antimicrobial textile

ISO 20743 – Assessment of Antibacterial Finished Products

The Assessment of Antibacterial Finished Products The International Standard (ISO) 20743 method, titled "Textiles - Determination of Antibacterial Activity of Antibacterial Finished Products", is designed to test the ability of fabrics that have been treated with antimicrobial agents to prevent microbial growth and to kill microorganisms, over an 18-24 hour...

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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 L 1902 – Antimicrobial Fabric Test

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) L 1902 method, titled "Testing Antibacterial Activity and Efficacy on Textile Products", is designed to test the ability of fabrics that have been treated with antimicrobial agents to prevent microbial growth and to kill microorganisms, over an 18 hour period. Within the official standard method, there...

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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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AATCC 147 Assessment of Textile Materials: Parallel Streak Method

Measurement of Antibacterial Activity of Textile Materials Using the Parallel Streak Method The AATCC 147 method, commonly known as the Parallel Streak method, is designed to qualitatively evaluate the antibacterial activiry of diffusable antimicrobial agents on treated textile materials. In other words, it tests the ability of the treated textile to...

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AATCC 174 – Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of Carpets

Assessment of Antimicrobial Finishes on Carpet The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) 174 method, titled "Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of Carpets", is designed to test the antimicrobial activity of new carpet materials. Within the official standard method, there are 3 procedures – qualitative and quantitative assessments of the...

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AATCC 30 Antifungal Assessment and Mildew Resistance Test

The AATCC 30 method, titled "Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textile Materials" is designed to determine how susceptible textile materials (cloth, gauze, or similar objects) are to mildew and fungal growth and evaluate the efficacy of the fungicides applied to the selected materials. The...

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AATCC 100 – Antimicrobial Fabric Test

  Assessment of Antibacterial Finishes on TextilesAntimicrobial agents are useful textile additives and have become more and more common in today's products. They provide textiles with remarkable resistance to odors caused by microorganisms, often without detracting from the appearance or feel of the fabric. With the social rise of more active...

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