Textiles - Determination of antifungal activity of textile products - Part 1: Luminescence method
|Publication Date:||15 August 2012|
|ICS Code (Textiles in general):||59.080.01|
This part of ISO 13629 specifies a test method for the quantitative determination of the antifungal activity by measuring the intensity of luminescence produced by an enzymatic reaction [adenosine triphosphate (ATP) method].
The part of ISO 13629 is applicable to various kinds of textile products, such as fibres, yarns, fabrics, clothing, bedclothes, home furnishings and other miscellaneous goods.
Based on the intended application and on the environment in which the textile product is to be used, the user can select the most suitable evaluation method from the following methods before enumeration by the ATP method:
a) absorption method (an evaluation method in which test fungi suspension is inoculated directly onto the specimens);
b) transfer method (an evaluation method in which test fungi are placed on an agar plate and printed onto the specimens).