ISO 20743 – Antimicrobial Textile Test

ISO 20743 is a standard antimicrobial test method that determines the antibacterial activity of antibacterial- finished textile products.

Standard organisms tested against for ISO 20743 include S. aureus and K. pneumoniae; other organisms may be used by customer request.

Depending on the intended use of the product, different testing options can be selected to determine antibacterial activity.  These include:

  • Absorption Method
  • Transfer Method
  • Printing Method

Please inquire with the lab if a specific ISO 20743 method is required.  The absorption method is performed unless otherwise specified prior to testing.

ATP and Plate Counts are used as quantitative measurements for any of the three method options. The incubation time for testing is determined by specific test condition requirements.

ISO 20743 can be used as a relatively quick antimicrobial test for textiles and can provide important data on product performance. Understanding how a product will perform against microorganisms is important in order to maintain a quality product on the market. Antimicrobial testing can be used on finished products and can also be utilized for ongoing Quality Control Testing and Product Development.

For more information on Antimicrobial Textile testing, contact our Antimicrobial Test Laboratory 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