Microbiological Testing

Testing Protocols

The unique, long lasting antimicrobial benefits of SILVADUR™ (products 900, 930 and 961) can be measured using many different industry standard techniques; however, it is imperative that treated products be tested and analyzed consistently across the globe to ensure proper use levels and avoid confusion in the marketplace.

The approved microbiological method for measuring antimicrobial activity is based on the ISO 20743 test method. This method is recommended for use within the OECD Task Force on Biocides for the measurement of efficacy of biocide treated articles.

MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST METHODS

  • ASTM E2149
  • JIS L1902
  • AATCC 100
  • ISO 20743
  • FZ/T 62015-2009 (China)
  • FZ/T 73026-2006 (China)
  • QB/T 2881-2007 (China)
  • Dow Internal Testing Standards

WASHING STANDARDS

  • AATCC 61-2A
  • AATCC 135

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