Plastics and polymeric materials are used in just about every possible industrial and consumer product application.
From pelletized feed stock to fibers, coatings, extrusions and plasticizers, plastics and polymeric materials are consistently challenged by microbes.
Selecting the appropriate antimicrobial plastic test is an important consideration in product development and market acceptance.
Antimicrobial plastic testing often includes surface testing, durability and aging (to simulate real world conditions) and even detailed molecular analysis in developing effective antimicrobial formulations. Common antimicrobial plastic tests performed at our lab include ISO 22196, JIS Z 2801, ASTM G21 and ASTM G29.
Whether a bio-based plastic or standard petro-chemical polymer, antimicrobial plastics and plastic biodegradation tests are often a key step in bringing plastic products to market.