Övriga standarder inom mikrobiologi

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 156 (Plast)
Källa: ISO
Svarsdatum: den 31 maj 2018
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This International Standard specifies methods for determining the deterioration of plastics due to the action of fungi and bacteria and soil microorganisms. The aim is not to determine the biodegradability of plastics.

The type and extent of deterioration may be determined by

a) visual examination


b) changes in mass


c) changes in other physical properties.

The tests are applicable to all plastics that have an even surface and that can thus be easily cleaned. The exceptions are porous materials, such as plastic foams.

This International Standard uses the same test fungi as IEC 60068-2-10. The IEC-method, which uses so-called "assembled specimens", calls for inoculation of the specimens with a spore suspension, incubation of the inoculated specimens and assessment of the fungal growth as well as any physical attack on the specimens.

The volume of testing and the test strains used will depend on the application envisaged for the plastic. These parameters should therefore be agreed upon before the tests and should be stated in the test report.