AATCC 135 is a durability test often incorporated into antimicrobial testing in order to evaluate the ability of an antimicrobial application to withstand exposure to home laundering. Customers may choose to include durability testing while performing common antimicrobial textile tests such as AATCC TM 100 for bacteria, AATCC TM 30 for fungi, or ISO 18184 […]

AATCC 135 – Home Laundering

AATCC 147 is a qualitative antimicrobial test used to detect bacteriostatic activity on fabric and textile materials. This method is useful for obtaining a rough estimate of activity by the size of the zone of inhibition. AATCC 147 is also used for testing antibacterial, bactericidal, bacteriostatic activity and has been proven effective at providing evidence of antibacterial activity against Gram-positive […]

AATCC 147 – Antimicrobial Fabric Test

The AATCC 174 is an antimicrobial test method designed to determine the antimicrobial activity of new carpet materials. This method consists of three procedures used for antibacterial, antifungal, bactericide and fungicide testing of carpet fibers and materials. The three antimicrobial test procedures included in this method are as follows: Qualitative antibacterial assessment Quantitative antibacterial assessment Qualitative antifungal assessment. […]

AATCC 174 – Antimicrobial Carpet Test

AATCC TM 100 is a test for antimicrobial performance in fabrics and textiles. The AATCC TM 100 is a standard, globally recognized, antimicrobial textile test. It is a quantitative method in which the assessment of antibacterial finishes on textile materials, including fabric finishes, is determined by the degree of antibacterial activity. AATCC TM 100 is used to assess […]

AATCC TM 100 – Antimicrobial Fabric Test

The AOAC 960.09 method determines the acceptable minimum concentration of a chemical that can be used for sanitizing pre-cleaned, nonporous food contact surfaces. The use of antimicrobials on pre-cleaned, non- porous, food contact surfaces is regulated by the EPA. The AOAC 960.09 is an EPA-specified method for the registration and labeling requirements of antimicrobials.  This test method accounts for varying […]

AOAC 960.09 Germicidal and Detergent Sanitizing Action of Disinfectants

AOAC 961.02 tests the efficacy of spray disinfectants on contaminated nonporous surfaces. The AOAC 961.02 is used for testing spray disinfectants to determine their efficacy as disinfectants on contaminated hard nonporous, inanimate environmental surfaces. It is one of the EPA-specified test methods for antimicrobial pesticide registration. This method is especially appropriate for disinfectants that don’t require dilution and are designed to […]

AOAC 961.02 Germicidal Spray Products as Disinfectants

The AOAC 965.13 test method tests the efficacy of products for disinfecting swimming pool water. The AOAC 965.13 determines the lowest concentration of a substance that is effective as a disinfectant in swimming pools.  The test substance is exposed to organisms and the number of surviving organisms is determined at various time points. The same is done with a […]

AOAC 965.13 Disinfectants for Swimming Pools

The AOAC 966.04 method determines the sporicidal efficacy of disinfectants. The AOAC 966.04 test evaluates water-soluble powders and non-volatile liquid products for sporicidal efficacy. This method is used for the registration of disinfectants and the verification of claims of sporicidal efficacy with the EPA and FDA. In this method, Peni cylinders and silk sutures are inoculated with Bacillus subtilis […]

AOAC 966.04 Sporicidal Activity of Disinfectants

AOAC Use-Dilution test (955.14, 955.15, 955.17, and 964.02) is utilized for determining the efficacy of disinfectants against Trichophyton,  Salmonella, Staphylococcus, or Pseudomonas. The AOAC Use-Dilution test is a disinfectant efficacy test performed with penicylinders, which are referred to as “carriers” in the AOAC method. The AOAC Use-Dilution test is executed by soaking stainless steel carriers in […]

AOAC Use-Dilution Test (955.14, 955.15, 955.17, 964.02): Disinfectants

ASTM D2574 is the standard antimicrobial test method for evaluating the resistance of emulsion paints in a can or container to microbial growth. ASTM D2574 is designed to expose products to mixed fungal and bacterial cultures in a controlled setting over the course of 2 weeks. ASTM D2574 challenges samples of one or more paints that contain various levels […]

ASTM D2574 – Antimicrobial Test – Paint

The ASTM D5660 test method is the legacy standard test method for assessing the microbial detoxification of chemically contaminated water and soil using a toxicity test with a luminescent marine bacterium, Photobacterium phosphoreum. Testing provides valuable information on how a chemical may contaminate water or soil while in use and after disposal.  Sensitive environments can be greatly affected by even […]

ASTM D5660 – Phototoxicity Testing