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Medical Projects: TQM Analysis of PPE Samples

Vartest is now providing Total Quality Management (TQM) support for n=32 Medical PPE projects at no extra charge.

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COVID-19 and Vartest

We are performing all of the tests needed for surgical gowns, isolation gowns, and drapes

AAMI PB70 Level Test Liquid Challenge Result Expected Barrier Effectiveness
1 AATCC 42 Impact Penetration Water ≤ 4.5 g Minimal water resistance (some resistance to water spray)
2 AATCC 42 Impact Penetration Water ≤ 1.0 g Low water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
2 AATCC 127 Hydrostatic Pressure Water ≥ 20 cm Low water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
3 AATCC 42 Impact Penetration Water ≤ 1.0 g Moderate water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
3 AATCC 127 Hydrostatic Pressure Water ≥ 50 cm Moderate water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
4 ASTM F1670 Synthetic Blood Penetration Surrogate Blood no penetration at 2 psi(13.8 kPa) Blood and viral penetration resistance (2 psi)
4 ASTM F1671 Viral Penetration Bacteriophage Virus no penetration at 2 psi (13.8 kPa) Blood and viral penetration resistance (2 psi)
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High-Visibility Safety Apparel standard has been improved for 2020

The American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel (ANSI/ISEA 107) has been improved for 2020.

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Impact and Puncture Testing at Vartest

We have a brand new instrument to run Impact and Puncture Testing, including ASTM D2794, ASTM D4226, ASTM D5420, and ASTM D5171

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Vartest has a FAQ on UVC/UVGI and Textiles

Can UVA and UVB exposures be used to predict UVC results? No. Materials which deteriorate when exposed to UVA and UVB will also deteriorate when exposed to UVC...

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