Biological
Resistance

Environmental simulation
Test procedure

The term biological resistance describes the extent to which materials may be disintegrated by micro-organisms such as bacteria, algae or fungi.



There are many applications in which the respective materials must not support bacteria or fungi growth.

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Chemical resistance
Standards

Microbiologic tests (also known as fungus tests) can be carried out according to the following standards:

Electronic components according to:

  • DIN EN 60068-2-10 Environmental testing - Part 2-10: Tests - Test J and guidance: Mould growth
  • BMW GS 95003-5 Mould growth
  • MIL-STD 810G (Method 508.6) Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
  • RTCA/DO-160F Section 13 fungus resistances Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • AS 1157.1 Australian Standard - Methods of testing materials for resistance to fungal growth Part 1: General principles of testing
plastics according to:

  • DIN EN ISO 846 Plastics - Evaluation of the action of microorganisms
  • BMW GS 95003-5 Mould growth
Textiles according to:

  • AATCC Test Method 30 Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textile Materials
  • AS 1157.2 Australian Standard - Methods of testing materials for resistance to fungal growth Part 2: Resistance of textiles to fungal growth
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