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Title: MODIFICATION, USE OF, AND DESCRIPTION OF AATCC OF TEST METHOD 100-1999 TO TEST FOR ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF DENIM MADE FROM FLAX FABRIC.

Author
item CHUN, DAVID
item Foulk, Jonn
item MCALISTER III, DAVID

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/10/2005
Publication Date: 5/15/2006
Citation: Chun, D.T., Foulk, J.A., McAlister III, D.D. 2006. Modification, use of, and description of aatcc of test method 100-1999 to test for antibacterial properties of denim made from flax fabric. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. htpp://www.cotton.org/beltwide/proceedings/2006/pdfs/2050-2050.pdf.

Interpretive Summary: The AATCC Test Method 100-1999," Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of", was adapted to the resources available to our laboratory. The general method for assessing the antibacterial tendency of fabric made from flax and cotton blends will be described as well as the results from these tests. The role of drying flax-cotton denim blends on antibacterial tendency was also tested and the results will be presented.

Technical Abstract: The AATCC Test Method 100-1999, "Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of," was adapted to the resources available to our laboratory in order to measure the antimicrobial properties of fabric made from flax and cotton blends. The general method for assessing the antibacterial tendency of fabric made from flax and cotton blends will be described as well as the results from these tests. The role of drying flax-cotton denim blends on antibacterial tendency was also tested and the results will be presented. When no significant differences were found, even when a drying factor was included, the test method was checked against fabrics known to exhibit antibacterial properties. Here the test method was found to be very sensitive.