AATCC Test Method 174-2011

Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of New Carpets

Developed in 1991 by AATCC Committee RA31 (Revised 2011 with title change)

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is designed to determine the antimicrobial activity of new carpet materials consists of three procedures: a qualitative antibacterial assessment; a quantitative antibacterial assessment and a quantitative antifungal assessment. It may also be used to evaluate the effect of a cleaning process (agreed upon by the interested parties) on the antimicrobial resistance of carpets.

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