Certified Labs Deliver Better Results

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Demystifying Antimicrobials Webinar Series—Certified Labs Deliver Better Results

IAC Webinar May 4, 2016 12:00 Noon EST

Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI—According to the IAC, variation in antimicrobial test results is a concern for manufacturers and retailers of odor control apparel and textile products. Says Jim Krueger, the IAC’s Managing Director, “Brands and retailers tell us that measuring odor control performance has been inconsistent and confusing. Results from one lab may not be comparable to another lab, even when they are using the same test method on identical samples. These discrepancies can impact adoption time frames, raise doubts about product claims, and cause regulatory compliance concerns.”

This Webinar describes why the IAC Laboratory Certification Program is so important and why the IAC Test Verification Program is such an important aspect of Certified Laboratories. “By facilitating more test method consistency within testing laboratories, brands and retailers can have greater confidence in the test reports they receive to determine the performance of antimicrobial and odor control technologies,” states Bob Monticello, IAC Chief Scientific Adviser, who presents the webinar. “Plus, the IAC Certified Laboratory Program helps manufacturers and retailers easily identify high quality testing facilities.”

The Science of Protecting Your Brand

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IAC Webinar Discusses Improving Antimicrobial Test Reliability to Verify Quality and Build Consumer Confidence

Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI—January 21, 2016—Consumer demand for antimicrobial benefits in home textiles and apparel has grown substantially. In trying to meet that demand, many product developers have encountered inconsistent antimicrobial test results that leave them frustrated and uncertain of the real performance of their treated product. In this webinar, the International Antimicrobial Council gets to the root of this problem and offers a clear solution to end the frustration of contradictory test results.

Now that product designers can choose from a variety of odor control technologies, their qualification and quality assurance testing must accurately reflect whether the selected antimicrobial is functioning as intended.  Dependable verification of antimicrobial performance is critical for ensuring product quality and consistency, both of which are keys to strengthening consumer satisfaction and loyalty.


Developing Antimicrobial Programs and Policies for Treated Textiles

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Webinar providing background information regarding textile antimicrobial programs and policies.

An Overview of Odor Control in Textiles”

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A look at the market demand for Odor control and the technical story behind it.

IAC 103 Treated Articles, Claims Webinar

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Come join us for an overview of the USEPA Treated Articles Exemption as listed within FIFRA. FIFRA is the law regulating antimicrobials and their use in the United States. FIFRA also governs products treated with antimicrobials in foreign countries and then imported into the USA.