Revised test method for antibacterial finishes on textile materials
The revised AATCC TM100-2019 eliminates the variability on many of the critical steps that previously led to variability in test results, even on identical substrate. Coupled with other standard protocols, this method will allow for a much clearer prediction of real-world antimicrobial activity on a treated article. It will provide better repeatability within laboratories and more importantly, reproducibility between laboratories.
AATCC TM100-2019 is now available for purchase through the AATCC website and it will also be included in the AATCC 2020 Technical Manual released January 2020.
Labs can evaluate their performance on antibacterial test methods by participating in the AATCC Proficiency Testing Program. Registration for 2020 rounds will open by October 2019. The Antibacterial Module is distributed in April.
For further information: www.aatcc.org