AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs
2013 Shipping Schedule (PDF)
2014 Shipping Schedule (PDF)
Dependable test results aren’t an accident. The best labs test themselves regularly and AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs help you do just that. Anonymously gauge your laboratory’s performance against that of hundreds of others around the globe. Register for any or all programs.
- For each program, AATCC sends samples twice a year to participating labs with instructions. Labs submit their test results online and AATCC compiles the data in a summary report. The report is distributed to participating labs with a code to identify their data.
- Certificates of Participation are issued at the end of the calendar year to all participating laboratories. This is of importance to many companies wishing to show that they are striving for continual improvement.
- Registration Deadline - One month prior to sample ship date of corresponding testing round; see shipping schedule at top of page
For more info on each program, click on the program name below.
(full yr; half yr)
|METHODS INCLUDED||DISTRIBUTION MONTHS||CONTACT PERSON|
100 & 147
|Appearance & Physical Properties||US$540; US$310||Test Methods 88B, 88C, 124, & 135||March/September||Suzanne Holmes|
|Colorfastness||US$370; US$210||Test Methods 8, 15, 16.3 Option 3, 61, & 107||June/December||Suzanne Holmes|
|Fiber Identification & Analysis||US$275; US$159||Test Method 20A||February/August||Aaron Creech|
|Visual Gray Scale for Color Change Evaluation||US$320; US$185||
|Water Resistance/Repellency||US$540; US$310||
22, 35, 42, & 127
Note: Labs may choose not to participate in all of the test methods, however, the fee remains the same regardless of the number of tests completed.
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