This document specifies quantitative challenge test methods for evaluating the antifungal activity of footwear and footwear components.
This document is applicable only to footwear and components that claim to have antifungal (antimycotic) properties or antimicrobial properties.
Two methods can be applied. The choice of method depends on the material properties and test microorganisms. Dynamic challenge test method can be applied to all types of materials. For single absorbent materials, static challenge test method is recommended. Brief descriptions of each method are given in 11.2 and 11.3.