Microbial Product Testing

  • Antimicrobial Testing

    AATCC 30

    Antimicrobial
    • Antimicrobial Testing

      AATCC 30

      Antimicrobial

      AATCC 30 Antifungal Test

      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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  • Biodegradation Testing

    OECD 301 B

    Biodegradation
    • Biodegradation Testing

      OECD 301 B

      Biodegradation

      OECD 301B CO2 Evolution Biodegradation Test

      A frequently requested aerobic biodegradation test, OECD 301B is used for a wide range of products and is recognized globally. OECD 301B is 28 day respirometry test for liquid formulations and is suitable for both poorly soluble and absorbing material samples.

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  • Antimicrobial Testing

    AATCC 100

    Antimicrobial
    • Antimicrobial Testing

      AATCC 100

      Antimicrobial

      AATCC 100 Antimicrobial Textile Test

      AATCC 100 is a common test for antimicrobial finishes on textiles. Standard AATCC 100 antimicrobial tests are run vs. E. coli and Staph. AATCC 100 can be used for single antimicrobial tests in developing applications and for large-scale production tests for textile mills.

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  • Antimicrobial Testing

    JIS Z 2801

    Antimicrobial
    • Antimicrobial Testing

      JIS Z 2801

      Antimicrobial

      JIS Z 2801 Antimicrobial Test

      JIS Z 2801 is an antimicrobial surface test for antimicrobial performance. Commonly used in foams and solid materials, JIS Z 2801 tests a material against 2 standard microorganisms, E. coli and S. aureus, over a 24 hour period.

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  • Antimicrobial Testing

    ASTM G21

    Antifungal Test
    • Antimicrobial Testing

      ASTM G21

      Antifungal Test

      ASTM G21 Antifungal Testing for Plastics and Foam

      ASTM G21 is a standard antifungal test for plastic materials. ASTM G21 is used for interior products such as foams, vinyl, gaskets, rubber stoppers and exterior products like siding, shingles, pool covers and polymeric coatings. ASTM G21 is a minimum 28 day antimicrobial test.

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  • Antimicrobial Testing

    ISO 22196

    Antimicrobial
    • Antimicrobial Testing

      ISO 22196

      Antimicrobial

      ISO 22196 Antimicrobial Plastics Test

      A common antimicrobial plastic test, ISO 22196 is used in a wide range of industries. ISO 22916 is a 24 hour test that measures antibacterial activity on plastic surfaces. Antimicrobial durability testing and is often done to age samples prior to using ISO 22916.

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For over 50 years, antimicrobial and biodegradation testing standards have been used for industrial materials and consumer products.

Global organizations such as AATCC, ASTM, ISI, JIS, and OECD have developed and harmonized standards for use in nearly all markets.

Often used in multiple markets and industrial sectors, these test methods are recognized and accepted throughout the world as a demonstration of a product's antimicrobial performance or ability to biodegrade.

Knowing which microbial test method to choose, for which type of product and under which circumstances, can make a difference in bringing an antimicrobial product or application to market.

With harmonized methods, there are often several choices for the same product type or market.

For more information about which antimicrobial and biodegradation test method may be best suited for your product, contact the lab at 847-483-9950.

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Antimicrobial Testing