ASTM E2197: Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal, and Sporicidal Activities of Chemicals (modified)

Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacies of 6 disinfection devices against a variety of microbes in different test conditions in laboratory-controlled testing.  Materials and Methods Each test will include 6 disinfection devices: Device A and Device B.  Each test will include 3 exposure times: 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 20 minutes.  3 […]

ASTM E2180: Determining the Activity of Incorporated Antimicrobial Agent(s) In Polymeric or Hydrophobic Materials

Link: https://www.astm.org/Standards/E2180.htm Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of non-porous materials in laboratory-controlled testing.  Testing This testing will be performed as a modification to the ASTM International Standard Test method E2180.  Sections (dimensions to be determined) of the test material will be disinfected with an ethanol solution, then inoculated with a semi-solid […]

ASTM E2362: Standard Practice for Evaluation of Pre-saturated or Impregnated Towelettes for Hard Surface Disinfection

Link: https://www.astm.org/Standards/E2362.htm Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacies of several wipe formulas against a variety of microbes/viruses in laboratory-controlled testing.  Materials and Methods This testing will be a modification of ASTM International’s Standard Test Method E2362. Test surface carriers (glass slides 25 x 75 mm) will be inoculated with a liquid microbial/viral […]

ASTM E1053: Standard Practice to Assess Virucidal Activity of Chemicals Intended for Disinfection of Inanimate, Nonporous Environmental Surfaces

Link: https://www.astm.org/Standards/E1053.htm Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antiviral activity of a/multiple disinfectant products in laboratory-controlled testing.  Testing This testing will be a modification of ASTM E1053 – Standard Practice to Assess Virucidal Activity of Chemicals Intended for Disinfection of Inanimate, Nonporous Environmental Surfaces. A nonporous glass or stainless steel carrier surface will be […]

AOAC (EPA MB-06-09): Evaluation of Spray Disinfectant (includes standard 80 carriers)

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-analytical-methods/antimicrobial-testing-methods-procedures-mb-06-09 Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacies of a novel disinfection device against a variety of microbes on different test locations in laboratory-controlled testing.  Materials and Methods This testing will be performed per the US EPA’s MB-06-09, Standard Operating Procedure for Germicidal Spray Products as Disinfectants (GSPT): Testing of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas […]

AATCC TM 100: Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of

https://members.aatcc.org/store/tm100/513/ Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of multiple textiles in laboratory-controlled testing.  Testing This testing will be performed according to the standard AATCC TM100. Circular textile swatches will be placed into a sterilized jar, inoculated with a liquid microbial suspension, and incubated at the test organism’s ideal growth temperature (such as […]

AATCC TM 30: Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textiles

https://members.aatcc.org/store/tm30/491/ Purpose and Goals Evaluate and compare the antifungal activity of textiles in laboratory-controlled testing.  Testing This testing will be performed per the International Antimicrobial Council’s modification to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ Standard Test AATCC TM30-IV.  Sections (dimensions to be determined) of the test material will be inoculated with a liquid […]

Textile Structure/Performance/Durability Testing

AATCC TM 20/20a – Independent Material Certification with Fiber Typing (spunbond vs spunlace) AATCC TM 22 – Water Repellency: Spray Test AATCC TM 42 – Water Resistance: Impact Penetration AATCC TM 127 – Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test ASTM D5034 – Standard Test Method for Breaking (Tensile) Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test) […]