How do we manage the quality of our fabric treatment process?

  • Routinely, a sample piece of a treated fabric is extracted and sent to a US lab (Internationally Recognised) and a Singapore Accredited Laboratory for Biological Testing on selected bacteria strains
  • According to the test method ASTM E2149-10, the sample fabric is placed inside a flask filled with bacterial solution
  • By shaking the flask continuously for 1-24hrs (simulating how our clothes actually kill the bacteria build up on our skin flora), the result is a bacterial reduction efficacy of 70-99.99% .
  • The same test is repeated again twice, after the sample fabric is washed (after 10 times and after 20 times)
  • The desired efficacy after repeated launderings should still achieve more than 70% to qualify as a good treatment process
  • In addition, the treated fabric is also checked for uniformity in antimicrobial performance

Extensive toxicology tests were done; see below some of the key areas where testing has been carried out on-

  • Oral Toxicology
  • Eye Contact
  • Eye Irritation
  • Skin Irritation
  • Skin Absorption
  • Dermal Toxicity
  • Skin Contact
  • 3-week vaginal irritation study
  • 32-day human wear test with treated socks
  • 3-month human wear test with athletic socks
  • Inhalation
  • Mutagenicity
  • Environmental

With the tests results achieved, the antimicrobial technology has successfully earned numerous safety and performance certification, accreditation with international standards and governmental regulatory agencies:

Here’s a list of some of the international accreditations and approved registration by the antimicrobial technology

–       US EPA No. 64881-1

–       US FDA 510 (k)

–       Canada PMRA: No. 15133

–       Japan SEK Approval

–       Oeko-Tex Standard 100

–       European EINECS 248-595-9

–       China FDA CMAU1052/ No.97256

Fabric Hygiene

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