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AATCC 30 Pt 3 – Antifungal Fabric Test

AATCC 30 part 3 is an antifungal test for fabrics and textiles.

This method is a commonly requested antimicrobial test used for textiles and all non-cellulosic materials where growth would harm a product’s visual appeal but not necessarily its material strength.

Once fungal growth is established, it can proliferate quickly and cause an undesirable visual appearance.

Once fungal growth is established, it can proliferate quickly and cause an undesirable visual appearance.

This method is an antimicrobial surface test that introduces a material to the common fungi Aspergillus niger.   Alternate microorganisms can be used with this test by request.

Two versions of this method can be performed:

  • The 7 day version with glucose provides quicker screens and is commonly requested for non-cellulosic materials
  • The 14 day version without glucose provides more details about a product’s antimicrobial efficacy and is commonly requested for cellulosic materials

For a more stringent test, our laboratory recommends the 28-day ASTM G21 antifungal test.  Plastics and polymeric materials generally use ASTM G21 instead of AATCC 30 part 3.

Customers commonly request AATCC TM 30 Part 3 as part of product development and ongoing quality control testing.

When choosing the appropriate method for testing, it is important to communicate with your product test laboratory; knowing what requirements need to be met and how to approach a project can be discussed and defined with our commercial and technical teams at Situ Biosciences to ensure a smooth testing process.

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