antimicrobial surface

EPA Test Method for the Continuous Reduction of Bacterial Contamination on Copper Alloy Surfaces

The EPA's "Test Method for the Continuous Reduction of Bacterial Contamination on Copper Alloy Surfaces" is designed to quantitatively test the ability of copper alloy surfaces to continuously reduce bacterial inoculums on these surfaces. It is a difficult test for most antimicrobial surfaces to pass. In order to obtain...

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EPA Test Method for the Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Copper Alloy Surfaces

The EPA's "Test Method for Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Copper Alloy Surfaces" is designed to quantitatively test the ability of copper alloy surfaces to kill 99.9% of the target microorganism for 24 hours, after multiple simulated wear cycles and re-inoculations. In order to obtain a residual self-sanitizer claim, an initial copper sufrace...

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Federal Standard 191A Method 5760

Federal Standard 191A constitutes a series of laboratory standards designed for the United States Military and Federal Government for the testing of textile materials against the standards set forth by Military and Federal specifications. Method 5760, titled "Mildew Resistance of Textile Materials; Mixed Culture Method," is specifically designed to...

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ISO 22196 Test for Antimicrobial Activity of Plastics

Measurement of Antibacterial Activity on Plastics Surfaces and Other Non-Porous Surfaces The ISO 22196 method is designed to quantitatively test the ability of plastics to inhibit the growth of microorganisms (Bacteriostatic) or kill them (Bactericidal), over a 24 hour period of contact. It is a relatively sensitive assay, meaning that it...

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ISO 27447 – Test for Antimicrobial Activity of Photocatalytic Materials

The ISO 27447 method, titled "Test Method for Antibacterial Activity of Semiconducting Photocatalytic Materials", determines the ability of photocatalytic materials to inhibit the growth of microorganisms or kill them. Both hard surfaces (non-porous) and textiles could contain a photocatalyst or have photocatalytic films and can be tested using this method by measuring the number...

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JIS Z 2801 Test for Antimicrobial Activity of Plastics

Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity of Hard Non-Porous Surfaces The JIS Z 2801 method tests the ability of plastics, metals, ceramics and other antimicrobial surfaces to inhibit the growth of microorganisms or kill them. The procedure is very sensitive to antimicrobial activity and has a number of real world applications anywhere...

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MIL-STD-810G Method 508.6 Fungal Resistance Test

The MIL-STD-810G are a series of laboratory standards designed by the United States military to test the endurance capabilities of materials based on the expected field conditions they will meet during their lifetimes. Method 508.6 is a material fungal resistance test developed to determine if the material components comprising the...

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ASTM E2180 Test for Hydrophobic Antimicrobial Surfaces

The ASTM E2180 method is designed to quantitatively test the antimicrobial effectiveness of incorporated antimicrobial agent(s) in polymeric or hydrophobic materials. Bacterial inocula (which are aqueous solutions) may bead on hydrophobic test surfaces, creating a domed or nearly spherical shaped droplet, thereby reducing bacterial contact with the treated surface. This...

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ASTM G21 Fungal Defacement Test

The ASTM G 21 method, titled "Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi" is designed to test the resistance of synthetic polymeric materials (molded materials, surface treated articles or similar objects) to fungal attack. It is a popular method, used by industry to evaluate the resistance...

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EPA Copper Surfaces as Sanitizers Test

The EPA's "Test method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy Surfaces as a Sanitizer" is designed to quantitatively test the ability of copper and copper alloy surfaces to act as a sanitizer. Most importantly, this method serves as the technical basis for substantiation of so-called "health claims" for antimicrobial surfaces. In other...

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ASTM G22 Resistance of Plastics to Bacteria

The ASTM G 22 test method, titled "Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Plastics to Bacteria" is designed to test the resistance of synthetic polymeric materials (molded materials, surface treated articles or similar objects) to bacterial attack.The main component of synthetic polymeric materials, resin, is usually resistant to bacteria,...

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