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Antimicrobial Testing

Antimicrobial Testing

Top Requested Antimicrobial Product Tests

  • 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 additives are incorporated into an extensive range of products and materials. Testing is often key to cost containment and market acceptance.

At our lab, commonly used antimicrobial tests include AATCC 100 antibacterial test for textiles, AATCC 30-III antifungal test and ISO 22196 antimicrobial test for plastics.

There are hundreds of test methods regularly used by our industrial and consumer products customers. We can also test formulations to help determine the right concentration levels, discover new uses for existing antimicrobials as well as test products and applications exposed to actual environmental conditions.

Each industry may have several antimicrobial test methods accepted as industrial standards. Knowing which ones to use and why to use them can help reduce the cost and time to get the material or product to market.

Contact the lab at 847-483-9950 for more information about testing of industrial materials and consumer products.