonly used for textiles, this method can also be used to evaluate the efficacy of fungicides on textiles and foams.

There are four parts to AATCC TM 30, with AATCC 30 part 3 being the most common choice.  Choosing the right approach can be determined by whether the material is synthetic or cellulosic and if the material will come into direct contact with soil.

Options for Testing

  • AATCC 30 Part 1 is a soil burial test for materials intended to come into direct contact with soil.  Standard testing for Part 1 runs for 2 weeks but can last up to 6 weeks.
  • AATCC 30 Part 2 is an Agar plate test against the microorganism Chaetomium globosum.  Standard testing for Part 2 is 10-14 days.
  • AATCC 30 Part 3 is an Agar plate test against Aspergillus niger. Generally, standard testing runs 7 days with glucose for non-cellulosic materials and 14 days without glucose for cellulosic materials.
  • AATCC 30 Part 4 is a Humidity Jar, Mixed Spore Suspension test.  Standard testing for non-coated cellulosic materials is 14 days and standard testing for non-cellulosic or coated cellulosic textiles is 28 days.

When turning to a lab for product testing, good communication and an understanding of project requirements are key. Our lab focuses on these key factors when working with each customer. Testing performed by Situ Biosciences’ product test laboratory offers efficient and thorough testing to support product development, performance, and quality control.

Contact our antimicrobial laboratory at 847-483-9950 or info@situtest.com for more information.

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