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AATCC TM100-2019, Test Method for Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of
14.1 Last revised 2019 to remove several issues that led to confusion among users. Ambiguity was reduced by defining the parameters for use of untreated viability controls, concentration of nutrient in inoculum medium, inoculum preparation, fabric swatch preparation, sample sterilization, and final test report contents.
14.2 Revised 2012. Editorially revised 2010, 2009. Reaffirmed 2008. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 2004. Revised 1999. Reaffirmed 1998. Revised 1993. Reaffirmed 1989. Revised (with title change) 1988. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 1986. Editorially revised 1985. Revised 1981. Reaffirmed 1977.
Editorially revised 1974, 1971, 1969. Revised 1965. 14.3 Developed in 1961 by AATCC Committee RA31.
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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