EN ISO 11721-2:2003

Textiles - Determination of the resistance of cellulose-containing textiles to micro-organisms - Soil burial test - Part 2: Identification of long-term resistance of a rot retardant finish (ISO 11721:2003)

Publication date:   Nov 14, 2006

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Jun 6, 2008


CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products

European Norm

07.100.99   Other standards related to microbiology | 59.080.30   Textile fabrics



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ISO 11721-2:2003 describes a test procedure for identification of the long-term resistance of a rot-retardant finish against the attack of microorganisms in the soil.
It permits a distinction to be made between rot-retardant finishes with no long-term resistance, with regular long-term resistance and with increased long-term resistance, in order to assess the suitability for use in the tropics.
As the soil burial test is a biological process and the test soil not accurately defined, ISO 11721-2:2003 only covers the comparison of finished and unfinished specimens.

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EN ISO 11721-2:2003
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jun 6, 2008