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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 194 is an antimicrobial test against dust mites that performs an assessment of the anti-house dust mite properties of treated textiles under long-term test conditions. This method is used for textiles claiming to have anti-dust mite performance. It is not specific to the end-use of a material and only reports on a fabric’s efficacy. AATCC 194 evaluates the degree […]

AATCC 194 – Dust Mite Test

AATCC TM 30 antifungal product test is a quantitative method to determine the susceptibility of fabric and textile materials to mildew and rot. Although this antimicrobial test is commonly used for textiles, this method can also be used to evaluate the efficacy of fungicides on textiles and foams. There are four parts to AATCC TM 30, with […]

AATCC 30 – Antifungal Test – Fabrics

AATCC 30 part 3 is an antifungal test for fabrics and textiles. This method is a commonly requested antimicrobial test used for textiles and all non-cellulosic materials where growth would harm a product’s visual appeal but not necessarily its material strength. This method is an antimicrobial surface test that introduces a material to the common fungi Aspergillus niger. […]

AATCC 30 Pt 3 – Antifungal Fabric 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

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

ASTM D3273 is the standard antifungal test method for the resistance to growth of mold on the surface of coatings in an environmental chamber. This antimicrobial test method is a dry film coating test that provides the accelerated evaluation of the relative resistance of paint films to surface mold, fungi, and mildew growth in a […]

ASTM D3273 – Antifungal Test – Coatings

ASTM E2149 is an antimicrobial test method for determining the antimicrobial activity of immobilized antimicrobial agents under dynamic contact conditions. ASTM E2149 is often referred to as the “shake flask test” and is recommended for testing an antimicrobial additive. ASTM E2149 is used for materials where the antimicrobial treatment is immobilized and does not migrate into the surrounding environment. Results evaluate the resistance […]

ASTM E2149 – Antimicrobial Test

ASTM E2275 is a standard practice for evaluating water-miscible metalworking fluid bioresistance and antimicrobial preservative performance. Metal Working Fluids (MWF) are regularly used in challenging environments and are often exposed to significant microbial populations. Untreated or untested, MWF’s ability to function properly can be compromised by microbial contamination.  ASTM E2275 is also used to determine the overall […]

ASTM E2275 – Metalworking Fluid Test

ASTM G21 is a standard antifungal product test for determining fungal resistance of plastics and polymeric materials. Synthetic polymers are generally resistant to fungi, but the additives  (such as colorants, stabilizers, and plasticizers) used in the polymer may not be. These additives may contribute to the fungal growth and unsightly conditions. Products made of plastics and foam are […]

ASTM G21 – Antifungal Test