Intertek's Microbiology laboratories provide Antimicrobial Efficacy testing to JIS Z 2801 and ISO 22196 standards for surface bound antibacterial products

The Japanese Industrial Standard test for Antimicrobial Activity and Efficacy JIS Z 2801 and the International standard ISO 22196 are the recognized approached to the evaluation of the efficacy of an antibacterial product when it is applied to surfaces materials such as plastics, ceramic, materials.

Intertek’s Microbiology laboratories provide a comprehensive testing service in accordance with and ISO 22196. The JIS Z 2801 method is designed to quantitatively test the ability of plastics and other antimicrobial surfaces to inhibit the growth of microorganisms or kill them, over a 24 hour period of contact. Testing can be carried out on Staphylococcus aureus bacterial strains and Escherichia coli, as well as other bacterial strains upon request.

Intertek’s Microbiology capabilities include testing support relevant to your industrial sector, your product type and requirement (distribution, import / export, manufacturing, research and development, problem solving).

Intertek's suite of International Antimicrobial Efficacy Test Methods

  • EN 1040 Basic Bactericidal Activity of Chemical Disinfectants
  • EN 1276 Quantitative Suspension for Bactericidal Activity
  • Microbiological analysis on materials in accordance with ISO 846
  • EN 13727 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area
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