Antimicrobial Testing

  • 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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  • AATCC Tests

    AATCC 30-III

    Antimicrobial
    • AATCC 30-III

      Antimicrobial
      AATCC 30-III

      AATCC 30 Antimicrobial Test - Fungi

      AATCC TM 30 antifungal test is a quantitative method to determine the susceptibility of textile materials to mildew and rot. AATCC 30 evaluates the efficacy of fungicides on textiles and foams. AATCC 30 is a four part test with AATCC 3 part III the most common choice.

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  • 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 tamdem with ISO 22916.

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  • JIS Tests

    JIS Z 2801

    Antimicrobial
  • 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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  • ASTM Tests

    ASTM G29

    Antialgal Test
    • ASTM G29

      Antialgal Test
      ASTM G29

      ASTM G29 Antialgal Efficacy Test

      ASTM G29 is used to evaluate the degree and durability of protection against surface growth of algae afforded by additives incorporated in a treated product. ASTM G29 is used in aquatic environments and for materials where plastics are exposed to surface water and sun.

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Antimicrobial testing is used to determine the efficacy of antimicrobial additives or inherent antimicrobial properties of a given material or product. Testing is key to cost containment and market acceptance.

Finished products are tested for antimicrobial efficacy in a range of environments and use conditions. Preservation challenges, shelf life and durability are a few the considerations to make when choosing the appropriate antimicrobial test for a specific product or industry.

Other antimicrobial test options include test formulations to determine concentration levels, discovering new uses for existing antimicrobials as well as testing products and applications using representative and actual pilot scale environmental conditions.

Commonly used antimicrobial tests include AATCC 100 for textiles, AATCC 30-III for textiles and foam and ISO 22196 for plastics and coated materials.

There are hundreds of methods used to test antimicrobials. Knowing which ones to use and why can help reduce the cost/time to get the material or product to market. Contact us at 847-483-9950 for more information about antimicrobial testing.

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