AATCC 30 Test IV
Humidity Jar, Mixed Spore Suspension
Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textile Materials
This test is used to evaluate a textile’s ability to control mildew and fungal growth on a material intended for outdoor and above ground use. Samples are usually waterproof.
- Samples are saturated in a nutrient, glycerol solution, allowed to dry, and then sprayed with a mixed spore suspension.
- The inoculated fabrics are then suspended in individual jars and incubated for 14 days for non-coated cellulosic textiles, or 28 days for non-cellulosic textiles.
- Samples are evaluated weekly for fungal growth and/or can be tested for breaking strength after incubation time.
- MicroStar Lab does not perform breakage testing and will only report on visual assessment of fungal growth. Samples can be sent to our reference lab for strength loss determination.