MIL-STD 810 – Antifungal Testing

MIL-STD 810, or Military Standard 810, provides a stringent antifungal test method to determine product or material anti-fungal performance.

The MIL-STD 810 test method incorporates components of environmental stress on the tested product or material.  The implication being that new material tested by other anti-fungal standards such as the ASTM G21 may not provide test results that actually reflect performance of the material after the material has been put into service.

There are many historic versions of the test 810 standard with the most commonly requested being the MIL-STD 810G. Historic versions of the 810 Standard can be significantly different in both the manner in which materials are tested and in other components of the anti-fungal test method.

It is important to assess fungal growth and take into consideration microbial deterioration in the design of a material as part of the products expected life cycle, as well as understand how fungal growth can affect performance or use by impairing a material’s functionality.

Products undergoing MIL-STD 810 testing generally need to show high anti-fungal performance and durability as intended by the manufacturer, even with extreme exposure to microorganisms.

Product development can be costly and time consuming; Situ Biosciences’ product test laboratory can perform testing and provide tests results in an efficient and timely matter, allowing the customer to focus on the next important steps to implement their product on the market.


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MIL-STD 810G section 508.7 - Fungus

As the most commonly requested 810 test, 810G is used to determine if materials comprising of a material or an assembled combination of material will support fungal growth, while also determining the immediate and long term effects that growth can have on a material’s performance and use.

MIL-STD-810G section 508.6 - Fungus

Preceding version of MIL-STD 810G.

MIL-STD-810F section 508.5 - Fungus

810F is performed to assess the extent to which a material will support fungal growth, the immediate and long-range effects that growth may have on the performance or use of the material, as well as determining the nutrients supporting fungal growth.

MIL-STD 810C section 508.1 - Fungus

Similar to other 810 tests, the purpose of the MIL STD 810C fungi test is to assess the extent to which material will support fungal growth.  Standard testing for this method is also 28 days; however, testing can extend up to 84 days.

MIL-STD 810E section 508.4 - Fungus

810E is for testing materials with a cycling 24 hr. temperature profile. This test determines how fast fungi will grow, how the fungi will affect the material, how well the material can be stored, and whether or not the material is safe to use following fungal growth.