Certified Reference Material for JIS Z 2801 – Antimicrobial Activity of Plastics Test

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This product includes the world’s first Certified Reference Material (CRM) designed for use as a Test Control in performance of the standard JIS Z 2801 test method. Each unit consists of a sample set of both Treated (orange) and Untreated (blue) Test Controls, which are intended to guarantee the highest quality of antimicrobial method performance available and to validate proper ISO 17025 test performance.

CRMs are innovative reference standards developed from decades of antimicrobial testing expertise in the global market and are accredited to the ISO 17034 standard. This accreditation requires the establishment of Certified Values through ISO 17025 accredited method performance.

JIS Z 2801 is a standard, globally recognized, quantitative antimicrobial test that is intended to evaluate hard surfaces and plastics to measure the growth that may occur after a material is inoculated by two common bacteria, E. coli and S. aureus. Standard testing is perfomed over a 24-hour period of contact. JIS Z 2801 is harmonized with the ISO 22196 method.

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Product Performance

Representative images of JIS Z 2801 Certified Reference Materials before and after test.

Treated Control (Orange) & Untreated Control (Blue).


Certified Values of Available Products

Certified Values for this product are derived through a calculation of the reduction of bacteria on a test sample after a 24 hour incubation period – Utilizing the equations described in JIS Z 2801.


Treated Test Controls

  • Reduction of 99% of bacteria or greater (a.k.a. 2 Log Reduction)

Untreated Test Controls

  • No reduction of the bacteria

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