Fungicide- and Algaeicide test
If a biocidal system is not only intended to ensure the shelf life of a product, but also to provide active protection after and during use, surface-oriented testing methods must be used. Such requirements can be found e.g. in paints and plasters which are meant to have fungicidal protection on the facade, but also to textiles or foils that are to be preserved in an outdoor application against fungal attack and mold. Furthermore, coating systems, which are meant to reduce bacterial germs as "antimicrobial surfaces," are also playing an increasing role.
Depending on the application, tests can be carried out according to various standards. Again, the test program to be performed depends strongly on desires of the customer - whether, upstream washing/leaching, or UV exposure is desired prior to the microbiological challenge. This can all be arranged on an individual basis.