Foam can present an interesting environment for microbes to thrive in.

Not only are foams generally concealed under covers and layers, foam is often exposed to a variety of possible food sources that may encourage microbial growth.

Foam Testing

Microbial growth in foam can pose a problem, especially when the foam is contained in bedding and not easily accessible

Foam testing can vary depending on whether the material is hydrophobic or hydrophilic. Common foam tests include AATCC 30 (7 and 14 day versions), the more stringent ASTM G21 and JIS Z 2801. Foams used in military products are often run to MIL-STD 810G.

Durability Testing for Foam

Durability testing is also recommended when testing the efficacy of antimicrobials in foam. Durability tests simulate actual conditions the material may be exposed to and can provide valuable data for how the product may be used by the end-customer.

Our lab recommends antimicrobial foam testing for a range of products and materials including bedding, furniture, vehicle and aviation chairs, and for products to be used in medical facilities.

Manufacturing plants themselves can be a source of contamination and production lots are often screened for microbial growth prior to delivery to the end-customer

For more information about foam tests, contact the lab 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