The latest test completed was to demonstrate the anti-fungal properties of micrAgard PLUS in comparison to other popular materials on the market, including PVC and Polyester. The tests which were completed showed that PVC supported the growth of the fungus specimen and was shown to increase by 10%, the same was reported for the Polyester with a 5% increase in the fungus specimen. micrAgard, however, did not support the growth of the fungus specimen and was actually showing a protective zone around the material swatch. This is further results of our efforts to make micrAgard as anti-microbial as possible and we are always striving to continue to improve on this to keep it compliant infection control standards and prevent the spread of infection or illness. See pictures below:
Outline of Test Method
Specimens of test material 3.8 +0.5 cm diameter discs, including corresponding untreated controls of the same material, are placed in contact with agar plates inoculated with test organism.
The plates are the incubated for 14 days at 28oC ±1oC for 14 days. After incubation, a clear area of interrupted growth underneath and along the sides of the test material indicates antibacterial activity of the specimen.
The product Red PVC has partially supported the growth of Aspergillus brasiliensis, no zone of inhibition was observed around the sample but growth is evident on the sample surface.
The product 600D Red Polyester has not supported the growth of Aspergillus brasiliensis, a partial zone of inhibition was observed around the sample and some fungal growth is evident on surface.
The product Red MicrAgard Plus Wipe Clean (Test) has not supported the growth of Aspergillus brasiliensis, a partial zone of inhibition was observed around the sample.
Zone of Inhibition
on test fabric
|1 Red PVC||No zone observed||10%|
|2 Red PVC||No zone observed||10%|
|1 Red MicrAgard||Zone Observed||0%|
|2 Red MicrAgard||Zone Observed||0%|
|1 600D Red Polyester||No zone observed||5%|
|2 600D Red Polyester||No zone observed||5%|