Test Method 100-2012
Antibacterial Finishes on Textile
Materials: Assessment of
in 1961 by AATCC Committee RA31
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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