AATCC Committee Meetings


You can impact the textile tests used all over the world.

AATCC research committees, administrative committees, and interest groups meet twice per year to develop test methods, conferences, and other educational programs or publications. Some meetings also feature guest speakers. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to all.  There is no fee to attend, and input is welcome.  

Spring 2017 MeetingsRemote ParticipationSpecial EventsFuture MeetingsPast Meetings

Spring 2017 Meetings

May 2-4, 2017
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Pre-register by Wednesday, April 26 to facilitate meeting preparations. Only on-site registration will be accepted after April 26.


Deadline:EXTENDED TO April 7
Discounted daily rates of $150.00 are available at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center located at 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703.  Use the reservation link on the AATCC website or contact the hotel directly at +1.919.941-5050 and mention the AATCC meetings.  Make reservations by April 2 to ensure availability.

Please note: The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center is a smoke- free property.  The hotel will post a $200 cleaning fee to the account of any guests who smoke in their guest room.

To facilitate global participation, AATCC offers remote access to select meetings.

For Spring 2017 meetings, please register online to get the call-in number. All remote participation meetings will be held Tuesday, May 2. Refer to the meeting schedule for specific times.

REMOTE Meetings Registration (Log-in information will be emailed with registration confirmation)

  • RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency & Wetting Agent Evaluation
  • RA88, Home Laundering Technology
  • RA100, Global Sustainability Technology (with speaker Todd Copeland, Patagonia)
  • RA106, UV Protective Textiles
  • RA111, Electronically Integrated Textiles


Several committees will host speakers in addition to holding their regular business. Refer to the meetings schedule for specific day and time for each presentation.

For Spring 2017, the following meetings will feature guest speakers:

      • RA34, Preparation
        Comparison of Fabric pH and Alkalinity Methods
        Ken Greeson, Cotton Inc.
      • RA103, Spectroscopic Technologies
        Chromatography and Extractions for A Textile Laboratory
        Dr. Keith Beck
      • RA100, Global Sustainability
        Chemical Management in the Supply Chain
        Todd Copeland, Patagonia
      • RA80, Print Technology
        Topic & speaker to be announced
      • RA31, Antimicrobial Activity
        Method Development Process
        Valerie Fogg, AATCC
      • RA104, Garment Wet Processing
        Earth Colors: From Nature to Fashion
        Bryan Dill, Archroma Brand & Performance Textile Specialties
      • RA87, Applied Dyeing & Characterization of Dyes
        Topic & speaker to be announced
      • RA92, Interaction of Dyes and Finishes
        Needle Oils for Knitting Machinery and Yarns –
        Choosing the correct match for the yarns you knit.
        Charles Poston, Kluber Lubrication NA LP
      • RA89, Hand Evaluation
        TSA – Textile Softness Analyzer – An objective way to measure real softness, roughness, and stiffness of fabrics
        Alexander Gruner, Emtec
      • Chemical Applications Interest Group
        Topic & speaker to be announced
      • Concept 2 Consumer Interest Group
        China’s GB Standards – Made easier to understand.
        LouAnn Spirito, SGS Consumer Testing Services
      • Materials Interest Group
        What are Composites?
        Robina Hogan, Frankl-Thomas and Universal Fibers


Networking Reception

May 2, 5:30-6:30pm
Mingle with industry colleagues over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a drink. Registration includes one drink ticket. A cash bar is also available.

TCR Meeting     

May 3, 5:30-6:30pm
Attend the Technical Committee on Research (C3) for a brief report from each committee and interest group.  This meeting will help you learn more about the activities of the Association and the research committees. This is an open meeting and all are welcome.

Fall 2017 Committee Meetings
November 14 – 15, 2017
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

The Technical Committee on Research (TCR) minutes provide a summary of all research committee activities for each series of meetings.

Click here to access TCR Minutes from past meetings (AATCC members only)

Minutes for other meetings are distributed to members of the respective committee. To join a committee, please contact Valerie Fogg.