Durable Performance

SILVADUR™ Delivers Long Lasting Antimicrobial Protection

ANTIMICROBIAL EFFICACY & WASH DURABILITY

SILVADUR™ Durability
Types of Tee Shirts 100% Cotton Tee Shirt 50/50 Polyester/Cotton
Unwashed 99.99% 99.99%
50 Washes >99.0% >99.5%

SILVADUR™ treated fabrics were tested vs. a control (untested) fabric and measured for overall reduction in bacteria.


Fabrics were tested using ISO 20743 Test Method with Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922).


Tests independently performed by the International Antimicrobial Council



100% Cotton Socks
Test Organisms D (inhibition zone) Requirement on D % reduction after 50 washing cycles AAA Requirement on % reduction
Escherichia coli ATCC 8099 0mm ≤5mm >99 ≤70
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 0mm ≤5mm >99 ≤80
Candida albicans ATCC 10231 0mm ≤5mm >99 ≤60

TEST METHODS: AATCC147


Washing method: FZ/T 73023-2006 Antibacterial knitwear, appendix C3.


Safety requirement (D): FZ/T 73023-2006 Antibacterial knitwear, appendix E.


Antimicrobial activity test: FZ/T 73023-2006 Antibacterial knitwear, appendix D.