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Microban Opens Microbiology Testing Services to Non-Partners


Microban is offering a seamless testing, results and consultation service to non-partner companies, associations, universities and governmental organizations.

The global antimicrobial solutions provider said Wednesday that it is expanding its microbiology testing services in order to provide independent testing and verification capabilities for evaluating antimicrobial performance of products for textiles and polymers

“Expanding our service to meet industry demand is a natural next step,” said Microban’s vice president of research and development, Dr. Ivan Ong. “Given our 25 years of experience and core competence in understanding the antimicrobial performance of wide ranging products from textiles to polymers, we bring tremendous value to microbiological testing, which is why we chose to open our test labs for independent and confidential contract testing.”

Microban’s labs perform many bacteria and fungus standard industrial tests, including the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Specialized field swabbing and identification for bacteria and fungus are also available to non-partners as well. In addition, Microban’s independent test services are sustainable and comply with global compliance standards.

“An additional point of difference we offer is our ability to consult on technical interpretation and offer productive feedback as a supplement to a standard test report,” said Dr. Glenner Richards, Microban’s test laboratories director. “Often times, unfamiliarity with the effect of test factors presents challenges to individuals and companies inexperienced in deciphering the meaning of microbiological test results.

Microban will go beyond microbial reports and also offer consumers potential solutions for future bacteria and fungus management, as part of its new non-partner business opportunities.

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