Work Item
ASTM WK73519

New Test Method for Quantitative Method for Determining the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Towelettes

1. Scope

The purview of Committee E35 is the development of standard definitions, classifications, appropriate test methods, and recommended practices relating to efficacy, safety, quality, and impact in appropriate environments of pesticides, antiseptic and antimicrobial agents, biological agents, devices, and equipment.
These activities will be coordinated with the interests of related Committees in ASTM, and with other professional and governmental organizations.


Towelette; antimicrobial; Staphylococcus aureus; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; wiping contaminated surfaces


To generate a quantitative antimicrobial towelette efficacy test. The test is anticipated to be used to assess the efficacy of pre-saturated antimicrobial towelettes. The method can be used by testing laboratories such as federal labs, contract efficacy testing labs, and antimicrobial towelette manufacturers.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15

Committee: E35

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-08-2020

Technical Contact: Amanda Strauch

Item: 001

Ballot: E35.15 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item