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METIS PCA vs Merino Wool vs Bamboo vs Other – do they stand the antibacterial test?

METIS PCA vs Merino Wool vs Bamboo vs Other – do they stand the antibacterial test?

Claims too good to be true

We completely understand that what we are achieving with our proprietary METIS PCA Fibre and the claims that we are making are “too good to be true”. You may have felt this way after purchasing another product that has similar claims and it has left you feeling a bit cheated. Which has given us a bit of a challenge with our socks – to convince you, the customer, that the claims we are making are based on scientific fact.

Testing competitors

Based on feedback we have received online, we decided to put some of our competitors to the test to find out how METIS PCA Fibre stands up against other fibres that claim to be antibacterial.

Where were the tests conducted?

We have tested our socks, and socks purchased either online or locally in Melbourne, with Thor Specialties Pty Ltd who are part of the international Thor Group.

The method

We have tested to AATCC Test method 100-2012 Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials.

The objective

The objective is to provide a quantitative evaluation of the anti-bacterial activity in a sock sample.

The results

As seen below, the results speak for themselves. They were surprising enough for Thor to retest the competitor products to make sure the results were conclusive.

You can find both official reports from Thor here and here.

 

Sample Staphylococcus Aureus ATCC 6538 R Value Comment
AKESO SOCK with METIS PCA PCABSW 1818 General sock 99.95% reduction rate Less than 100 organisms recovered after 24 hours
AKESO SOCK with METIS PCA PCABSB3618 Ski Sock 99.30% reduction rate Less than 100 organisms recovered after 24 hours
Competitor Antibacterial Ankle Sock purchased online no % reduction rate for sample Significant increase in the recovered organisms K pneumoniae and St aureus over the 24 hour test period
Merino Wool socks purchased locally at a sock shop no % reduction rate for sample Significant increase in the recovered organisms K pneumoniae and St aureus over the 24 hour test period
Bamboo socks purchased locally at a sock shop no % reduction rate for sample Significant increase in the recovered organisms K pneumoniae over the 24 hour test period and an increase of .4 logs for the St aureus

 

Our Technical Service reports are available on request from sales@akesosocks.com.au



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