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AATCC clarifies use of test method applications

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Jun '20
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AATCC has clarified that to use its TM100 or TM147 to demonstrate efficacy against viral activity is not the correct application for these methods. According to AATCC, it is appropriate to use TM100 and TM147 to support claims related to odour control; however, it is not appropriate to use these methods to support claims related to viral protection.
 
The association suggested that the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 and the best response for safety and personal productive equipment (PPE), has many understandably concerned. However, no one should be misled by false or ill-informed product claims concerning protection against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19 in textiles or related materials, AATCC stated.  
 
Further it emphasised that successfully passing AATCC TM100 or AATCC TM147 has no bearing on whether a product will prevent or protect against the Covid-19 virus. While it is an excellent predictor of functionality, if someone promises or alludes that their textile-related product will defend against Covid-19 solely because it passed one or both of these methods.
  
There are currently no AATCC textile testing methods or approved modifications of AATCC testing methods that are available for specifically measuring antiviral activity of textiles against SARS-CoV-2.
 
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)


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