AATCC Test Method 100-2012
Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials:  Assessment of


Developed in 1961 by AATCC Committee RA31 (Revised 2012)



1.  Purpose and Scope
1.1  This test method provides a quantitative procedure for the evaluation of the degree of antibacterial activity.  Assessment of antibacterial activity finishes on textile material is determined by the degree of antibactieral activity intended in the use of such materials.  If only bacteriostatic activity ( inhibition of multiplication) is intended, a qualitative procedure which clearly demonstrates antibacterial activity as contrasted with lack of such activity by an untreated specimen may be acceptable.  However, if bactericidal activity is intended or implied, quantitative evaluation is necessary.  Quantitative evaluation also provides a clearer picture for possible uses of such treated textile materials.


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