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FTTS-FA-001 Antibacterial Textiles for General Use
FTTS-FA-002 Antibacterial Textiles for Medical Use
FTTS-FA-003 Electromagnetic Shielding Textiles
FTTS-FA-004 Moisture Transferring and Quick Drying Textiles
FTTS-FA-005 Water-Vapor Permeable and Liquid-Water Impermeable Textiles
FTTS-FA-006 Antifungal Textiles
FTTS-FA-007 Wrinkle Free Textiles
FTTS-FA-008 Ultraviolet Protective Textiles
FTTS-FA-009 Antistatic Textiles
FTTS-FA-010 Far Infrared Textiles
FTTS-FA-011 Water Repellent Textiles
FTTS-FA-012 Oil Repellent Textiles
FTTS-FA-013 Stain Release Textiles
FTTS-FA-015 Flame-Resistant Textiles
FTTS-FA-016 Charcoal Contained Filler Fiber Textiles for Warmth Retention
FTTS-FA-017 Deodorization for Charcoal Contained Filler Textiles
FTTS-FA-018 Deodorized Textiles
FTTS-FA-019 Cool Feeling Textiles
FTTS-FA-020 Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics
FTTS-FA-023 Generating Heat-Textiles
FTTS-FA-027 Antibacterial Activity
FTTS-GA-024 Cycling Clothing
FTTS-GA-025 Jogging Clothing
FTTS-GA-026 Energy-saving Clothing
FTTS-FA-001 Antibacterial Textiles for General Use

Antibacterial Textiles can prevent harmful bacteria from proliferating on fabrics and thus effectively reduce bacterial infection and related pathological changes that might adversely affect human health. Therefore, antibacterial treatments are widely applied in textile industry. Antibacterial Textiles find applications in products for households, furnishings, hygiene, cleansing and automobiles. Products include towels, socks, insoles, shoe linings, underwear, sportswear, leisurewear, shirts, blouses, work wear, medical garments, bedding, non-woven products and many others. The quantitative evaluation of antibacterial activity is judged by the bacteria reduction.

With current technology in Taiwan, antibacterial textiles for general use shall possess a Bacteriostatic Activity Value of at least 2.2 for quantitative test and there shall be existence of inhibiting halos for qualitative test (halo test). Bacteria used for testing are Staphylococcus aureus and the test method applied is JIS L1902.



This criterion is applicable to the evaluation and testing of antibacterial activity of textile for general use. The quantitative evaluation of antibacterial activity is judged by the percentage of bacteria reduction.

Performance specification

3.1 Criteria:

Textile must achieve antibacterial activity expressed by percentage reduction of bacteria (%) to grade 2 or above on two specified test organisms, after being washed for 50, 20 cycles by an approved lab, or no washing required for disposableproduct so to meet the requirement set for FTTS-FA-001.

3.2 Washing requiremen:


Washing cycles


Antibacterial activity after 50 washing


Antibacterial activity after 20 washing


Antibacterial activity without washing
(for disposable products)

3.3 Classification of antibacterial activit

Percent reduction of bacteria (%)



Reduction rate≧99.9



99 ≦ reduction rate<99.9



0<reduction rate <99



3.4 Toxicity test:

The applicant must provide animal test reports with dermal irritation test (PII primary irritation index1000 mg/kg, no mortality nor abnormal symptom) for the antibacterial finishing reagent used for the treated textile. This can also be provided by test report copy from a third party or guarantee letter from antibacterial finishing reagent supplier.


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