AATCC TM 30 Testing Overview
AATCC TM 30 Overview
For fungal product testing, TM 30 is a go-to method for industrial materials and consumer products. Used for materials that may be susceptible to unsightly fungal growth, AATCC TM 30 has two purposes:
1. Determining the susceptibility of materials to mildew and rot
2. Evaluate the efficacy of antimicrobial treatments
Developed for use with both interior and exterior products, AATCC 30 offers 4 variants; AATCC TM 30 part 1, AATCC TM 30 part 2, AATCC TM 30 part 3, and AATCC TM 30 part 4. TM 30 part 3 is the most widely chosen method and the table below offers a quick overview and comparison of the 4 options.
Test Type of Test Typical Use Typical Turn Around
30 part 1 Soil Burial Outdoor – Ground Contact 4-16 weeks
30 part 2 Surface Indoor – Cellulosic Materials 3 weeks
30 part 3 Surface Indoor – General Textiles 3 weeks
30 part 4 Humidity Jar Outdoor – Above Ground 3-5 weeks
As with most microbiological tests, there is a great deal of variability related to the nature of the specific microorganisms, test conditions and materials used. Our lab can help in the selection of the proper test conditions.