ASTM E2362 - 09

    Standard Practice for Evaluation of Pre-saturated or Impregnated Towelettes for Hard Surface Disinfection

    Active Standard ASTM E2362 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    Significance and Use

    This test method may be used to determine if a pre-saturated or impregnated towelette demonstrates antimicrobial effectiveness as a disinfectant on hard surfaces.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is designed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of pre-saturated or impregnated towelettes when used as a hard surface disinfectant.

    1.2 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) are required and to follow them when appropriate.

    1.3 This practice should be performed only by those trained in microbiological techniques.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.35 (Chemicals for industrial and domestic desinfection purposes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47131803(Household disinfectants)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2362-09

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