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AATCC TM174-2016, Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of New Carpets
Developed in 1991 by Committee RA31; revised 1992, 2011 (with title change); editorially revised and reaffirmed 1993; reaffirmed 1998, 2016; editorially revised 2004, 2010.
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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