AATCC Test Methods & Evaluation Procedures
AATCC is probably best known for its standardized test methods and evaluation procedures, compiled in the annual AATCC Technical Manual. Each test method is designated by a number followed by a date, which indicates the year in which the method was issued, last revised, or reaffirmed. The designation should be quoted in full in referring to a particular method.
An important feature of all AATCC test methods is that test results are numerically quantified as opposed to being reported as pass-fail. Test results are the basis for describing material or process characteristics that are not in themselves intended to be performance specifications. AATCC policy prohibits endorsement of such specifications. Buyer and seller, or regulatory bodies, may establish pass-fail specifications based on the results of AATCC test methods. AATCC does not define "passing" or "failing" results for any test.
Browse or search the lists of current AATCC methods. Click a method number for purpose, scope, and ordering information.
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All AATCC test methods are updated at least once every five years, on a rotating basis. Be sure to use and reference only the most current versions of test methods and the Technical Manual.
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For more about how AATCC test methods are kept current, visit the Method Development pages.
AATCC Test Method Online Training
AATCC is offering a series of online training
videos designed to explain and demonstrate the
more commonly used AATCC Test Methods and
Evaluation Procedures. This training promotes consistent and accurate testing and evaluation of textile materials throughout the industry by offering step-by-step instruction of AATCC test methods and demonstrating correct techniques for performing the methods.
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