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SILVADUR™ Delivers Long Lasting Antimicrobial Protection
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antimicrobial efficacy and wash durability

Efficacy Tests

SILVADUR™ treated fabrics were tested vs. a control (untested) fabric and measured for overall reduction in bacteria.

Fabrics were tested using ISO 20743 Test Method with Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922).

Tests independently performed by the International Antimicrobial Council

Durable Performance

SILVADUR™ Durability

Types of Tee Shirts

100% Cotton Tee Shirt

50/50 Polyester/Cotton

Unwashed

99.9%

99.9%

50 washes

>99.0%

>99.5%

TEST METHODS: AATCC147.

Washing method: FZ/T 73023-2006 Antibacterial knitwear, appendix C3.

Safety requirement (D): FZ/T 73023-2006 Antibacterial knitwear, appendix E.

Antimicrobial activity test: FZ/T 73023-2006 Antibacterial knitwear, appendix D.

Durable Performance

100% Cotton Socks

Test Organisms

D (inhibition zone)

Requirement on D

% reduction after 50 washing cycles

AAA Requirement on % reduction

Escherichia coli ATCC 8099

0mm

≤5mm

>99

≤70

Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538

0mm

≤5mm

>99

≤80

Candida albicans ATCC 10231

0mm

≤5mm

>99

≤60

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