ISO 13125:2013

Scope
Test method for antifungal activity of materials that contain a photocatalyst or have photocatalytic films on their surface. Determines the extent of efficacy of light activated antifungal treatments.

Products that can be tested
Ceramics, textiles and construction materials as per standard. Applicable to a wide variety of non-porous flat coated, sheet, board or plate form surfaces.

Description of Test

  • A specified concentration of fungal spores is introduced to surfaces with an antifungal coating and control materials without the coating.
  • After a period of light exposure, viable fungal spores are enumerated by surface extraction and detection om an appropriate agar.
  • The efficacy of the antimicrobial finish is quantified following calculations relating to the satisfaction of criteria for a valid test as outlined in the standard.
  • The test method commonly uses Aspergillus niger and Penicillium pinophilum however this can be adapted to include other bacterial or fungal species as requested by the client.

Third Party Validation
On passing this test, the product can be labelled as tested by airmid to ISO 13125:2013 in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.

Turnaround Time
4 weeks from receipt of samples

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